Exhibitions at Napa Gallery
Address: Eerikinkatu 18, 00100 Helsinki
Admission free

Nieves Zine Library
3. – 28. 4. 2012

Napa Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition with the legendary Swiss publisher Nieves. The exhibition will feature a full retrospective of Nieves’ zine program since 2004. Nieves was founded in 2001 with the aim of creating an affordable and quickly made product that could be published on
a regular basis. Artists chosen as guest editors all have in common a unique approach to their work in drawing, illustration or photography and over a hundred artists (and counting) have contributed to making up the Nieves zine series. The zines are published irregularly throughout the year and the edition of 150 copies each quickly become collectibles. The exhibition will feature over 100 zines published by Nieves since 2004, making them available for reading. Also on view and for sale will be a small but mighty selection of books published by Nieves since 2001.

3. – 28. 4. 2012

Scrollster is an ongoing project between Michael Swaney (1978, Canada) and Stephen Smith (1975, UK) exploring the potential of collaborative art practice and different compositional strategies. Thus, the work process itself is of major importance; the remixing, combining, reassembling and moulding of basic aesthetic elements and materials. The collaborative input, with its deviations and its emphasis on concepts of chance and transience, is always present in the final piece. The flow of patterns, the navigating, the scrolling through and rearranging of cultural ideas and objects that inflict on us in the everyday life, result in the creation of a new aesthetic that allows each artist to forget his own practice and push new experimental forms. (Text by Maike Moncayo)

Please join us for a toast with Michael Swaney and Stephen Smith from Scrollster on Friday 13.4. at 6-8pm! The artists will be also giving a talk at the Bookies seminar at Kiasma on Saturday 14.4. at 15.45, welcome!