R is for Rhythm

R is for Rhythm

A big part of the exhibition planning is a matter of choosing and then arranging the chosen elements in a specific order in space. I call it the rhythm.

Placed above the front door, the first and the last artwork of the exhibition is Marika Maijala’s Le Sacre du Printemps. It is a humoristic prelude for the exhibition.

The title of the work refers to Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the ballet that caused a riot on its premiere in Paris in May 1913. This is Marika’s interpretation of the orchestral concert, whose jarring rhythms and the use of traditional instruments in non-traditional ways paved the way for the experiments of later composers. I can hardly imagine a more suitable musical inspiration for an illustrator who enjoys experimenting wildly with different styluses.

To see in the exhibition:

Maria Herreros: Jazz, 2018

Marika Maijala: Le Sacre du Printemps, 2019