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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


The Most Terrible Things

Jani Leinonen included in Banksy exhibition

Jani Leinonen is included in world-renowned street artist Banksy’s latest project called “Dismaland Bemusement Park” in Weston-super-Mare, UK.

The exhibition opening August 22, 2015 is described as “a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism” and features works by 58 handpicked artists from around the world including a never-before-seen collection of Banksy satirical art and sculpture as well as works by artists such as Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, and Jimmy Cauty.

“It’s a showcase for the best artists I could imagine, apart from the two who turned me down.” – Banksy

Dismaland is open daily from August 22 to September 27 from 11am – 11pm.
More information at: 


Art In Music, Bremen

Jiri Geller’s sculpture Sugared II (2), 2013 is included in the exhibition Art In Music – Works from the ACT Art Collection at Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany from April 23  to October 25, 2015.

The selection of the works on display focuses on the top echelon of the ACT collection, including works by Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol, as well as on new acquisitions from the last four years, among which are pictures and sculptures by such artists as Katharina Grosse, Olafur Eliasson, Daniel Richter, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Jiri Geller and Philip Taaffe.

More information about the exhibition at:

Näyttökuva 2015-7-4 kello 14.20.32

Enslaved or Free?

Jani Leinonen, Jiri Geller, Aurora Reinhard, Mari Keto, Sampsa, Joonas Kota

Enslaved or Free?

January 29 – March 13, 2016
Zetterberg Gallery

Jani Leinonen, Jiri Geller, Aurora Reinhard, Mari Keto, Sampsa, Joonas Kota

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”
– Goethe

Disobey and change the world

Jani Leinonen founds School of Disobedience and launches an Activist Idea Competition to change the world through protest.

The School of Disobedience opens its doors 4th of September in the Finnish National Gallery but is already looking for great ideas for protest on its website. School of Disobedience offers its students revolutionary ideas and concrete tools for making the world better. The School of Disobedience asks what kind of a world we want in stead of the present one, and teaches how to fight for the important causes.

Sign up for the classes or take part in the Innovation Competition at or


School of Disobedience


Jiri Geller & Kaos

Jiri Geller and Kaos
Zetterberg Gallery
June 14 – July 26, 2015

Jiri Geller and graffiti artist Kaos Bang! combines danger, beauty and lightness in an explosive exhibition, where the contradiction between Geller’s perfectly manufactured and polished surfaces and Kaos rougher expression creates a flaming cocktail.

Jani Leinonen’s painting acquired by Serlachius Fine Art Foundation

Zetterberg Gallery is pleased to announce that Jani Leinonen‘s painting Elovena and Marx has been acquired by the Serlachius Museums to the Gösta Serlachius Fine Art Foundation’s permanent collection.

Gösta Serlachius Fine Art Foundation’s collection is one of the most impressive private art collections in Scandinavia.

Elovena and Marx, 2015 / Acrylic and oil on wood / 160 x 200 cm
Elovena and Marx, 2015 / Acrylic and oil on wood / 160 x 200 cm