Image: Jacob Dahlgren Heaven in a Place on Earth 2013, Digital scales, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK
Jacob Dahlgren, Jiri Geller, Peter Halley, Simo Helenius, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Katri Kuparinen, Jani Leinonen, Roy Lichtenstein, Leo Lindsten, Liisa Lounila, Robert Lucander, Paul Osipow, Simon Patterson, Robert Rauschenberg, Aurora Reinhard, Raimo Reinikainen, Bridget Riley, James Rosenquist, Riiko Sakkinen, Pilvi Takala, Marianna Uutinen and Andy Warhol.
Serlachius Museum Gösta's main exhibition summer 2014 in the new pavilion shows the international classics of pop art side by side with the Finnish ones. They enter into dialogue with the artworks of Finnish and international contemporary artists.
Pop art was one of the most important shifts of the 20th century art. It was established after the second world war in the Great Britain and in the United States as the artists became interested in the popular culture as a response against elitistic high culture. Pop art was aimed for the general public, it was fast moving, easy and sexy. It was inspired by adverts, packages and other every-day phenomenon as well as celebrities and world's events.
The curator of the exhibition SuperPop!, Timo Valjakka, has picked about 130 artworks from 23 different artists that represent pop art in many different ways.