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Culture Now: Antti Laitinen

Please join us for an in conversation with artist Antti Laitinen, Elizabeth Neilso

Please join us for an in conversation with artist Antti Laitinen, Elizabeth Neilson, Director of Zabludowicz Collection, and Harri Laakso, a co-curator of the Finnish Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale.

Antti Laitinen's practice is characterised by the physical testing of limits and the tragicomic character of our relationship to nature. He is generally considered to be an artist of extremes; after all, he has sailed from Finland to Estonia in a bark boat of his own making (Bark Boat 2010), built his own island (It's My Island 2007), and spent several days in the forest without food or clothing (Bare Necessities, 2002). Using explicit and oniric cultural imagery, his performances become the staged enactment of his vision of Finnish identity. Combining a search for identity and a poetry of the absurd, the artist pushes his limits in quest of the discovery of the wild Nordic landscape, often devoid of any human trace.


Antti Laitinen | talks


Date and Time:

21 June 2013 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



12 Carlton House Terrace
020 7930 3647

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