Jani Leinonen has opened a fake fast food restaurant called Hunger King in Budapest, Hungary to highlight how the Hungarian government deals with homeless and poor people.

Hunger King gives out burger boxes full of money for homeless people during 3 weeks and fools around with the anti – homeless legislation.
The burger boxes contain 3400 forints, the exact sum of Hungarian state’s minimum wage per day. For its wealthy customers Hunger King offers a red carpet fast lane and art pieces for sale.

Leinonen says he wants to show the stark difference between rich and poor in Hungary but that most cities around the world have similar issues.

Find out more about Hunger King or send your own greeting to the Hungarian government at www.hungerking.net

HUnger King

 

Jani Leinonen is taking part in Hyvinkää Art Museum’s summer exhibition Heponauta, opening in June 2014. 28 artists have been invited to take part in the exhibition addressing the theme of food, nutrition and food phenomenon.

The exhibition is open from June 6th  – September 14th 2014

For more information visit:

http://www.hyvinkaa.fi/fi/Kulttuuri-ja-vapaa-aika/Kulttuuri-ja-taide2/Museot-galleriat-nayttelyt/Hyvinkaan-taidemuseo/#.U5HHdF7ZRUA



 

Jani Leinonen is strongly represented at the new Serlachius Museum Gösta´s SuperPop! opening exhibition in June 2014. The SuperPop! exhibition includes works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Jasper Johns amongst others.

http://www.serlachius.fi/fi/nayttelyt/tulevat-nayttelyt/18-superpop-/

Photo: Vilhelm Sjöström

 

The Politics and Pleasures of Food exhibition including works by Jani Leinonen, continues from Halle 14, Leipzig to ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany.

In The Politics and Pleasures of Food, the social, political and economical dimensions of food production and consumption are interpreted and redefined by Leinonen and 14 other international artists.

For more information visit:

http://www.acc-weimar.de/atelier/prog2014

Photo: Vilhelm Sjöström

 

Jani Leinonen´s works are included in the video festival Utopian Days x Freedom at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.

The Festival Utopian days x Freedom aspires at creating a space, where people have the opportunity to openly think, approach and share about the concept of freedom.
Strong artworks and relevant actors, from different academic backgrounds, have been chosen to share and cross their concern with the theme of Freedom.

The exhibition is open from March 20 – April 13, 2014

www.utopiandays.com

www.totalmuseum.org

Food Liberation Army

Boutique –Where Art Meets Fashion, an exhibition starring Jani Leinonen and other artists along with fashion designers, will take place in The Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. from October to early November.

The popular exhibition was originally on display at the Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki as a part of the program for the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. The exhibition includes a collaboration of Leinonen and shoe designer Minna Parikka.

The exhibition is open Saturdays and Sundays 11 AM through 4 PM on October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 and November 2-3.

finland.org



Jani Leinonen was featured in a blog called Taka-Töölön Guggenheim that is written by a Finnish Art Collector.

The blog is written in Finnish.

takatoolonguggenheim.wordpress.com



Jani Leinonen will be presented by Galerie Gmurzynska at the 12th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas, taking place in Florida from December 5 through 8, 2013.

Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate in the show, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year.

www.artbasel.com

Photo: www.artbasel.com / Juan Vasquez

Jani Leinonen has joined forces with the internationally known Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka to do the set and costume design for Cirko’s upcoming show Cabaret Jamon in Helsinki, Finland.

The premier of Cabaret Jamon will be on the 28th of November, 2013.

www.cirko.fi



Jani Leinonen is presented by Galerie Gmurzynska at the Kunst 13 Zürich International Contemporary Art Fair in Zürich, Switzerland. The 19th Kunst Zürich fair is held from 31st of October until the 3rd of November.

www.kunstzuerich.ch