In pre-Christian Finland it was believed that the world was inhabited and ruled by spirits. Harmonious interaction with these spirits through ritual behaviour such as the cult of the Kotijumalat, or home gods, was of primary importance to the community’s well-being in an often hostile environment. Inspired by these traditions, Finnish artist Tatu Nikkanen has been giving shape to his own home gods using basic tools and scrap materials taken from the urban environment. This display brings together examples of his work with comparative material from RAMM’s World Cultures collections.
13 October 2012 to 21 April 2013
10am - 5pm
TimesTuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and bank holidays
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