In the SACI Gallery, “Anni Kinnunen: Personal Landscape” March 10 – April 11, 2014

Anni Kinnunen, "Port of Ungru"

Anni Kinnunen, “Port of Ungru”

ANNI KINNUNEN: PERSONAL LANDSCAPE

MARCH 10 – APRIL 11, 2014

OPENING: MONDAY, MARCH 10 AT 6:00 PM

Anni Kinnunen (b. 1978) works and lives in Oulu, Finland. Her work consists of videos, photographs and sound. Her video art employs animated images to create motion, and she explores movement in her photographs.

Kinnunen is interested in what moments are composed of, and she makes invisible moments visible through her camera. Her works are expressive rather than based on reality. She addresses the relationship between man and nature and the influence of the environment on the development of identity. Several of her works are based on performance and on incidents that last for only a moment, which the camera makes visible. The artist uses herself in her pictures and video works. Making photographs without looking through the camera makes her work uncontrollable, leaving the images open to coincidence and chance.

Kinnunen has exhibited her works extensively in national and international (China, USA and Europe) solo and group exhibitions. Her works are included in public, corporate and private collections.

Anni Kinnunen, "Darwin's Garden"

Anni Kinnunen, “Darwin’s Garden”

In the Personal Landscape series I depict the relationship between man and nature. I work in environments where people have left their marks and in locations where nature has taken over the urban environment. In some of the works I wear nature as a dress.

I am interested in the human need to control and manipulate nature. Controlled nature and creatures are acceptable, while in their uncontrolled state they are regarded as unaesthetic and even frightening. It is quite unusual to see nature in a pristine state.

Humankind has raised itself over other living things. The bond between humans and nature has unravelled, leading to the imbalanced situation in which we live. The series is about the role of man in nature. In my work I question our relationship with nature.  Anni Kinnunen – www.annikinnunen.com

This exhibition is kindly supported by Frame Visual Art Finland.

Anni Kinnunen, "Porcelain"

Anni Kinnunen, “Porcelain”

EXHIBITION AND AUCTION IN MATERA, ITALY
A house collapsed in Matera and artists have organized an exhibition and an auction for the people who lost their homes. The Vico Piave exhibition is open February 26 – March 5, 2014, at Palazzo della Provincia in Matera. One of Anni’s works and the book Personal Landscape is included in the charity auction to be held on March 1, 2014.

Anni has recently been featured on lensculture.com.

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SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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