Jarno Vesala Solo Presentation in Athens, Greece


Jarno Vesala’s multimedia installation ‘My Turn’ will be exhibited in Athens, Greece from 21/11 - 8/12/2018.

The exhibition takes place at Cheapart, 25 A, Metaxa str,10681 Athens, Greece. The space is a Non-Profit Cultural Organization established in 1995 which maintains an agenda of group and solo shows, festivals and cultural projects in Greece and abroad. The space is located in the Exarcheia district, center of the alternative social, political and cultural scene of Athens, and cultural hub for the arts. 

The initiative has been supported by the Finnish Institute at Athens and curated by Sebastian Boulter.

Jarno Vesala’s multi sensory installations combine sculpture, moving image, light and sound to powerful evocative effect. The works often include a human figure. Vesala’s aim is to provoke questions regarding solitary human behavior achieved through subtle gesture and delicate ambience. 

We, the viewers, are drawn in to the contained atmosphere, where a profound sense that something notable has or is about to happen lurks within the palpable weight of stillness. We remain in the role of witness, left to ponder the hints to the circumstances surrounding those who are both directly and indirectly present within the works. A truly haunting sense of mystery persists (long after leaving). This feeling of isolation is one of the key themes approached by the artist. The characters in the works face away or inwards preoccupied and belonging to an inner world of their own. We become profoundly aware of the barriers that our bodies provide, barriers between the inner and outer worlds and profoundly aware of the barriers that exist between each other. 

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