12.1.2012 – 29.1.2012
Carl Ludvig Engel: My home in Helsinki – my heart in Berlin
Cultural Centre G18
Yrjönkatu 18, Level 2
Cultural Centre G18 in the centre of Helsinki will be hosting an exhibition on the 19th century architect Carl Ludvig Engel, appointed by the Tsar of Russia to design the capital’s central street plan and its most important state and administrative buildings.
All Finns will be familiar with the name C.L. Engel but this exhibition is an opportunity for them and international visitors alike to discover more about the man and his life, including his family, home and beautiful gardens. What was life really like in early 19th century Helsinki?
This exhibition will explore these topics and recreates C.L. Engel’s private residence in the G18 ballroom at Bulevardi 18-20.
The exhibition draws on a wide variety of sources, including the Engel household’s fire insurance documents from 1834, a will from 1840, an auction house minute from 10 June 1840 as well as a Master’s thesis on Engel by Salla Elo from Tampere University. The working party comprises Heinola Museum Director Kari-Paavo Kokki as well as antiques experts Arthur Aminoff and Berndt Morelius.
The work of C.L. Engel
The G18 Gallery (Level 3) will be showcasing Engel’s key architectural works, town plans, maps and watercolours.
The exhibition also draws on the architect’s personal correspondence, where he describes his thoughts and feelings regarding the buildings he designed. This part of the exhibition is realised in collaboration with the National Board of Antiquities.
Studia Generalia lecture series 16.–26.1.2012
SFV lecture theatre, Uudenmaankatu 17D, Level 5
Speakers include Matti Klinge, Laura Kolbe, Jere Jäppinen, Jukka Relas, Pekka Saatsi, Eeva Ruoff, Salla Elo and Kari-Paavo Kokki
Live music at Vanha kirkko, 17 January 2012, 19:00
Professor Henri Sigfridsson from the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music and Folkwang University, a Finnish-born internationally recognised concert pianist, now based in Berlin, plays a selection of music from the early Romantic period.
Tickets €10/15 available through the Lippupalvelu Box Office.
The life and works of C.L.Engel
Publishers Schildts and the Cultural Centre G18 have joined forces to produce a book on the life and works of Carl Ludvig Engel, due for publication in January 2012.