This “Our Pink House” is located near Kerava station, about 30min from Helsinki railway station. You’ll see this Pink House until 26 November, 2016.
This “pink” is made from crochet, designed by Polish artist called OLEK (Agata Oleksiak), done only in two weeks by volunteers and immigrants.
The house was originally built in 1910’s by carpenter Karl Jacob Svensk. During the Winter War 1939-1940, bombs fell to the yard, but family and the house survived. In 2015 over 21 million people lost their homes and had to flee abroad due to war and conflicts. Our Pink House is a symbol of hope and a wish for a better future.
“Our pink house is about the journey, not just about the artwork itself. It’s about us coming together as a community. It’s about helping each other. We can show everybody that women can build houses, women can make homes.” – OLEK
Our Pink House is associated with Kerava Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Yarn Visions, which will place the spotlight on knitted, crocheted, tufted and embroidered works. The exhibition will be shown in Art and Museum Centre Sinkka 26.11.2016-5.3.2017. If the weather permits, Our Pink House will be featured until the opening of the exhibition.
The project produced by Kerava Art Museum has been supported by Finland’s National Board of Antiquities, Prym Consumer Finland, Red Heart (USA) and Kerava Art Museum Friends Association, Kerava Evangelical Lutheran Parish and Savio Printing House. All of them share the artist’s wish: –Everybody should have a home.
“We live in challenging times, a changing world filled with conflict, wars and natural disasters. But I like to think that it’s also a world filled with love.” – OLEK
Exhibitions inside the house.
Nice potteries remind me of Japan.
Can you see “pinky” shade??