17.11.–17.12.2017

8th Turku Biennial: Minna Suoniemi

The Centre Points of Contemporary Art in Turku

The 8th Turku Biennial is undertaken by 16 top of the line artists working in Finland. Their focused works on intensive themes make this a definitive event in Finnish art this winter. All the works are premiering in the exhibition. The exhibition is displayed in two locations, the museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova as well as Turku Artists’ Association’s Gallery Å.

During the 8th Turku Biennial art works of the three biennial artists will be on display in Gallery Å. The first exhibition showcases Minna Suoniemi‘s works.

Minna Suoniemi photographs inventions made by her father from things and objects that have fallen into disuse. She often names her works according to the original object: a hand truck, for example, is made of components of a backpack and a draining rack, and a luxurious bird table is made of a landscape painting. The artist has photographed these imaginative and even impractical inventions in a studio environment as if they were consumer products. The photographs and videos feature the figure of some kind of mad inventor and themes of ecology.

The exhibition opening is on Thursday 16 November at 6 pm, welcome!

Turku Biennial in Gallery Å:
17 November – 17 December 2017 Minna Suoniemi
22 December 2017 – 28 January 2018 Simo Ripatti
2 February – 4 March 2018 Reija Meriläinen

The recipient of the Biennial Prize (5 000 Euro) will be selected by the Editor in Chief of Turun Sanomat, Riitta Monto. The winner will be announced in February 2018.

Galleria Å
Kaskenkatu 1
20700 Turku, Finland
Avoinna ti–pe 12–18 / la–su 12–16
Open: Tue–Fri 12–6 pm / Sat–Sun 12–4 pm

www.turkubiennaali.fi

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