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Lars Göran Johnsson Collection
24 January - 17 May 2020

Lars Göran Johnsson has collected art for nearly 70 years. His journey of exploration that began with a yearning for beauty has resulted in the creation of one of the foremost private art collections in Finland. The multi-faceted collection reflects its creator’s mobile lifestyle and interest in current affairs. Johnsson’s work as doctor and researcher took him to the United States in the 1970s, an experience that deepened his relationship with abstract art. Dividing his time today between Finland and France, Johnsson has expanded his collection to include such areas as expressive, figurative painting and contemporary photography. He donated the collection to Turku Art Museum in 2016, and it has continued to grow since then. Filling the galleries on both floors of the art museum, the exhibition opens up vistas onto international modernism and contemporary art.

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SATU RAUTIAINEN
VILLAGE BOHEMIAN
24 January - 22 March 2020

Applying watercolour and oil on paper, Satu Rautiainen explores the two- and three-dimensionality of painting. In exhibitions, she often builds painterly installations from her works. Village Bohemian explores the boundaries of creative madness and play. While examining social themes such as exclusion, homelessness and melancholy, the paintings also tell about freedom and the passion for creating art.

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AXEL STRASCHNOY
THE PERMIAN EXTINCTION
27 March – 17 May 2020

Exuberant life and tragic death are both signs of the Permian Period. The same can be said of the Museum of Natural History. It is a place where life and death mingle, where to celebrate life, we kill, a place where the variety of life can only be appreciated dead.

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CLÉMENT COGITORE
LES INDES GALANTES
24 January - 22 March 2020

Les Indes Galantes (2017) is a krump dance interpretation of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 1735 opera ballet. Krumping is a form of street dance that emerged in the 1990s in LA ghettos. Consisting of highly energetic, even aggressive moves, the dance developed as a non-violent protest against police violence against afro-americans. Manifesting the racial, socioeconomic and political tensions of society through bodily motion, the battle between young dancers follows the libretto of Rameau’s original opera.

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ELLI VUORINEN
STILL LIVES
27 March – 17 May 2020

We are constantly on the move and in a hurry, yet paradoxically we have never been as sedentary as today. Still Lives (2019) is an experimental stop motion animation that explores the idea of busy immobility by making museum exhibits grapple with the challenges of contemporary life.

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