They are not afraid to be outshined by Helene Schjerfbeck, the ten young Finnish-Swedish artists whose artworks are on display under the title Reflective Shadows. 10 Contemporary Artists from Finland during Ordrupgaard’s Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition. The ten artists are: Mahlin Alsved, Axel Antas, H. C. Berg, Maria Duncker, Saara Ekström, Lotta Ingman, Marjo Levlin, Nina Roos, Hans Rosenström and Kim Simonsson.
Young, Finnish contemporary art has great success around the world in these years, and at Reflective Shadow at Ordrupgaard you can see everything from oil paintings and watercolours through plaster and glass sculptures to video and installation art – works that have been specifically chosen to communicate with the museum’s Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition. Reflective Shadow points out the great influence that Helene Schjerfbeck has even today on the Finnish art scene. Finland’s Institute of Culture together with curator Leevi Haapala from KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki look forward to showing the visitors of Ordrupgaard what is stirring right now in the land of a thousand lakes.