Kari Cavén

Cry and Whispers
12 Jan – 5 Feb 2017
exhibition view

KARI CAVÉN likes to work with recycled materials and everyday objects, shaping and combining them in surprising ways. In something forgotten and useless, Cavén will see an opportunity for something else, something wise, amusing or to be considered. He combines objects in an unorthodox manner and surprisingly, dismantling and assembling things. Cavén’s art not only touches upon Arte Povera but also gently on Fluxus, constructivism and surrealism, creating from them his inimitable Cavénism – sometimes funny and sometimes thoughtful but always surprising and of clear form.

Kari Cavén (b. 1954, Savonlinna) has exhibited extensively, including at Galeria Cavalo in Rio de Janeiro, Busan Museum of Art in South-Korea, Gallery Andersson Sandström in Umeå, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Skulpturens Hus in Stockholm, and Östfold Kunstsenter in Fredrikstad. He has been invited to create many public sculptures in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Cavén’s works are included in numerous collections, including Moderna Museet Stockholm, Göteborg Art Museum, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum and EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art. He has represented Finland in the Venice and Sao Paulo biennales.  

Apuva, 2018
mixed media
55 x 90 x 31 cm

In private collection

Palapeli, 2019
mixed media
80 x 80 cm

In private collection

Cry and Whispers
12 Jan – 5 Feb 2017
exhibition view

Irtaimisto, 2017
mixed media
163 x 123 cm

In Wihuri Foundation Collection

A Worker's Diary
4–28 April 2019

Vedenkerjääjä, 2019
mixed media
183 x 187 x 128 cm

Cry and Whispers
12 Jan – 5 Feb 2017
exhibition view

Broileri, 2017
mixed media
55 x 42 x 13 cm

In Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art collection

Ylityksiä tai alituksia, 2017
mixed media
122 x 122 x 8 cm

In private collection

Viimeinen ehtoollinen, 2017
mixed media
60 x 90 x 17 cm

In Niemistö Foundation Collection

Apuva!, 2014
mixed media
195 x 117 x 6 cm

Teini, 2014
mixed media
23 x 38 x 17 cm

In private collection

Selection of available works. For the full list, please contact galerie(at)anhava.com

Musta tuntuu, 2021
mixed media
104 x 47 x 20cm

Vuorovesi , 2021
mixed media
56 x 90 x 15cm

As Time Goes By, 2017
mixed media
81 x 80 x 25 cm

Palaveri, 1995-98
mixed media
80 x 61 x 61 cm

Hyvä idea, 2017
mixed media
30 x 30 x 20 cm

Lähentyminen, 2014
mixed media
95 x 93 x 6 cm

Kypärät (Karl-Anton, Rasmus, Valter, Gustav, Johannes, Helmi, Robin, Fanny, Rebecca), 2014
mixed media
106 x 95 x 14 cm

Round Smile, 2014
mixed media
83 x 126 x 7 cm

Cool Panties L, 2014
mixed media
145 x 290 x 5 cm

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