The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson

The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson

A beguiling exhibition of life-sized ceramic sculpturesEvent Website

Preview Party
Fri Apr 20th, 2018 6:30PM - 10PM CST
Apr 21st - Jul 15th, 2018
Exhibition Tour with the Artist
Sat Apr 21st, 2018 11AM - 3PM CST
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis ( map )

A kneeling girl talking to a two-headed bunny, a sleeping woman surrounded by ghost children and a girl with golden birds flying out of her eyes are contemporary creations that invite viewers into a fairytalelike world inspired by Finland’s primeval forests.


Ceramic sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts beguiling, life-sized ceramic figures of children, animals and mythical beings, some seemingly covered in moss and often communing in nature. This exhibition features nearly 35 selections of Simonsson’s work on display in ASI’s contemporary Osher Gallery and throughout the historic Turnblad Mansion. 


First Look Preview Party— The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson 
April 20, doors 6:30 p.m., event 7 – 10 p.m. 
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members 

Meet visiting artist Mr. Kim Simonsson, experience dance interpretation by Kelvin Wailey, learn more about moss from the University of Minnesota plant scientists, enjoy hands-on activities with Northern Clay Center, and partake of award-winning food and drink from FIKA.


The Exhibition — The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson 
April 21 – July 15, 2018 


Exhibition Tour with the Artist — The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson
Saturday, April 21, Two tours: 11 a.m. – noon, 2 – 3 p.m. 
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. 30 person capacity 

Join Finnish artist/sculptor Kim Simonsson for a rare U.S. opportunity to see his work and hear him talk about his creative process.

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