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