Sonja Jokiniemi “Ramble”

Art exhibition with drawings and textile

Sensual connections, the uncanny of everyday, alienated figures and tongues, fibers and tassels in scripted domestic fantasies. Come and experience the Finnish multi-artist Sonja Jokiniemi’s exhibition. This will be the second event in Inkonst’s completely new exhibition activities with a focus on contemporary visual art.

Sonja Jokiniemi is a finnish choreographer, performer and visual artist, whose visual works go hand in hand with her performance works. Often this exchange between drawing and embodiment takes form as drawing scores, as parallel objects such as publications, or installations.

She works with drawing, painting and textile, interested in self-made aesthetics, knotting as an idea of mobile structures, feminist craft traditions, sensuous languages and multimodal storytelling.

For the exhibition at Inkonst she articulates a collection of existing and new drawing and textile works, where the uncanny of everyday, sensuous connections to language, alienated figures and tongues, fibers and tassels repeat and evolve across different works, reaching towards a meshwork of domestic fantasies and labor.

Sonja Jokiniemi is based in Helsinki, Finland and Lausanne, Switzerland. She graduated from the Performing Arts programme at DAS Theatre in Amsterdam 2013. Prior to this she has completed a degree in Contemporary Dance at Laban Centre in London. Sonja’s work has been supported by several major performing arts venues throughout Europe. She has recently shown her work at MDT in Stockholm and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen. Sonja’s piece “ÖH” should’ve been shown as a part of Inkonst’s performing arts program this spring, but was cancelled and will hopefully be presented in the future.

Opening 9 April 5–8 pm
Wednesdays–Fridays 17.00–20.30

Bookable slots via Tickster at 17.00, 17.30 and 18.00, drop in thereafter