FINLANDIA - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Chris Twiney
FINLANDIA

5 Jan - 4 Feb 2018

Chris Twiney’s new series of work presented in FINLANDIA seeks to identify how Finland is portrayed in the worldwide media. On one hand, Finland is depicted as being one of the best countries in the world for education and quality of life. However, on the other hand, it is shown to have alarming domestic violence and alcohol issues. These contradictory statistics and headlines from a wide source of media organisations are turned into text paintings, which are then installed and photographed in the idyllic Finnish countryside. This work offers his audience a chance to stop and reflect on the power of the media and the influence it has shaping our perception of the world in which we live.

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    FINLANDIA, 2018

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    FINLANDIA, 2018

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    FINLANDIA, 2018

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    Newsstand, 2016

    82 × 50 × 10 cm
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    47% of government ministers are female in Finland – The Washington Post, 2017

    80 × 55 cm
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    47% of women in Finland have been abused – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2017

    80 × 55 cm
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    The Halves Divided, 2017

    127 × 188 cm
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    Finland ranks #1 quality of life – Newsweek, 2017

    80 × 55 cm
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    Speeding fines depend on amount you earn – The New York Times, 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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    Finland ranks #1 education in the world – United Nations, 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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    Alcohol now Finland’s top killer – BBC News, 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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    Finland most honest place in the world – Reader’s Digest , 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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    3rd highest gun ownership behind USA & Yemen – Small Arms Survey, 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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    47% of Government Ministers are female in Finland – The Washington Post, 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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    47% of Women in Finland have been abused – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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    Highest murder rate in Western Europe – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2016

    40 × 26 cm
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