Work of art Fugue by Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen was exposed in 2007.
The artwork Fugue is located in a belfry and a staircase that are part of the Töölöntori Market facade of the Sandels (Cultural centre Sandels) building that was designed by Academician Juha Leiviskä and Architect Rose-Marie Schnizler in 2007. The address of the building is Topeliuksenkatu 2, FI-00260 Helsinki, Finland.
Fugue is a welded structure manufactured from tubular stainless steel girders (80 x 30 x 2 mm, reinforced to correspond to girders whose wall thickness is 3 mm). There are around fifty different types of girders, some with a matte finish and others polished. The piece is also a support structure that reinforces the walls of the belfry against wind. For this purpose, the piece also includes three L-shaped solid steel girders.
There are railings manufactured from the same material with the same idiom as the belfry part. These are like parts of the piece that have fallen down, and beholders can study them in detail and even touch them – which is not possible in the case of the actual piece because it is located so high up.
The piece was implemented in compliance with a percentage principle applied by the City of Helsinki. Making the piece would not have been possible without the generous steel donation of Outokumpu Group or the tubular girders and sawing provided by Stalatube Oy at cost price. The piece was designed with the help of a miniature; in this work, high-powered magnets donated by Neorem Magnets Oy were of a great help. The piece was welded by Mr Yrjö Kokkonen of Happoteräs Oy and abraded by Mr Erkki Riipi of RS-Hionta Oy, Mr Jouko Hyytiäinen of Hiomapojat Oy and Ms Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen. The railings were welded by Mr Pentti Nevalainen of Lohjan hitsauspalvelu Oy.
(Source: Press release of Fugue, 2008)