Mikko Kuorinki is an Artist Who Likes Words…

Wall Piece With 200 Letters Mitch Hedberg- Mitch All Together (2003)
Wall Piece With 200 Letters by Mikko Kuorinki
Mitch Hedberg – Mitch All Together (2003)
(Image from Mikko Kuorinki)

Between March 2010 and February 2011, Helsinki based artist Mikko Kuorinki formed one new text on the wall of Kiasma Museum each week.

Using removable letters and mouldings, Mikko assembled a number of interesting, inspiring, and moving words and quotes by various novelists, philosophers, poets and thinkers.

I think he gave us a wonderful example of the power of words…

Wall Piece With 200 Letters Rene Char in 'The Smoke That Carried Us...' (2004)
Wall Piece With 200 Letters by Mikko Kuorinki
Rene Char in ‘The Smoke That Carried Us…’ (2004)
(Image from Mikko Kuorinki)
Wall Piece With 200 Letters Mitch Hedberg - Mitch All Together (2003)
Wall Piece With 200 Letters by Mikko Kuorinki
Elias Canetti: The Human Province  (1973)
(Image from Mikko Kuorinki)
Wall Piece With 200 Letters David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest (1996)
Wall Piece With 200 Letters by Mikko Kuorinki
David Foster Wallace – Infinite Jest (1996)
(Image from Mikko Kuorinki)

If you would like to see images of the entire exhibition, or you’d like to learn more about the artist, you can visit Mikko Kuorinki’s site here.

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Comments (6)

I think that I would be more impressed if those were Mikko’s own words, but I like the idea, just the same.

LM agrees with you. I’m not so sure, though.

I love this (so cool) – and you had me at the first one! It’s awesome! Happy Monday J! X

The first one made me giggle as one of my colleagues used to water the plastic plants every day…. he really had no idea that they were not real, we let him carry on for about 6 months before we finally put the poor guy out of his pain!

Too funny! Poor poppet – I hope you didn’t dine out on that story for too long!

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