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Antti Laitinen: Video Works 2002 - 2016


  • M8 8 Maarintie Espoo, 02150 Finland (map)

Antti Laitinen is widely known as an artist ready to embark on unforeseeable escapades. He has cleared an area of forest, only to reorganise it strenuously into new categories and colours (Forest Square, 2013). He has sailed across the Baltic Sea with a self-made bark boat (Bark Boat, 2010) and spent days in the wilderness without food, water or clothes (Bare Necessities, 2002). Through Sisyphean performativity, absurd humor and austere conceptuality, Laitinen's works offer views to our relationships with nature in a manner that calls into question the centrality of the human subject. TUAS Art Space (M8) at Aalto University Otaniemi campus is proud to present a selection of Laitinen's video works, ranging from early pieces to his recent work Lake Shift (2016) shown here for the first time in Finland. Antti Laitinen (b. 1975) lives and works in Somero, Finland. Laitinen graduated with an MA from the Helsinki Art Academy in 2004. Recent exhibitions include MAC/VAL, France 2015; Venice Biennale 2013; Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2011; Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2010; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland 2010; Athens Biennale 2009; GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009. LIST OF WORKS Bare Necessities, 2002. Bark Boat, 2010 14:47 min. Voyage, 2008 04:31 min. Lake Shift, 2016 16:03 min. Lake Deconstruction, 2011 04:41 min