Jussi Niva joins Galerie Anhava

Galerie Anhava is delighted to announce the representation of Finnish artist Jussi Niva (born 1966 in Pello).

The spatial experience of Jussi Niva’s painting cannot be fixed to any single cognitive or experiential point. Instead, the works are loaded with elements that lead to fracture, such as acute angles where the surface of the painting takes a surprising turn.

“I am currently painting two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional objects in parallel, because I want to detach the experience of three-dimensionality from the ‘modelled form’ and link it instead to the surface of the painting. The three-dimensional works are interventions of sorts, they thrust into the space but conversely they also project space.”

Jussi Niva graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. In recent years, he has participated in various exhibitions, including “Offspace, Zsófi Barabás – Jussi Niva”, Gallery Faur Zsófi in Budapest (2018); “Ich bin ein Riss, ich will durch Wände gehen”, Salon Wahlmann in Berlin (2018); “Two-Way Ahead, Jussi Niva – Juri Markkula”, Hanaholmen Gallery in Espoo (2018); “Killing Me Softly, Works from the Miettinen Collection”, Salon Dahlmann in Berlin (2018); “Imaginary Meeting”, Rovaniemi Art Museum Korundi in Rovaniemi (2018) and “Dreamaholic – Art from Finland”, Miettinen Collection, Weseburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen (2017).

In 2009, Niva was awarded the William Thuring Prize. His works are included in Finnish and Swedish public collections, among others, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, the Saastamoinen Foundation, the Finnish State Art Collection, Malmö Art Museum and the Swedish National Public Art Council, as well as in numerous private collections in Finland and abroad.

Jussi Niva’s solo exhibition will be held in Galerie Anhava in January 2020.

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Galerie Anhava’s new website

Galerie Anhava is pleased to present its new website.

We aimed for a fresh look and easy navigation to artist profiles, exhibitions, news and art fairs – and that is what Tsto designed for us. Thank you!

The renewal process of our website has been supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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Kari Vehosalo at Hyvinkää Art Museum

Kari Vehosalo takes part in the group show Fragile at Hyvinkää Art Museum. The exhibition, compiled by Mika Karhu, presents paintings, sculpture, and drawings from 13 artists. The works displayed in the Fragile exhibition present the vulnerability of our social life and life in general.

The exhibition opened on 15 March 2019 and is on view until 12 May 2019.

Antti Laitinen at Savina Museum of Contemporary Art

Antti Laitinen takes part in the group show Na Na Land – It’s My World at Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul. The exhibition is curated by Lucida Kyungmin Lee. 

The exhibition opened on 14 March 2019 and is on view until 7 July 2019.

A K Dolven at Quebec City Biennial

A K Dolven takes part in the Quebec City Biennial: Small Between the Stars, Large Against the Sky. A K Dolven’s work titled her voice 1599-1672 is installed in an entrance of the Édifice Marie-Guyart.

The biennial is curated by Jonathan Watkins. It opened on 16 February and is on view until 21 April 2019.

Anne Koskinen’s commissioned portrait of Timo Viherkenttä

Anne Koskinen’s commissioned portrait of CEO Timo Viherkenttä Revelation – Timo Viherkenttä was revealed at The Finnish Cultural Foundation in Helsinki on 11 February 2019.

Koskinen’s Revelation portrait series is a nod toward traditions of artistic manifestos, as each piece moves through past, present, and future moments by containing emerging elements. In Viherkenttä’s portrait Koskinen employed old painting techniques and painted with gold and silver, which empahasize the effect of light and shadow. In this portrait there is also a hidden message that will reveal itself in time.

The portrait was commissioned by The Finnish Cultural Foundation of which Timo Viherkenttä was the chairman of the board from 2012 to 2014.

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Salla Tykkä’s solo exhibition at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Salla Tykkä’s extensive solo exhibition at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku presents photography and video art works of Salla Tykkä from the 1990’s to present day.

The pervasive themes of the display are gaze, power and gender. Who is looking and how? Who is the object of the gaze? In her earliest works, Tykkä has dealt with the gendered gaze, whereas in her recent works, she has reflected on the Western and colonialist gaze and its problematic nature.

Tykkä’s most recent work Untitled (White – Alps) shifts the perspective from the personal to a broader perspective, to cultural meanings related to landscapes and culture-specific concepts of the universe. The travelogue, shot on analogue film, moves along with the currents of air in a hot air balloon with a view over the Alps, bathing in the light of the dawn.

The exhibition opened on 8 February 2019 and will be on view until 19 May 2019.

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Jacob Dahlgren and Antti Laitinen at HEIMAT The 2018 Guang’an Field Art Biennale

Jacob Dahlgren and Antti Laitinen take part in HEIMAT The 2018 Guang’an Art Biennale in China. The exhibition area is located out in the open and includes exhibits at the Baozhen, a traditional residential complex, Duanjia Yard and its surrounding pools.

In his installation Grid Garden, Antti Laitinen plays with the elements of two and three-dimensionality. Branches gathered from the local environment are curved and attached to metal netting, forced on a two-dimensional surface. The sheets of branches form a multi-layered, silhouette-like thicket of branches.

Jacob Dahlgren exhibits an interactive installation titled The Wonderful World of Abstraction. Stepping in to the cylinder-shaped structure filled with a sea of multicoloured satin strips causes a sense of loosing one’s direction.

The biennale opened on 16 December 2018 and is on view until 10 May 2019.

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Heini Aho’s public work in Turku

Heini Aho has been selected as one of the artists to create a public art work in Turku University Hospital. Aho’s artwork titled Treehouse is an aerial three-dimensional sculpture in which the doors and windows function as projection surfaces for videos.

The artwork will create a changing view in the great lobby of the Turku University Hospital and will be installed in 2021. It is commissioned from Aho by the The Hospital District of Southwest Finland.

Karoliina Hellberg’s Pro Arte- exhibition at Didrichsen Art Museum

Karoliina Hellberg is Didrichsen Art Museum’s 2019 Pro Arte artist. The Didrichsen Pro Arte award is issued every few years to a young, promising artist. Hellberg´s award includes a stipend, an exhibition at Didrichsen Art Museum, a publication and the acquisition of a painting to the museum’s collection.

Works on paper and canvas are at the centre of Hellberg’s production. Works completed in other techniques often emerge from ideas and figures born during the painting process. Memories, secrets and personal experiences have their own visual interpretations in Hellberg’s imagery. Hellberg builds her exhibitions in an installation form. Together with the exhibition space and its atmosphere, the works on paper and canvas as well as the glass objects create a unity.

The exhibition opened on 25 January 2019 and will be on view until 5 May 2019.

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