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Elverket Tue–Sun 11–17 | Sinne Tue–Sun 11–17

Jonas Karén performance

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 Everything smells of cigarettes exhibition’s theme.

The performance will be in Swedish.

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.