Contemporary artist Jonna Kina’s exhibition SOMNIVM opened to the public on Wednesday 7 March at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in London.
The exhibition is inspired by the marble quarries of Carrara, Italy, where the artist filmed material for her work last winter. Kina reflects the conflicting relationship of nature and culture in the artwork, combining sculpture and cinematic elements.
Jonna Kina (1984) is a visual and media artist from Finland. Her artworks have been widely presented in many exhibitions all over the world, including Helsinki Art Museum and Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland.
Kina has won the first BELOW ZERO art prize in 2017, granted by The Finnish Institute in London and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall. The prize is directed to emerging contemporary artists based in Finland.
Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of The Finnish Institute in London, says:
“Jonna Kina ́s work brings together Europe ́s shared history and present through the material of marble. We ́re happy to introduce this emerging artist to the London art scene in times characterised by polarisation and Brexit.”
Preview: 7 March, 6.30-8.30pm
Artist talk: Jonna Kina in conversation with curator Ryan Blakeley, Saturday 10 March, 2pm-4pm.
Exhibition: 7 March – 22 April, Wednesday – Sunday 11-5pm
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY.