Jani Leinonen – The Truth

Jani Leinonen’s long-awaited solo exhibition The Truth will open at Serlachius Museum Gösta on 27 March 2021. For the show, the artist has created a magical installation implemented using centuries-old stained-glass techniques, offering its visitor a plunge into the long history of propaganda and manipulation – and the colorful present.  The exhibition will also reunite Leinonen and world-famous street artist Banksy after six years, as Banksy’s show A Visual Protest opens at the museum in mid-May 2021 and will be overlapping with Leinonen’s exhibition for three months. In 2015, Banksy invited Leinonen to exhibit at his Dismaland Bemusement Park -show in Weston-super-Mare, UK. “It’s a showcase for …

Jani Leinonen x Minna Parikka

Jani Leinonen and Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka have teamed up to create a limited-edition collection of 150 numbered pairs of quirky statement sneakers. The print, designed by Jani Leinonen is called Secret: and secrets are what you will find when you take a closer look. The print consists of words, that create sentences, that tell stories about love, hate, happiness, and disappointment.  The sneakers with Minna Parikka signature bunny ears are unisex, completely vegan and produced from a SEAQUAL certified material that is upcycled from marine litter.  The infamous Finnish duo of fashion and art did their first collaboration …