Exhibition
 Admission with Museum Card
 

Antti Oikarinen: Almost Nothing

Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku

  • 27.11.2020–4.4.2021

Antti Oikarinen is known for his surprising works that play with materials and our notions of what certain materials should look like.

 

Large sheets of paper show traces of drawings that have been rubbed away with an eraser. So much has been erased, that merely some shapes can be seen of the original drawing. Why are there failed and erased drawings in the exhibition? What was in the drawings in the first place?

The almost empty sheets and the thought of abandoned works of art raise many questions. However, one more unexpected side lies in the way works have been made once it is revealed that Antti Oikarinen has, in fact, not used an eraser at all. The works are purely pencil drawings. They are skillful and finished drawings that depict erased drawings. There never was an original drawing, and we will never know what the drawings might have been of.

Antti Oikarinen is known for his surprising works that play with materials and our notions of what certain materials should look like. His works often reveal how easy it is to see something that in the end isnt quite true. His detailed, time-consuming way of working is combined with a conceptual level, where he examines the reliability of perception.

Antti Oikarinen (b. 1974) lives and works in Riihimki. He holds a masters degree in mathematics from the University of Oulu (1998) as well as a masters degree in fine arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2006). He has held several private exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Finland and around Europe. He has works in several Finnish museum collections.

The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Share this with your friends!

Museum contact details

Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
Itinen Rantakatu 4-6, 20700 Turku

0207 181 640

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Aikuiset:
Aboa Vetus 8
Ars Nova 8
Yhdistelmlippu 12

Lapset 715 (koko talo) 6
Elkeliset, opiskelijat, tyttmt (koko talo) 8

Payment methods

Kteinen. Pankki- ja luottokortit. Maksuvlineen kyvt mys Tyky-Kuntoseteli+, Tyky Online, Smartum Liikunta- ja kulttuuriseteli, Smartum Saldo, Ticket Virike, Virikeseteli, Edenred-kortti sek ePassi Sportti & Kulttuuri.

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-18:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

Accessibility [the criteria]

Facilities

Museokaupan verkkosivut

Näyttelyn tekstit kielillä