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Aurora Reinhard at Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen

Aurora Reinhard’s solo exhibition High Rider opens today, May 27th at Kunstverein Ruhr in Essen, Germany.
Reinhard has developed a number of new works for her Essen exhibition and has sought inspiration in pictures based on Western imagery. The exhibition runs through May 27–September 2, 2018 and is realized in collaboration with The Finnish Institute in Germany.

Read more about the exhibition here.

ZETTERBERG GALLERY OPENS ITS NEW PREMISES IN THE HEART OF HELSINKI

We are pleased to announce that Zetterberg Gallery will be opening its new gallery space at one of the prime locations in Helsinki.

The new premises will open at Ludviginkatu 3 – 5 A, where Zetterberg Gallery will present 4 – 6 exhibitions a year.
In addition to the downtown gallery, Zetterberg also runs a non-public space by appointment only.

The exhibition programme and inauguration of the downtown gallery starts with Jani Leinonen’s solo exhibition Do you want the truth or something beautiful? presenting a new work series by the artist for the first time in 2 years. The exhibition opens on March 9th 2018.

JANI LEINONEN’S BEGGAR SIGNS INSTALLATION “ANYTHING HELPS” ACQUIRED BY AROS

Jani Leinonen’s widely recognized beggar sign installation Anything Helps 2009 – 2015, consisting of 42 genuine beggar signs, has been acquired by Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark as part of their permanent collection. The work is included in the exhibition No Man Is an Island – The Satanic Verses, that started in September 2016 and is on display at ARoS until October 28th 2018.

Leinonen’s Anything Helps- installation has earlier been shown at the Finnish National Gallery Kiasma in 2015, and at the Venice Biennale, Nordic Pavilion in 2009 in a smaller setup curated by Elmgreen & Dragset.

ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe, with a total of 20,700 square metres distributed on ten storeys. Each year, ARoS has about one million visitors, making it the most visited art museum in Scandinavia.

For more information visit: www.aros.dk

SERLACHIUS FINE ARTS FOUNDATION NOW HOLDS LARGEST MUSEUM COLLECTION OF JIRI GELLER´S WORK

Zetterberg Gallery is delighted to announce that the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation now holds a remarkable collection of works by Jiri Geller, with 7 significant sculptures by the artist, making it the largest museum collection of the artist’s work.

The collection includes an outstanding selection of sculptures from Geller’s most recognizable work series including the SUGARED-, DUNKELHEIT- and FUCK THE WORLD! – series amongst others.

The Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation has one of the most important collections in private ownership in the Nordic countries with nearly 2,000 works in its collection.

Jiri Geller’s FUCK THE WORLD! – retrospective is currently on show at Serlachius Museum Gösta until April 22nd 2018.

Read more about the exhibition at: www.serlachius.fi

AURORA REINHARD´S VIDEO WORK ACQUIRED BY THE TURKU CITY ART COLLECTION

The Turku City Art Collection has acquired Aurora Reinhard´s experimental video work Boygirl, 2002, (12min) as part of their permanent collection.

Boygirl deals with gender and identity issues through interviews of three young females that all have a boyish appearance. Reinhard won the International media art award from ZKM Centre for Art and media Karlsruhe, Germany, for the documentary in 2002.

The work is currently on display at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in the exhibition Bodybuilding until January 14th 2018.

Read more about the exhibition at: www.wam.fi

WITH SEVEN-LEAGUE BOOTS. STOP – FINLAND, WORKS FROM THE KIASMA COLLECTION

Jani Leinonen and Aurora Reinhard are included in the contemporary art exhibition With Seven-league Boots. Stop – Finland, presenting works from the Kiasma Collection at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE in Riga (Doma laukums 6) from 25 November 2017 to 7 January 2018.

The show is the second exhibition introducing contemporary art collections from the Baltic Sea region’s museums and it is dedicated to the centenaries of the Republic of Finland and the Republic of Latvia.

Read more about the exhibition at: www.lnmm.lv

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MARI KETO AT KOLDINGHUS, DENMARK

Nature and imagination meet in Mari Keto’s solo exhibition Super/Natural in November at the Koldinghus Castle in Denmark.
Keto transforms Koldinghus’ Ruin Hall into a large-scale installation and invites visitors to engage in a magical and absurd nature landscape where beauty attracts the eye but upon closer observation, reveals unpleasant truths. Keto´s inspiration grows out of her own childhood experiences in the Finnish nature and her observations of the prevailing view of nature in the city where she lives today.

The exhibition opens on November 24th 2017 and runs through April 2nd 2018.

More information at: www.koldinghus.dk

Photo Iben Kaufmann

Aurora Reinhard at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Aurora Reinhard is taking part in the group exhibition Bodybuilding at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, opening on October 20th 2017.

The exhibition brings together works of contemporary art, which explore the body-related conceptions and presentation conventions prevailing in our culture today.

The exhibition runs through 20th October, 2017–14th January, 2018.
For more informaion visit: www.wam.fi

Photo: Piia Oksanen

Jani Leinonen, Jiri Geller & Aurora Reinhard at the Weserburg Museum, Bremen

Jani Leinonen, Jiri Geller and Aurora Reinhard are included in Dreamaholic, an exhibition based on works from the Miettinen Collection at the Weserburg Museum in Bremen, Germany.

With the exhibition Dreamaholic, the Weserburg is for the first time conveying insights into the contemporary art scene in Finland. All the works on display comes from the Miettinen Collection in Berlin and Helsinki, and mirror the lively diversity of contemporary Finnish art presenting both well-established artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Jiri Geller and Jani Leinonen as well as younger artists who in many cases still await discovery.

Along with sculpture and photography, the exhibition focuses on painting. The spectrum of the selected forms of expression extends from poetical visual inventions all the way to the homoerotic depictions of Tom of Finland.

The Miettinen Collection comprises a total of 800 works by Finnish and international artists.

The exhibition is open from February 4 – August 27, 2017
For more information visit: www.weserburg.de

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Jani Leinonen received the Finland Prize 2016

Congratulations to Jani Leinonen for receiving the Finland Prize 2016!

The Finland Prize is granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture in recognition of a significant career in arts, an exceptional artistic achievement, or a promising breakthrough.

Leinonen and seven other artists or groups received the prize on Monday 19.12.2016 by the Minister of Education and Culture, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen.

In his thank you speech Leinonen took the opportunity to point the attention back towards the Finnish government, whose political practices he deemed racist, sinister and inhuman.

” I have never, until recent months lived in a country where the state’s most influential people try to silence those who show criticism towards them. I have never, until recent years lived in a country where the government’s intervention policy is so racist, sinister and inhuman, that any good deed by the state, such as the Finland Prize, seems as a polishing of the government’s smudged appearance – even though this would not be the case.” – Jani Leinonen 19.12.2016

Leinonen also promised that the award would not affect his ability to be critical against those who have power.

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