The Glass Summer Menu
to start with
Spring potato salad and egg with Smoked fish or Feta-cheese
Grilled broccolini, almond and chili
Grilled Steak of the Day with asparagus, hand peeled shrimps and chili Hollandaise
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Pike perch braised in horseradish butter, hand peeled shrimps, peas and potatoes
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The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space
It started as many good stories begin – from a restaurant. Two friends, both well-known professionals. Two glasses and a bottle of good Riesling. One throws out an idea and the other gets interested. A long conversation follows. Another bottle of Riesling. More discussion. Ideas fly and vision becomes brighter. Notes are being made on a napkin. A promise and a handshake. The Glass is born.
Helsinki’s most picturesque dishes
THE NIGHT OF THE ARTS @ THE GLASS!
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You are always welcome, but we recommend booking a table for dinner. You can arrive for lunch, coffee, a glass and a snack as you wish – even on a whim. Below is a link to our booking system (in Finnish). Welcome!
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A gift card is a nice gift – the recipient can decide on using it for for food, drink or even tickets for a photo exhibition. Or to all of the above. Below is a link to our gift card store (in Finnish).
Visit The Finnish Museum of Photography’s current exhibitions
RITVA KOVALAINEN & SANNI SEPPO
FORESTS OF THE NORTH WIND 10.6. – 2.10.2022
“We are so used to landscapes shaped by humans that we risk forgetting what a natural forest looks like.”
Forests of the North Wind is the final part of a forest trilogy based on research through photographic art by Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo, culminating their three decades of work on forest themes. The first two parts of the trilogy were Tree People (1997), an exploration into Finnish forest mythology, and Silvicultural Operations (2009), which highlighted the downsides of forestry.
Forests of the North Wind portrays our natural forests as diverse spaces and states of being that sustain life. It depicts the rich ecosystems that our northern coniferous forests are at their best. The exhibition also illustrates how forest habitats are becoming threatened and being lost.
A natural forest means a forest that still retains its diversity-sustaining characteristics. Trees of various ages and species maintain biodiversity. Natural forests are biotic communities formed by thousands of plants, fungi, animals, protists, archaeans and bacteria.
The majority of our forests have been transformed by intensive forestry into something fundamentally different from what they would be naturally. Only around 1% of Finnish forests are in their natural state, that is, untouched. There are still slightly more forests left where the impacts of human activity have not decisively changed their natural structure and species composition. These, too, are still disappearing due to logging.
Most of the photographs in the exhibition were taken in protected areas near Finland’s eastern border ranging from North Karelia to Lapland. Elsewhere in Finland, only small, isolated fragments of natural forest have survived.
The exhibition urges us to recognise the difference between a natural forest and a commercial forest – to use modifier words when talking about forests, as our tendency to only talk generically about forests prevents us from seeing the true state of forest habitats.
Ritva Kovalainen (b. 1959) is a photographic artist whose numerous books, short films and exhibitions are themed particularly on the human relationship with nature.
Sanni Seppo (b. 1960) is a photographic artist whose work speaks about people’s community action to defend their rights, their relationship with nature and their fragile dreams of living lives unique to themselves. She is also interested in opportunities for influence through photography and is the co-artistic director of the Festival of Political Photography.
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