Memes commission #1: Jaakko Pallasvuo aka avocado_ibuprofen


Important part of Islands of Kinship is to gather outside reflection of the objectives of the project via various channels. One of these means of feedback is a series of memes created by artists and creators who are observing and actively commenting on the art world with its peculiarities and issues. We have invited few of the most visible meme creators of the art related online content to reflect upon what we are trying to achieve through the IOK project and here are the first results: 

Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1333) creatinig under the nick of avocado_ibuprofen is an artist living and working in Helsinki. Pallasvuo’s work has been exhibited at Documenta 15, CCA Derry~Londonderry, American Medium, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and New York Film Festival, among other places. Pallasvuo’s comics for the instagram account avocado_ibuprofen were recently collected into a book by Chicago-based publisher Perfectly Acceptable Press.