Finnish Art Agency’s dark art summer exhibition Second Coming comprised of gloomy artworks by four well-known Finnish contemporary artists. The artworks by Saara Ekström, Anssi Kasitonni, Maria Stereo and Jarno Vesala have previously been on display in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere, but now got a new chance in Pori, Gallery 3H+K. The exhibition was curated by Laura Köönikkä and Darja Zaitsev and the show’s visual identity was designed by Ronja Tammenpää.
Saara Ekström is a photographer and a video artist, whose works reflect the passing time, narrativity and the Nature Morte tradition. Subcultures and humour, but also more serious themes come together in Anssi Kasitonni‘s works, whereas Maria Stereo‘s delicious kitsch-inspired art pieces often deal with fan culture. The atmosphere in sculptor Jarno Vesala’s works is often mystical and the themes are related to loneliness, marginalization or the forthcoming change. This is the first time when one can see the artists’ works together in one art exhibition.
Second Coming 2.7.–21.7.2016
Itsenäisyydenkatu 47, 28100 Pori
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Courtesy of Lotta Nirkkonen/Finnish Art Agency