Emma, Espoo, 2015

Studio Suppanen was invited to design the NUBBEN exhibition at the EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. The Nubben exhibition is part of EMMA’s series of classics presenting the work of the great names of Finnish Modernism. Lars-Gunnar Nordström (1924-2014) was one of the leading pioneers of non-representational art in Finland. His art, Concretism, is characterized by an extremely precise, finished, deliberate visual expression. Nordström is particularly known for his geometric paintings, in which angular and curved flat colour fields form clear, strong, dynamic compositions. The main focuses for the exhibition design was to offer enough space foe  the extremely contrast rich and colorful works. Therefor the design proposal transformed the usually closed off exhibition space into a large open area where the works and visitors got enough air to breath.