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EMMA receives artworks by Elina Autio commissioned by L-G Nordström Foundation

The L-G Nordström Foundation commissioned two works from artist Elina Autio and donated them to the Collection of EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. The newly completed works will be on display in the Experiments in Concretism exhibition. Opening in March, the show celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lars-Gunnar ‘Nubben’ Nordström (1924–2014), a pioneer of Finnish concretism.

Works to be displayed in an art silo in Norway

A new art museum, Kunstsilo, will open in Norway’s Kristiansand in 2023 in a grain silo originally built in 1934. The building’s modifications will be designed by Mestres Wåge Arquitectes and MX_SI Architectural Studio. The museum will house the collection of the Norwegian art collector Nicolai Tangen. It is known as the world’s largest private Nordic collection of modern art. It includes a representative selection of Nordström’s works.

Sculptures in the Rykmentinpuisto Park in Tuusula

Sculptures deposited at the Tuusula Art Museum by the L-G Nordström Art Foundation are located in the Puustellinmetsä Park in Tuusula’s Rykmentinpuisto Park. The works are part of an art programme to enhance the attractiveness of a new neighbourhood and the well-being of its residents. Construction work on the Rykmentinpuisto area started in 2019.

Books about Nordström’s life, art and jazz collection

In 2015, the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA organised a retrospective exhibition of Nordström’s work. It was accompanied by the publication of a 300-page collection Nubben: Lars-Gunnar Nordström (1924–2014). The book is available in Finnish and Swedish editions. In 2019, the National Library published Janne Mäkelä’s book Nubben’s records: Artist Lars-Gunnar Nordström as a jazz collector.