SIC is one of the newest art spaces in the Helsinki gallery scene. Located in a former harbour warehouse L3 in Jätkäsaari, SIC is an artist-run gallery with an ambitious profile. We helped the artists of SIC by designing the gallery space. The budget was small and lots of details were improvised during the building, but the concept – a space within space, sort of a jacket turned inside-out is there. To reach the gallery you walk through the harbour area in construction, enter a quite worn-out old warehouse building, climb up some floors, go through a suspicious looking door and enter a damp attic-like hall where you suddenly encounter this white, almost abstract space and the art it contains.
Photo: Maija Luutonen, exhibition by Maija Luutonen