Jani Leinonen

Jani Leinonen solo at Art in the Park XIV

Art in the Park showcases works of different notable post-modern and contemporary artists each year, and the focus of 2016 is on Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, who’s sculptures will fill the garden of the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich this Summer. Previously Art in the Park has presented works by masters like Allen Jones, Yves Klein, Joan Miró, Fernando Botero and Robert Indiana amongst other.

Art in the Park was created in 2007 by Gigi Kracht, wife of the sixth-generation owner of Baur au Lac, Andrea Kracht, and takes place in the hotel’s verdant garden along the shores of Lake Zurich. Art in the Park is curated in collaboration with Galerie Gmurzynska.

The exhibition is open from June 13th until August 7th.

More information about Art in the Park:

www.bauraulac.ch
www.gmurzynska.com

Art in the park

Jani Leinonen’s School of Disobedience now open at Kiasma

Jani Leinonen’s School of Disobedience – exhibition is now open for the public at the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

The School of Disobedience is not only a real school, but a metaphor for the entire exhibition, which also is a retrospective of  Leinonen’s work to date. Visitors are treated as students, receiving lessons from the more than 100 works on view or through workshops that encourage to civil disobedience. To the the school’s workshops Leinonen has invited experienced activists and opinion leaders to teach people how to effectively confront and solve any social problem. The workshops will include, for example, lessons on social movement formation (Li Andersson), media criticism (Riku Rantala and Tuomas Milonoff), music as a tool for revolution (Paleface), and social media to critique big-name corporations (Sampsa). All the classes will focus on social media as a key tool for mobilising people.

Leinonen’s School of Disobedience has received worldwide media attention and the exhibition will continue from Helsinki to ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark in the spring of 2016.

The School of Disobedience is open from September 4, 2015 – January 31, 2016
http://www.kiasma.fi/en/calendar/jani-leinonen/

Promises

Jani Leinonen & Aurora Reinhard
2013

Teaser

Jani Leinonen, Aurora Reinhard,
Jiri Geller & Mari keto
Salon Dahlman, Berlin
2013