Signals, Gallery Flow, London

15 January - 14 March 2009

A signal can be a message from one person to another, through sound, language or light. Our environment is full of signs, of which we are both conscious and unconscious of. They surround us where ever we go; warn us, direct us, assure and inform us about what is happening around us. We can interpret signs without reflecting over them. They are part of our everyday, our means of communication in the world, whether in the city or in nature.

Visual art is a way of signalling. Contemporary applied art is a part of the visual culture and part of the tradition of form. Applied art in Finland lives on the boundaries between design and art and is living through a process of change.

The exhibition "Signals" features works by applied artists whose critical and independent choices in different disciplines communicate the direction of contemporary applied art in Finland today.