Helsinki

Jan Lütjohann: Centers of Gravity

Jan Lütjohann: Centers of Gravity

May

05

Thu

13:53 – 13:53

9–11°C

broken clouds

Vernissage 5.5. 18:00-20:00

Whoever carries something becomes one with the thing being carried. Bodies that evolved to move themselves lightly through the landscape are straining with packs, bags and parcels. People have always been carrying and will always carry. With hands, shoulders, heads, backs and hips – with other individuals and many bodies. The load is never evenly distributed; many have to wear out their bodies while some can go without. In a world built around wheels, engines and fuel, carrying still is an essential cultural technique, a technology, a skilled labor, a potential, a toil and a burden.

The exhibition takes up our bodily moving of objects, the technology of carrying and our relationship to the things we carry. The installation consists of two groups of wooden sculptures – things to carry with and things to be carried. The starting point of the works are the objects and practices that connect the body with what is being moved. The wooden works were made with hand tools and pre-industrial methods.

Jan Lütjohann (*1987, Kiel) is a sculptor and educator from northern Germany who lives and works in Helsinki. His sculptures and installations take the shape of tools, equipment and workspaces. He works by hand with pre-industrial technology to reflect on potential shapes and futures.
Lütjohann’s earlier exhibitions include Things that Contain at Muu Kaapeli and Kulttuurisauna in Helsinki, Time and Other Resources at Galleria Sculptor, As Precisely as Necessary at Stundars Museum in Sulva and Countless Reinventions of The Wheel at Luostarinmäki Museum in Turku. His artistic work for this exhibition has been supported by Kone Foundation and Nida Art Colony.

Welcome to the opening event on Thursday 5.5 at 18:00! Events or workshops related to the exhibition may be announced separately.

Thu 05 May 2022 – 29 May 2022 Closed today

9–11°C

broken clouds

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