Jonna Kina’s Somnivm (2018) is installed in exhibitions in Tallinn and Tampere. In Tallinn, it is included in the exhibition “Art Museum of Estonia 100. Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor“, in Kumu Art Museum until November 19. In Finland, it can be seen in the summer exhibition of Sara Hilden Art Museum, “Out of Office“, until August 25.
Relations between anarchism and the marble industry in the quarries of Carrara, in Italy, the chopped mountains, sculpted in time, lost traces of human activity, are present in Somnivm, a seemingly documentary film work. The absence created by the acts of erasing almost all the quarry equipments relating to the contemporary industry in post-production changes the site towards poetic or post-human landscape.
Jonna Kina (b. 1984, Lappeenranta, Finland) is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, sound and text. She has studied in Helsinki, New York and Jerusalem. Kina’s works have been presented in numerous exhibitions such as Museo Amparo, Puebla (2016), Gallery AMA, Helsinki (2016), Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago (2016), Kunsthalle, Helsinki (2016), Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (2015), Finnish Museum of Photography (2015), Finnish Institute, Stockholm (2014), Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid (2014) and Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg (2014). In 2013 she received a special mention from the jury of Photo Levallois Award and was nominated by the by Hasselblad Foundation’s Victor Fellowship Award and in 2014 by the Source Cord Prize.
Art Museum of Estonia 100. Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor, July 5 – November 19 2019, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Out of Office, June 1 – August 25, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland