“An online exhibition space enables the immaterial and worldwide displaying of equivalent, location-based artwork. The online space also allows architectural solutions, which would be difficult or impossible to create in the real world. For example, you can choose to set up your exhibition in places like a grand palace or an ancient temple. Online spaces are also immune to changing weather conditions and strict building regulations, permits or pandemic-related restrictions.
The physical “2021: A Folk Epic” exhibition at Galleria Heino (Helsinki) has already ended and has been taken down, but anyone can still see the virtual form of this exhibition. As an experience, it is not the same, nor is it supposed to be. The virtual exhibition strongly represents the number 2021 in this Folk Epic.”-Topi Ruotsalainen