Grönlund-Nisunen’s extensive retrospective exhibition Flow with Matter is on view at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum until November 2020. Flow with Matter is Grönlund-Nisunen´s first solo exhibition in China, and the first foreign exhibition in Shanghai after quarantine of Covid-19.
“Reaching beyond the visible phenomena, Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen have perceived, in their explorations, nature´s true intentions. Their inquiries do not stem out of surface manifestations, but out of genuine enthusiasm for the living world. Seemingly hard and fast logic of the world is all too often taken for granted, then reduced to a lifeless dataset. The two artists reverse this process. Through a variety of interdisciplinary tactics, they re-examine the sonic and visual flux of nature, its phenomena and transformations, to re-ignite our curiosity in the world, and raise our awareness of the consequences of our own behavior.
Grönlund-Nisunen´s architectural and kinetic installations are minimal yet poetic, restrained and precise in their expressive language, and rigorously rational. Instead of creating works that are emotionally ‘loud’, the artists´ speech is latent, leaving the audience enough space to discover and think for themselves.”
– Ma Nan, curator of the exhibition.
Image: Electromagnet, 2020, installation | Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum.