still image from "Borderlands" by Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts
Almos(t)here. New Bearings from Contemporary Artists in Europe.
Katherine Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, January 22 - Thursday, February 18, 2010
Exhibition opening 22nd January 6.00-8.30pm
Opening remarks at 7.00 pm by Consul General of Finland, Ambassador Ritva Jolkkonen and Clarence Morgan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art
Adel Abidin (Iraq/Finland), Ursula Biemann (Switzerland), Jaakko Heikkilä (Finland), Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts (Finland/UK), Pauliina Salminen and Andres Jaschek (Finland/Argentina/France), Maria Ylikoski (Finland), Katarina Zdjelar (Serbia/Netherlands)
The exhibition brings together a selection of internationally renowned Finnish and European-based artists who deal with issues of dislocation and migration or challenge manifestations of mental and physical borders in a globalized world. The artists approach these global and political issues from varying angles - some artworks are rooted in personal experience, others are based on investigation and direct engagement with different communities and people.