︎ Ideas of nature seen from the abstracted edge of perception.  ︎ Hypnotizing play of forms and colors, such that the distinction between fantasy and verity is rendered incidental.  



Three Finnish contemporary artists at Maison Louis Carré, a unique building designed by Alvar Aalto, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.

The exhibition presents a refined combination of contemporary sculptural works by the glass artist Laura Laine, the textile artist Kustaa Saksi, and the sculptor Kim Simonsson. While working with different materials, the artists have a common material approach, presenting works with a three-dimensional feel that perfectly fit with the characterizing organic, functionalist atmosphere of the Aalto-designed surroundings.

The iconic house is defined by the presence of natural light and its made-to-measure interior design – the fittings, furniture, lamps and textiles – by Alvar and Elissa Aalto and their collaborators in the late 1950s. Call to the Wild juxtaposes the artworks of the Finnish artists with the surroundings, becoming part of the interior and entering into a dialogue with the different rooms. This way, the exhibition not only becomes an encounter between the house and the selection of works, but also between two generations of Finnish design, combining the legacy of Aalto with contemporary artists who explore different styles, materials, and techniques. Resembling the year 1959 when Maison Louis Carré was built, the exhibition becomes the fruit of a unique alliance between Finnish and French culture.

Built on a hill near Rambouillet forest, 40 km south-west of Paris, the building is a masterpiece in itself, boasting the distinctive characteristics of Aalto’s design philosophy, acknowledging him as one of the masters of the 20th century architecture.