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: www.dismaland.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
Zetterberg Gallery is pleased to announce that Jani Leinonen’s One Day (present) sculpture has been acquired to the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.
The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection was added to EMMA’s (Espoo Museum of Modern Art) collections as a deposit in conjunction with the founding of the museum. The collection has grown to its current size, with more than 2,500 works, from a series of works that the Saastamoinen industrialist family acquired originally for their private collection. EMMA has permanently on display approximately 500 works from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.