Helsinki

The Statement of Facts

The Statement of Facts

Sep

23

Fri

11:00 – 18:00

3–8°C

broken clouds

23.9.2022-8.1.2023

The Statement of Facts exhibition is the first joint exhibition between two artists, Diego Bruno and Minna Henriksson, in Vantaa art museum Artsi. Diego Bruno and Minna Henriksson both of whom work in Helsinki are also active in the global field of contemporary art.

In the exhibition the artists examine political subjectivities and collective commitment. The title of the exhibition borrows a legislative term used in court cases to describe factual information – both favorable and unfavorable to the case at hand.

Both of the artists’ work in the exhibition is heavily based on research, archival work and collaboration. In their art they bring out marginal histories, structural racism and political struggle. Locality, political leftism and anti-fascism are significant factors in their work.

Minna Henriksson has produced two new artworks for the exhibition, which build dialogue between history and the present day. One piece revolves around a forgery of Russian avant-garde artist Ivan Kliun’s (1873-1943) work. In addition to that included in the exhibition is an installation that discusses underground resistance and war deserters during WW2 especially in Vantaa and Myyrmäki.

The video and photos by Diego Bruno focus on the political movements in Bolivia between 2003 and 2019. In their work Bruno studies the impossibility of fully capturing the experience of political struggle since something is always left out in the retellings of those experiences. The exhibition includes a number of drawings from the ongoing series Interruption.

Fri 23 Sep 2022 – 08 Jan 2023 11:00 – 18:00

3–8°C

broken clouds

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Myyrmäkitalo, Paalutori 3,
01600 Vantaa