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.
Jani Leinonen’sSchool of Disobedience got a warm welcoming in Denmark, when the slightly adjusted version of the School of Disobedience seen at Kiasma, opened at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, in March. The exhibition got 5 out of 6 stars in a review by Jyllands-Posten which also is Denmark’s largest newspaper both in its printed version and on the Internet.
The exhibition is open until June 12th 2016. For more information visit: www.aros.dk
Two of Helsinki’s major contemporary art museums, the Finnish National Gallery Kiasma and Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) both started their fall of 2015 with a solo exhibition by an internationally renowned artist; Kiasma with Finnish Jani Leinonen and HAM with Chinese superstar Ai Wei Wei.
Leinonen’s School of Disobedience and Ai Wei Wei’s Ai WeiWei @ Helsinki both started in September 2015 and lasted for 5 months. Leinonen’s exhibition attracted 123 984 visitors which was slightly more than Ai Wei Wei’s exhibition that attracted 119 000 visitors. Leinonen’s exhibition was open from September 4, 2015 to January 31. 2016 and Ai Wei Wei’s exhibition from September 26, 2015 to February 28, 2016.
Aurora Reinhard is included in the exhibition From Heino With Love at HAM (Helsinki Art Museum). The exhibition presents the first glimpse of the Heino foundations extensive collection of Finnish contemporary art. The collection consists of 1416 works of which 100 are displayed at the exhibition.
From Heino With Love is open until August 28, 2016.
Zetterberg Gallery is pleased to announce that Jani Leinonen’s School of Disobedience-building is now part of the Finnish National Gallery Kiasma’s permanent collection. The school building that plays a central part in Leinonen’s exhibition, School of Disobedience has been acquired by Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The exhibition that started in September 2015 will now continue to Denmark, where it will be shown at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum from March to June 2016. Eventually the school building will return to its new home in the Kiasma Collection.