The Holden Gallery at the Manchester School of Art is exhibiting the work of a group of MA students from the Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki and although the flyer states that the work is “…characterised as much by the attention to the sense of trace, the index of the artists mark, as by the deployment of sentiment via popular imagery”, it is a very funny and most enjoyable show.

Among the works on show is a collection of hilarious photographs by Eeva-Maija Priha of a young lady kissing the lips of notable European statues, a group of carved wooden rockets each with a pediment, attached by Panu Rytkönen, (very reminiscent of the Manchester Central Library) and a series of brown paper bags with grotesque cartoon faces cut from them by Janne Kiiskilä.

The show continues until the 1st February

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