Jani Hänninen

1974 · Finland

Artist biography

Jani Hänninen is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Finland, like other well-known artists such as Niko Luoma, Riitta Päiväläinen, Juuso Noronkoski, Reima Nevalainen, and Milja Laurila. Jani Hänninen was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jani Hänninen is represented by Galerie Anhava located in Helsinki, Finland. Jani Hänninen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Jani Hänninen at Galerie Anhava in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition was open from 01 November 2018 until 25 November 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Jani Hänninen

Born in 1974, Jani Hänninen was largely influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Jani Hänninen

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