Galerie Anhava re-opens June 4th with Essi Kuokkanen & Underground: Elina Vainio

Galerie Anhava is happy to re-open its doors from June 4th onwards with exhibitions by Essi Kuokkanen and Elina Vainio.
Essi Kuokkanen (b. 1991) showcases her new paintings in the solo exhibition on the main floor of the gallery from 4 to 26 June. Kuokkanen’s surrealistic works address many fundamental issues of life, such as the relationship with nature and the difficulty of communication. 

Elina Vainio’s (b. 1981) site-specific installation is on view at the lower level of the gallery as part of the Anhava Underground series. In her recent work, Vainio has proceeded towards questions concerning the diversity of life and its present-day prerequisites.

Please note that owing to current special requirements no opening reception of the exhibition will be held. The exhibition opens on June 4th at 11 am. We kindly ask that you keep safe distances and maintain hand hygiene when visiting the gallery. Please refrain from visiting the exhibition if you have any symptoms of illness.

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Kristján Gudmundsson at i8 Gallery

Kristján Gudmundsson’s exhibition Mostly Drawings is on display 14 May – 20 June 2020 at i8 Gallery in Reykjavik. It is Gudmundsson’s sixth solo show at the gallery.

“This career long engagement with drawing has successively focused—with an uncanny intensity and wit—on reductive aspects of drawing. While each work has its own set of elements and concerns, collectively the work presses at the edges of drawing in the modern age. Gudmundsson’s work, like all great drawing, elicits an attention to how we connect to the material facts, and nothingness, of the world.”
– Gavin Morrison

Watch a walk-through of the exhibition here.

Image: Kristján Gudmundsson Drawing, Helvetica Medium, 2007, solid graphite, bolts, 176 x 128 x 6 cm | i8 Gallery

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Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s new public video work unveiled in Vantaa

Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s new commissioned public artwork Sparrow Talk in Koivukylä Vantaa is now unveiled. The work has been commissioned by the City of Vantaa.

Sparrow is one of the widest spread bird species and very well adopted to urban settings. Through the shape of a sparrow and the text written by poet Pauli Tapio Sparrow Talk reflects the relationship between the bird and its environment but also communication and the multiplicity of languages – both human and animal.

The work includes two separate videos for day and night time which can be seen on a two-sided window shaped LED-screen installed over the staircase in Rautkallionrinne.

A video presentation of the work (in Finnish) can be found here.

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