March 10th – April 2nd, 2017
Aurora Reinhard is known for her photographs, sculptures, and videos that challenge the structures and tensions of society and depict, in particular, the compulsive expressions of gender and womanhood.
In her solo exhibition Venus, Reinhard is once again striking. The exhibition presents nine interpretations of femininity tinted by the porn industry and pin-up picture, as well as a series of miniature sculptures featuring the artist herself as the model. In keeping with her style, Reinhard manages to embed humour and human warmth in her works, once the provocative first impression has faded.
Aurora Reinhard (1975) lives and works in Helsinki, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts department of Time and Space Art, Helsinki in 2003. Reinhard is known for her video, photographic and sculptural work dealing with themes of gender and sexuality, moving between documentary and surreal approaches. Her works are included in numerous Finnish public and private collections and her sculpture Flowers, 2006 has been widely shown in traveling exhibition The Desire for Freedom (2012-14), originating in the German Historical Museum, Berlin. A large selection of her works were shown in Invisible Lady at Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki (2013), her video Boygirl, 2002 was awarded the international Media Art Award by Zentrum Für Kunst und Media ZKM, Karlsruhe.
THREE STORIES ABOUT VENUS
By David Elliot: Curator, Museum Director