Gallery Talks: Heini Aho

Welcome to the Gallery Talks event on Saturday 29 February at 1pm. Artist Heini Aho will talk about her current solo exhibition ‘Pastel Lemon Yellow Soft Passive Aggressive’ at the gallery. Please notice that the event will be in Finnish.

Grönlund-Nisunen at Shangai Minsheng Art Museum

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum will host an extensive retrospective exhibition Flow with Matter of works by Grönlund-Nisunen. Along with the earlier production of the artist duo, the exhibition will also include new artworks. The internationally acknowledged artists Tommi Grönlund (b. 1967) and  Petteri Nisunen (b. 1962) have showcased their works in numerous private and group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad.

With their backgrounds in architecture, Grönlund-Nisunen’s art addresses issues of space and physical phenomena, such as gravity, magnetism or the movement of light, through the sophisticated installations. Using technology, sound and light as the primary material, their precisely constructed artworks crystallise and encapsulate these phenomena we tend to regard as self-evident.

Flow with Matter will open in May/June 2020. The exhibition is curated by Ma Nan.

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Time Is No Longer Round – an illustrated publication on Santeri Tuori’s photography

Hatje Cantz has published a new illustrated art book on Santeri Tuori’s photography. The publication is titled Time Is No Longer Round, including texts by Timothy Persons, Alistair Hicks and Birta Gudjonsdottir.

Santeri Tuori’s (b. 1970) compositions of trees and clouds are fascinating photography montages made up of several layers of images. The result is nearly abstract, complex images of nature. The eye is no longer guided toward a vanishing point around which the image is organised – instead, viewers enjoy a wealth of new perspectives.

Explorations – the Lars Göran Johnsson Collection on view at the Turku Art Museum

The Explorations exhibition at the Turku Art Museum gives an overview to the art collection of Lars Göran Johnsson (b. 1930), one of the foremost private art collectors in Finland. He donated the collection of over 500 artworks to the art museum in 2016, and it has continued to grow since. The Lars Göran Johnsson Collection exhibition includes works by Kari Cavén, Jacob Dahlgren, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Jani Hänninen, Pertti Kekarainen, Matti Kujasalo, Elina Merenmies, Silja Rantanen and Mari Sunna, among other artists.

The multifaceted collection reflects Johnsson’s mobile lifestyle and interest in current events and trends. His work as doctor and researcher took him to the United States in the 1970’s, and today he divides his time between Finland and France. The collection includes alongside Nordic art also American and Central European art. The exhibition opens up vistas onto international modernism and contemporary art.

Explorations is on view from 24 January to 17 May 2020.

Image: Silja Rantanen, What I Know of Burano, 1998, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm. Photo Erkki Valli-Jaakola/Pori Art Museum

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Jacob Dahlgren at Stavanger kunstmuseum

Jacob Dahlgren’s first exhibition in a Norwegian art museum is now on view at Stavanger kunstmuseum. The works of the exhibition focus on the possibilities of nonfigurative art. Dahlgren also invites the public to participate – exploring the potential of colour and form through workshops and diverse social activities.

The exhibition is open until 31 December 2020.

Gallery Talks: Jussi Niva

Welcome to the Gallery Talks event on Sunday 26 January at 2pm. Artist Jussi Niva will talk about his current solo exhibition Matter at the gallery. Please notice that the event will be in Finnish.