Gallery Showroom Helsinki has decided to change the name of the gallery to carry the family name of owner and founder Tuomas Zetterberg. From now on, Showroom Helsinki is Zetterberg Gallery.
Hunger King: fast food for thought – Jani Leinonen
Jani Leinonen is taking over the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art – KIASMA in the fall of 2015. The exhibition, opening in September, is built around a new work called The School of Disobedience, where visitors can participate in lectures by well-known Finnish and international opinion leaders and activists. The School of Disobedience is not only a real school, but also a metaphor for the entire exhibition, which also is a retrospective of Leinonen’s work so far.
Jani Leinonen‘s and shoe designer Minna Parikka’s collaboration Shoe liberation Army is included in the Boutique exhibition at the Spiral Art Space in Tokyo, Japan from December 17th 2014. The exhibition consisting of collaborations between artists and designers was originally on display at the Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki 2012 as a part of the World Design Capital program.
Aurora Reinhard is included in Touch, an exhibition composed of works from the Saastamoinen Foundation’s permanent art collection held at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
The exhibition is open from November 19th, 2014 – March 19th, 2015. For more information visit: www.emma.museum/en/node/2758
Showroom Helsinki is delighted to announce that Jiri Geller‘s sculpture Dunkelheit VI has been acquired by the Serlachius Museums to the Gösta Serlachius Fine Art Foundation’s permanent collection. The piece is included in the SuperPop! Exhibition at Serlachius Museum Gösta, among artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jani Leinonen, Aurora Reinhard and Jasper Johns.
Gösta Serlachius Fine Art Foundation’s collection is one of the most impressive private art collections in Scandinavia.
Helsingin Sanomat, the largest subscription newspaper in Finland and the Nordic countries, has ranked Showroom Helsinki’s This Is The Way – exhibition, showing works by Jani Leinonen, Aurora Reinhard and Jiri Geller, as No 1 of exhibitions worth visiting this summer. On 2nd and 3rd place were London based Serpentine Gallery with Marina Abramovicin and Barbican Art Gallery with The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.
Showroom Helsinki is pleased to announce that Aurora Reinhard‘s work Flowers No. 4 is now a part of the German Historical Museums permanent collection.
Reinhard’s Flowers was chosen as the front figure for the prestigious exhibition Desire for Freedom, Art in Europe since 1945, curated by Prof. Dr. Monika Flacke. The exhibition started at the German Historical Museum in Berlin, Germany in 2012 and continued during 2013 to Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy and Kumu Art Museum in Tallin, Estonia.
Finland’s national public-broadcasting company YLE has published an artist portrait of Jiri Geller in their 8.30 pm news report 18.6.2014.
The portrait is also available as an article in Finnish: