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Lunch with Martti

Ultimate Exit, multimedia work, screen capture (Martti Kalliala and Daniel Keller 2014–15).

Martti Kalliala (b. 1980) is among Finland’s most versatile and independent architects of the young generation. He is an internationally interesting iconoclast, known for his theoretical and controversial designs, symposiums, installations and exhibitions – as well as techno music. Currently he is analysing the proposals for the Guggenheim Helsinki architecture competition as part of an exhibition the Guggenheim will hold …

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Postmodernism at the Design Museum in Helsinki, Pop Art at Emma in Espoo

Markku Salo, Kuninkaiden laakso [Valley of the Kings], 1988. Nuutajärvi. Photo: Jean Barbier. Postmodernism 1980–1995 @Designmuseo.

“Less is a bore”? The Design Museum in Helsinki currently presents postmodern design and ideology in its spring exhibition Postmodernism 1980–1995. The show, which bravely tackles the recent history of Finnish design, focuses mainly on domestic furniture design, design objects and visual art. Postmodern architecture is presented only casually. The sole architectural exhibit is the architectural model of a day-care …

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JKMM’s designs for the new Amos Anderson Art Museum premises revealed

The new museum designed by JKMM Architects in Lasipalatsi. Image source: Amos Anderson Art Museum.

The distinguished Finnish art institution, The Amos Anderson Art Museum, has published the plans for its new premises designed by JKMM Architects. The new museum venues will be located in and below the gem of Finnish functionalism, the Lasipalatsi building (1936) in the heart of Helsinki. The exhibition spaces have been placed underneath the existing Lasipalatsi square which will be …

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Short film tribute to Aarno Ruusuvuori


Wednesday, the 14th of January 2015, marks the 90th anniversary of one the greatest Finnish modernists, architect Aarno Ruusuvuori (1925–1992). He is best known for his powerful works in concrete minimalism, but his long and esteemed career also entailed highly influential positions in several key institutions of Finnish architecture. Architect Helmi Kajaste pays homage to Ruusuvuori’s architecture with her short …

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Supernatural, amazing, fabulous


LUX Helsinki is a five-day festival of light taking place in the Helsinki centre during 4–8 January 2015. Architect Anne Tervo paid a visit to the festival and tells about her impressions. Supernatural, amazing, fabulous On Sunday evenings it’s normally quiet in the centre of Helsinki. Presently, however, there are people milling around as if it was a May Day …

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Scenography of horror discussed at Omenapuutalo, Helsinki on Wed 10 Dec 2014


Helsinki international Artist Programme (HIAP) invites to join a discussion on Scenography of Horror at Omenapuutalo, Helsinki on Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 18:00. Scenography of Horror is a collaborative project by Patrik Aarnivaara and Maija Rudovska who began their co-operation during a Nordic and Baltic collaboration residency at HIAP in December 2013. Aarnivaara and Rudovska will discuss themes such as spatial narration, …

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Sakari Laitinen’s art on display in Wolfsburg, Germany


Finnish architect Sakari Laitinen‘s (b. 1937) recent paintings, collages, reliefs and other works are exhibited in the City Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Kulturhaus in Wolfsburg, Germany. Laitinen, a former co-worker of Alvar Aalto, has a multiple artistic career ranging from architecture and design to visual arts. The exhibition entitled Preoccupations III is jointly organised by Alvar-Aalto Gesellschaft Deutschland, Forum Architektur der Stadt Wolfsburg and Der Kunstverein Wolfsburg. The exhibition …

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Production in dispersion: El Ranchito programme culminates at HIAP, Suomenlinna

Elii. Potlatch, El Ranchito, Matadero Madrid, Spain. Photo: Miguel de Guzman (Imagen Subliminal).

Helsinki International Artist Programme HIAP has co-hosted a bipolar artist residency programme that culminates in October 2014 at Suomenlinna, Helsinki. El Ranchito Finland, the first phase of which was exhibited during the ARCO Madrid art festival in February–March 2014 as part of the #FocusFinland theme, has brought together a cross-disciplinary group of eight Finnish and Spanish artists or groups for six weeks in residency in …

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