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My and Nutty Tarts project DRESSCODE is part of the BOUTIQUE – Where Art Meets Fashion exhibition i Berlin.


Opening: 21.1.2016 | 19:00
Exhibition 22.1.–28.3.2016

Art meets fashion in the new cross-over exhibition BOUTIQUE at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin.

In our everyday life, art and fashion have always been interconnected in the ways we dress, but it isn’t until recently that fashion has really gained a strong position in the art scene. We see a growing number of fashion exhibitions in art museums and galleries, fashion stores resemble art galleries more and more – and vice versa.

Instead of creating a competition between the two art forms, BOUTIQUE rather invites the visitor to reflect upon the similarities between art and fashion. It highlights the appeal of fashion, at the same time engaging in social issues and questions of consumption, mass production and beauty ideals. In pairs of two, sixteen Finnish fashion designers and artists have created unique pieces for the exhibition. The show comes to Berlin after exhibitions in New York, Washington, Tokyo and Helsinki.

With the following artists:
Minna Parikka & Jani Leinonen
Salla Salin & Timo Rissanen
Tero Puha & Teemu Muurimäki
Katja Tukiainen & Samu-Jussi Koski
Paola Suhonen & Mikko ljäs
Heidi Lunabba & Nutty Tarts
Juliana Harkki & Rauha Mäkilä
Timo Wright
Mimosa Pale

The exhibition is curated by Annamari Vänskä.


Dresscode is the New York edition of the community art project Cultural Dresscode, that was first realised in Helsinki 2012 by the artists Heidi Lunabba and Nutty Tarts (Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri)

Dresscode is researching how different identity groups are showing their identity in their choise of clothing. The artists photographed and intervieved people in three different spots in New York and made three fashion photographs based on the ansvers.

Fashion Interactions is a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores fashion culture by means of contemporary art, design and media. The exhibited works comment on the unsustainability of the fashion industry, analyze the relationship of fashion and corporeality, and investigate how people use clothes as tools for building their identities.

Curated by Annamari Vänskä & Hazel Clark
Presenting works from: Federico Cabrera, Heidi Lunabba, Jasmin Mishima, Anna Mustonen, Nutty Tarts, Timo Rissanen, Salla Salin, Heidi Soidinsalo, Saara Töyrylä, Timo Wright.

Opening: Friday November 15, 6pm – 9pm

November 11 – December 13, 2013
Open daily 12pm – 6pm

The Aronson Gallery
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York

Fashion Interactions, Finnish Cultural Institute in New York:

Fashion Interactions, Parsons New School:


Adress Publications writes about the project:

Long time no blog… But now back, this is what’s going on:



Rådhusgalleriet in Nykarleby, Finland June 13th to August 4th.
Kyrkogatan 4, open Tuesday-sunday at 1-5pm. Free entrance
Welcome to the opening at June 12th!

Kulturhuset Multeum in strängnäs, Sweden 4.5 – 1.6
The exhibition is touring in Sörmland in the autumn of 2013 visiting Flen, Oxelösund and Trosa.
Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Konst i länet

Hilpeys ja ennakkoluulo at Työväenmuseo Werstas June 12th to August 18th.
a exhibition about the history of gender and sexual minorities.
two works from the Twins series is in the exhibition.
The museum is open tue-sun klo 11-18, free entrance
Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Finnlayson area, Tampere, Finland

Cultural Dresscode


Fashion Interactions curated by Annamari Vänskä
Parsons New School Gallery, New York, USA
Opening on November 4th

Studio Vilgefortis


at Helsinki Pride in the last week of July, more info soon.