Antti Laitinen and Noora Schroderus at Borås Art Museum

Works by Antti Laitinen and Noora Schroderus are on view in the group exhibition Monstrous Wonders – Finnish contemporary art, at Borås Art Museum in Sweden. The exhibition is dedicated to Finland as an art nation and takes a close look at its contemporary art scene, featuring seven prominent Finnish artists. Other participating names are Anna Estarriola, Ida Koitila, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Heli Ryhänen and Emma Rönnholm. Current themes such as existential issues, behaviour patterns, world views, mysticism, the environment and power can be traced throughout the exhibition, where the bizarre and the poetic meet the humorous and challenging. The exhibition runs until 11 September 2022.


Image: Antti Laitinen, Broken Landscape VI, 2019, pigment print, diasec, 130x180cm

Essi Kuokkanen in ARS22

Essi Kuokkanen takes part in ARS22 – Living Encounters at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, running through 16 October 2022. Displayed are several new paintings by Kuokkanen, bursting with colour, and speaking of themes such as empathy and the relationship between man and nature. The group show is the tenth instalment in the series of major international contemporary art exhibitions, originally launched in 1961. The exhibition features works by over 50 artists from 20 countries, and is the first to be shown at the newly renovated museum building.


Image: Essi Kuokkanen, Kepinkeräilijät, 2021, oil on canvas, 200 x 140 cm. Photo: Eetu Huhtala

Grönlund–Nisunen at Kunstmuseum Reutlingen

Artist duo Grönlund–Nisunen takes part in the group exhibition On Trickling Away. Concepts of Time in Contemporary Art, on view until 28 August at Kunstmuseum Reutlingen in Germany. Among the works by 13 international artists are Grönlund–Nisunen’s “Falling Water” (2020), “Movement” (2013) and “Time Zones” (2013).

“Instead of attempting to dissolve the paradox between normative time and lived temporality, the selected artists appear to follow Gilles Deleuze’s philosophical dictum: People – as continuously becoming individuals – can experiment with the conditions of life and existence only when they recognise the flow of time.”


Image: Courtesy of the artist

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