Helsinki Contemporary at CHART Art Fair 2017

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Lukas Göthman: virus 1, 2017, oil on canvas, 19 x 24 cm
Photo: Jussi Tiainen


Helsinki Contemporary is pleased to present a curated duo show by artists Ville Andersson and Lukas Göthman at the 5th edition of CHART ART FAIR 2017, taking place in Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1 – 3 September 2017.

Press preview on Wednesday, 30 August at 5 pm.
You will find us at the booth no 10.

At CHART ART FAIR 2017, Helsinki Contemporary presents a curated duo show by artists Ville Andersson and Lukas Göthman, who express their curious and joyful perception of reality. Creating distinctive spaces or worlds is one of the essential attributes the artists have in common.

Ville Andersson (b. 1986) is a versatile artist who moves naturally between different media ranging from photography to painting and drawing, adapting his technique to suit the subject matter, and constantly looking for new ways of expression to master. The artist is interested in how the sense of materials can be transmitted through abstract compositions. At CHART, Andersson presents a new series of drawings alongside photographs created especially with the art fair in mind.

The abstract paintings of Lukas Göthman (b. 1973) are based on text. Göthman’s signature text paintings contain thick layers of oil paint with stand-alone words, or phrases that are repeated over and over again to create an abstract composition. The textual elements become painted gestures, ultimately speaking their own language and poetry.

CHART ART FAIR FILM presents Tuomas A. Laitinen’s The Powder of Sympathy (2015) in the new and specially designed cinema in Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The film programme will extend beyond the dates of the fair and will be included as part of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s programme.

The Powder of Sympathy tracks the mythical and chemical characteristics of copper. Beginning with its healing properties then progressing to its conductive role in the development and continuity of electricity-dependent modern societies, the work’s occasionally disrupted images dissolve into entropy.

Pilvi Takala’s video installation Drive With Care (2013) is included in the CHART SOCIAL programme and is permanently installed to the Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s courtyard for the duration of the art fair.

In the video, Takala investigates the life of a teacher at an elite boarding school in the US. The project explores strategies for survival as faculty members in the school negotiate their own space within the institution.

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