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Nested Realities: Act I

Gallery Elverket , Raasepori

  • 3.6.2022–23.10.2022

The Nested Realities exhibition is showing 17 artists who in their various ways reveal surrealist undertones in their works.


Like the early 1920s surrealists, here, too, mysticism, absurdism, irrationality and metamorphosis serve as key words, likewise a quest for the myth of our time. Several of the works in the exhibition emphasize the dream state and mirrorings, artworks like hidden doors to the subconscious where we seek contact with humankinds true nature on the borderland between sleep and wakefulness. Dreams open us up to seeing and experiencing our surroundings and our own bodies in a different way. Many of the artworks in the exhibition also deal with so-called nested realities, that is, the experience of simultaneously occupying another reality: a kind of superreality. Digital communication not only gives us a shared platform for information, it extends our whole sense of being in a shared virtual sphere, a supersurrealistic stream of images that we encounter constantly in our everyday lives.

The exhibition is divided into two acts, with time and space turned upside down: the first, in the light of early summer, will show darkness and existentialism, while the second, starting in November, will have less weighty, more playful tones. Prominence will be given to newly produced works, but also to works from Pro Artibus own collection, along with museum loans and loans from private collections. Andy Best & Merja Puustinens site-specific outdoor sculpture stretches over the entire exterior of the gallery building, while Anna Estarriolas and Markus Khres new works conduct their own production dialogues in the first and second acts. Likewise, Maija Albrechts installation with graphic art and assemblages are changing according to the different themes in the two acts.

Emma Ainala, Maija Albrecht, Axel Antas, H-C Berg, Andy Best & Merja Puustinen, Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin, Anna Estarriola, Kaisaleena Halinen, Karin Hellman, ke Hellman, Hilda Hellstrm (SE), Ismo Kajander, Markus Khre, Juhani Linnovaara, Eeva Peura, Lovisa Ringborg (SE)

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Gallery Elverket
Gustav Wasas gata/Kustaa Vaasan katu 11 (sisnkynti kesll 2022 Museokadun puolelta)

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