Helsinki

Jonas Karén: Everything smells of cigarettes

Jonas Karén: Everything smells of cigarettes

Mar

04

Fri

11:00 – 17:00

6–8°C

broken clouds

Everything smells of cigarettes is Jonas Karén’s first solo exhibition in Finland. It is an autofictional exhibition that takes its starting point in the death of the artist’s mother. Karén uses a suite of oil paintings on jute canvas to address some key themes from his childhood and upbringing. He looks back at the family’s life in poverty and his mother’s collection of exclusive art and design objects. Karén constructs the exhibition as a conclusive visual commentary on her aesthetic eye, which greatly influenced Karén and his work as an artist. While the exhibition is something of a nostalgic journey into darkness and a warped configuration, it is still a leave-taking and a release.

Sunday 13.3. at 14:00 and Sunday 20.3. at 14:00 Jonas Karén will be at Sinne to give a text-based performance that builds further on the exhibition’s theme. The performance will be in Swedish.

Fri 04 Mar 2022 – 10 Apr 2022 11:00 – 17:00

6–8°C

broken clouds

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00120 Helsinki