Pretty Straightforward - Exhibition curated by David Muth features Tatu Engeström & Sakari Tervo, Antti Laitinen, Jaakko Pallasvuo and Erkka Nissinen for the first time in Austria

Pretty Straightforward - Exhibition curated by David Muth features Tatu Engeström & Sakari Tervo, Antti Laitinen, Jaakko Pallasvuo and Erkka Nissinen for the first time in Austria

The exhibition Pretty Straightforward, taking place in the MEMPHIS exhibition space in Linz, presents works of contemporary Finnish artists Tatu Engeström & Sakari Tervo, Antti Laitinen, Jaakko Pallasvuo and Erkka Nissinen for the first time in Austria.

The English term straightforwardness is generally understood as a kind of direct approach to the world. It is this pragmatic perspective – heading directly towards things – which is reflected in the works on display in different ways.

Antti Laitinen, who represented Finland at the Venice Biennale in 2013, shows conceptual photography, Tatu Engeström and Sakari Tervo show a collaborative video installation that has been originally conceived for the Sibelius Museum in Turku. Jaakko Pallasvuo and Hong Kong based artist Erkka Nissinen each contribute with a video piece, Pallasvuo with his film Icarus (2012), a self-reflection of the position of a young Finnish artist and his relation to his work, audience and peers, and Nissinen with the musical journey Vantaa (2008).

The exhibition has been curated by David Muth, with the accompanying text by Axel Stockburger. The artists Tatu Engeström and Sakari Tervo are present at the opening event.


Pretty Straightforward at Kunstraum Memphis
Opening: November 10, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: November 11 – December 1, 2015
Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 1 – 6 pm & by appointment

More information:
memphismemph.is
www.facebook.com/events/951385994951350

The exhibition will also be seen at the Neuer Kunstverein Wien between December 2 and 23, 2015. For more information go to: www.neuer-kunstverein-wien.at

 

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