The Camouflage exhibition focuses on how designers and artists work when they filter impulses, process ideas, seek a direction for their work. The ideas presented here are suggestions, discoveries and carefully aimed provocations that hint at the authors’ future work in relation to the ongoing discussion on the topic.
“The purpose of camouflage is to disguise the object so as to make it more difficult to perceive. Instead of covering up, camouflage conceals by revealing. In the Camouflage exhibition contempo- rary art and design are concealed by and in one another,” curator Leevi Haapala explains the concept of camouflage.
The 19 artists, designers, duos and collectives live in different parts of the world. In addition to Finland, they come from Argentina, Great Britain, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Many of them work between two or more cities and cultures. They come from a range of cross-disciplinary backgrounds, and their changing projects provide them with changing professions and identities.