October 5, 2022

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In Finland, Brad Pitt exhibited sculptures for the first time

In Finland, Brad Pitt exhibited sculptures for the first time

Shilpa after the actor? American star Brad Pitt wisely opened the first exhibition of his sculptures in Finland this weekend.

“It’s exciting and wonderful,” Saarien Soikonen, curator of the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, the Nordic country’s third-largest city, told AFP.

For the first time, the 58-year-old “largely self-taught” actor will present nine works in a joint exhibition with renowned British artist Thomas Housegow, but according to the museum, another well-known debutant is Australian rock star Nick Cave.

Among Brad Pitt’s works is a large molded plaster panel representing a series of silicone sculptures in the shape of a shooting or house, each struck by bullets of different calibers embedded in the plastic.

In Finland, Brad Pitt exhibited sculptures for the first time

To the surprise of Finland, which is not used to visits from Hollywood stars, the actor appeared on Saturday’s show with Nick Cave.

“For Nick and me, it was a new world and a first show. It’s great,” the actor told Finnish television Yle on Saturday, not knowing if he would attend.

“For me, it’s about introspection. It’s about knowing where I’ve gone wrong, where I’ve gone wrong in my relationships,” the star confides.

The exhibition is only announced as the first in the Nordic countries of the sculptor and painter Thomas Hausgow, one of the great modernist artists.

The artist’s decision to invite his friends Brad Pitt and Nick Cave was made during the pandemic because of events in “(Thomas) Housego’s personal life,” Soikonen told AFP.