Galerie Anhava (FI)

Galerie Anhava focuses on contemporary Finnish and Nordic art, with an active role in providing representation at an international level. The gallery’s exhibition program engages with visual art across all media. Galerie Anhava is committed to the long-term representation of its artists and aims to be part of an ongoing dialogue between artists, institutions and audiences alike.

Fredrikinkatu 43
00120 Helsinki
Finland
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Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Galerie Anhava will present video work and a wall mural by Jani Ruscica alongside new paintings by Anna Tuori. The artists have worked collaboratively in the production of this site-specific presentation which will be exhibited for the first time at this year’s CHART.

Jani Ruscica (FI/IT)

The works of Jani Ruscica combine a wide range of different forms of artistic expression, including moving image, sculpture and performance, characterised by a humane and explorative approach mixed with humour. Their practice investigates the ties and slippages between interpretation and representation, collapsing and questioning boundaries of matter and meaning. In their works, Ruscica extensively explores the relationship of the image to sound and language, and the image as symbol or sign. Ruscica lives and works in Helsinki.

Jani Ruscica (b. 1978, Finland/Italy) has held several solo exhibitions, including at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, and participated in numerous international exhibitions and screenings, including at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome; TATE Modern, London; and MoMA, New York. Their works are included in collections such as Centre Pompidou, Paris.

No dot on the I, with dancer Suzanne Pezo

Installation view at Kunsthalle Helsinki
2022

Photo by Patrik Rastenberger

 

No dot on the I

Installation view at Kunsthalle Helsinki
2022

Photo by Patrik Rastenberger

 

No dot on the I

Installation view at Kunsthalle Helsinki
2022

Photo by Patrik Rastenberger

 

No Dot on the I, still

4k video, stereo sound, 10'36", loop
2021

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No dot on the I

Installation view at Kunsthalle Helsinki
2022

Photo by Patrik Rastenberger

 

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Wood relief, 90 x 84 cm
2018-2019

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T for Terracotta

Installation view at Galerie Anhava
2016

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

 

Jani Ruscica, Human Flesh, 2019, video excerpt

Anna Tuori (FI)

Anna Tuori’s paintings are brimming with tensions and meanings, and her visual expression is vibrant. In her playful, intriguing and melancholic works things are constantly shifting; faces emerge, disintegrate or unfold into a seeming void. Painting provides Tuori with a way to examine things that cannot truly be seen nor verbalised and to investigate how such things can be portrayed. A recurrent theme is how things appear on the outside and what they conceal within.

Anna Tuori (b. 1976, Helsinki; FI) has participated in various solo and group exhibitions internationally, e.g. at Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve (2020; FR) and the Busan Museum of Art (2019; KR). Her works are included in numerous private and public collections. Tuori has been nominated for the prestigious Ars Fennica Award and Carnegie Art Award.

Not Even Past (Incarnat with Golden Shell)

Acrylic and oil on canvas, 160 x 150 cm
2020

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

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Voice Bleu Cérulé Clair Vert Tropical

Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
2019

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

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So You Create One of Your Own

Acrylic, oil and pastel on canvas, 110 x 90 cm
2019

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

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Entirely Personal Matter (Hooker ́s Green Lake Deep)

Acrylic oil pastel and oil on canvas, 110 x 100 cm
2019

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

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One’s Ashes, Not Even Past (Naples yellow and yellow deep)

Oil on canvas, 50 x 43 cm
2019

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

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Not Even Past and a Plan (Burnt and Raw Umbra with Caput Mortum)

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 130 x 120 cm
2019

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

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Anna Tuori, Window, installation view, 2020, Galerie Anhava

Photo by Jussi Tiainen

“I haven’t the faintest idea what my paintings will be about. I do my utmost to avoid thinking about it, so as not to inhibit the outcome. I keep turning things over in my mind, like: ‘Things used to be better.’ That’s not true in all respects, of course, but I like the phrase a lot. I also think that we can reach towards reality through the imaginary. Today, reality is often treated as a fiction and vice versa. I have parallel realities and mirror worlds in my mind – few people know which side they are on anymore. I also think about colour, light and how the work breathes.”

Anna Tuori