Pekka Jylhä + Hannaleena Heiska + Sami Sänpäkkilä "Awakening"
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The exhibition shines a spotlight on the contemporary Finnish scene through the most recent works of three Finnish artists Pekka Jylhä, Hanaleena Heiska and Sami Sänpäkkilä.
For this loosely thematic exhibition, independent curator Laura Köönikkä (who served as curator for the Finnish Pavilion at 2011 Venice Biennale) has selected artists who create artworks that communicate with the curiosities and peculiarities of life. All pieces displayed in our art space can be interpreted in the light of the title, “Awakening”, which refers not only to the things we all perceive, but can also be understood as simply being aware. Surrounded by glass windows stretched to its ceiling, the exhibition space at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo has welcomed a number of works created with inspiration from its unique environment filled with sunlight. For this exhibition, we have taken the contrasting approach by shutting out most of the sunlight. In the dimmed and quasi-mystique atmosphere of a modern cave-like setting, we invite you to discover the peculiarities of life viewed through different lenses, from Surrealist-like to Goth culture.
[Image: SKULL (2012) Pekka Jylhä, Starwall (2012) Sami Sänpäkkilä, Today We Live (2012) Hannaleena Heiska, ©Louis Vuitton / Jérémie Souteyrat Courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo]