New exhibition opens on Aalto EE's premises

The exhibition "Et Spiritus Sancti" by photographer Annick Ligtermoet has opened in the Bang Bang Gallery in the main building of the Aalto University School of Business.


The exhibition is a series of photographs shot in southern Europe and the Middle East. In these regions, religious sights are both a reminder of the past and part of traditions still alive. Signs of a common belief are scattered through different countries and even different eras.

Ligtermoet has also come up with a fresh and experimental way of hanging and installing the works. Ligtermoet, who comes from the Netherlands, currently lives in Finland. Her work has previously been exhibited in locations such as New York and Amsterdam.

Bang Bang Gallery celebrates young creative talent in collaboration with Aalto EE. By welcoming fresh names of Finnish art photography and introducing them to Aalto EE’s clientele we aim to offer a possibility for interesting encounters.

 "For companies and business leaders, art photography is a more alien art form than the traditional visual arts, which they have been acquiring for much longer. That is why we want to put photographers in the spotlight," says gallerist Heli Mäenpää of the Bang Bang Gallery.

Aalto EE's permanent exhibition featured online

Aalto EE has its own permanent exhibition, created partly from borrowed works and partly from specially acquired pieces. This exhibition has also been published online.

"Art is a competitive factor for Aalto EE. We do not have a medieval campus or lake views, but we do have a fine, exclusive collection of Finnish modern and contemporary art which expressively represents our multidisciplinary nature. We want to harness the power of art to help us make the learning experience at Aalto EE truly inspiring.

Our permanent online exhibition gives viewers a first impression of the artworks exhibited in our facilities. The number of artworks is constantly growing in this dynamically laid out exhibition," says Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director for Aalto EE.

More information

Heli Mäenpää, Creative Director, Gallerist, Lecturer
Bang Bang Gallery
Tel. +358 50 5110 765,

Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd.
Tel. +358 40 738 7221,

Bang Bang Gallery

Bang Bang Gallery celebrates young creative talent in collaboration with Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE). By welcoming fresh names of Finnish art photography and introducing them to Aalto EE’s clientele Gallery aims to offer a possibility for interesting encounters. Every three months a new artist and his latest series will be exhibited at Bang Bang Gallery with a possibility of purchase. Gallery is curated by Heli Mäenpää, a lecturer at Aalto University, creative director and a passionate supporter of young artists.

Aalto University Executive Education

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers high-quality leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for specialists and managers (Aalto PRO) and creative solutions covering the whole life cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with the latest research.

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto University Executive Education offers education programs in China, Indonesia, Iran, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Sweden and Taiwan. As a part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.4% of institutions in the world.