Jani Leinonen has opened a hoax fast food restaurant called Hunger King in Budapest, Hungary to highlight how the Hungarian government deals with homeless and poor people. The project has received great media attention worldwide and Euronews has reported on the project in 14 different languages.
The restaurant is open from June 11 to July 6, 2014.
Find out more about Hunger King at www.hungerking.net
Jiri Geller is included in The Skull Show at the Bedford Gallery, San Francisco, USA. The exhibition examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as memento mori, traditional religious icons and vanitas themes in still life paintings but also highlights the role the skulls has played in the contemporary arts.
The exhibition is open from June 12 to August 31, 2014.
Jani Leinonen is taking part in Hyvinkää Art Museum’s summer exhibition Heponauta, opening in June 2014. 28 artists have been invited to take part in the exhibition addressing the theme of food, nutrition and food phenomenon.
The exhibition is open from June 6 to September 14, 2014.
Jani Leinonen, Aurora Reinhard and Jiri Geller are strongly represented at the new Serlachius Museum Gösta’s SuperPop! exhibition opening in June 2014. The SuperPop! exhibition includes works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Jasper Johns amongst others.
Jani Leinonen‘s works are included in the video festival Utopian Days x Freedom at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.
The Festival Utopian days x Freedom aspires at creating a space, where people have the opportunity to openly think, approach and share about the concept of freedom. Strong artworks and relevant actors, from different academic backgrounds, have been chosen to share and cross their concern with the theme of Freedom.
The exhibition is open from March 20 – April 13, 2014
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia visited the Showroom Helsinki booth on Thursday 20.2 at ARCOmadrid 2014 together with the Finnish Minister of Culture and Sport Mr. Paavo Arhinmäki. “They were extremely interested in the works of Geller” Arhinmäki commented after the visit. Various Spanish medias also wrote about the Prince couples interest in Geller’s works.
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The Politics and Pleasures of Food exhibition including works by Jani Leinonen, continues from Halle 14, Leipzig to ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany.
In The Politics and Pleasures of Food, the social, political and economical dimensions of food production and consumption are interpreted and redefined by Leinonen and 14 other international artists.
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Jiri Geller’s sculpture Sugared II has been chosen as front cover for the February issue of Tendencias del Mercado del Arte, the leading magazine for art collectors in Spanish.
Showroom Helsinki will be representing Jiri Geller at ARCOmadrid International Art Fair, showing one new masterpiece and iconic sculptures from recent years. ARCOmadrid is the most important contemporary art fair in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. The fair is held at Feria de Madrid 19 – 23.2.2014.