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12 Oct 2021

NOORA LEHTOVUORI: ACCEPTING TRANSIENCE AND IMPERFECTION

Two main concepts intertwine in Noora Lehtovuori’s artistic and curatorial work: that of wabi-sabi, or the Japanese notion of incompleteness…

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5 Oct 2021

LINDA AND AURA: LIKE BEING IN A BAND

My Skype call found performance art duo Linda Granfors and Aura Hakuri in Paris, where they spent two weeks working on a…

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28 Sep 2021

Art residencies and sustainability: A Russian Perspective

A new three year research project Reside / Sustain: Finnish & Russian experiences/initiatives/practices supported by the Kone Foundation focusing on…

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6 Jul 2021

LUCILA MAYOL: CO-ORDINATES OF LOVE, MEMORY AND SECLUDED PLACES

The morning of our arranged Zoom interview found Argentinian artist Lucila Mayol rather tired. She had just finished putting up a…

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28 Jun 2021

THE PSEUDO-SCIENCE AND MYTHICAL AESTHETICS OF ANGELA SU

Angela Su was brought to Helsinki through her participation in the exhibition So long, thanks again for the fish, a group…

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10 Jun 2021

FLIS HOLLAND: STORIES OF THREATS OR NEAR MISSES

Flis Holland is a Helsinki-based artist, originally from Great Britain. They worked in Triangle, New York for three months in 2019….

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8 Apr 2021

Eeva-Liisa Puhakka: Seoul, smell, and sensory memories

Eeva-Liisa Puhakka currently lives and works in Ruotila, near Kouvola in Finland. She moved into an old family house during spring…

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23 Mar 2021

OSCAR CHAN YIK LONG: FEAR, HORROR, AND MURALS

Paris-based artist Oscar Chan Yik Long spent one month in early 2021 on the island of Suomenlinna. With Oscar being originally…

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14 Mar 2021

Supporting Curators 2021

HIAP is happy to introduce the Supporting Curators of the year 2021! Spring season (March-May): Pontus Kyander Summer season (June-August):…

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28 Dec 2020

NESTORI SYRJÄLÄ: TRYING TO SAVE WHAT CAN BE SAVED

HIAP alumni Nestori Syrjälä has been a resident artist through HIAP’s residency exchange program on several occasions over the years….

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21 Dec 2020

EFFROSYNI KONTOGEORGOU: SOFT CORALS AND STRONG FORTRESSES

Between September and November, Effrosyni Kontogeorgou spent her time on the island of Suomenlinna walking around the fortress, observing details…

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10 Dec 2020

ELIS HANNIKAINEN: THE TRANSIENT COMFORT OF TIREDNESS AND ENDORPHINS

Berlin and Helsinki based artist Elis Hannikainen was a HIAP resident artist between September and November 2020. Together with artist…

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4 Dec 2020

Anna Škodenko: solidarity, uncertainty, sensitivity

Anna Škodenko has been working in Helsinki since October 2020, first at Cable Factory and then Suomenlinna. The pandemic of this…

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12 Nov 2020

When Monika Czyżyk built a rocket: on bamboo, synchronicity, and subconscious memories

Monika Czyżyk spent 3 months in China between April and July 2020 on residency at the Institute for Provocation, a…

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5 Nov 2020

Carboniferous Capitalism[1]

In 2017, The National Museum of Finland celebrated the country’s 100th anniversary with the exhibition ‘The Public and the Hidden…

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22 Oct 2020

Design’s Decade of Self-Criticism

The Post-Fossil Show exhibition features a section which introduces events and activities which took place during the 1960’s in context…

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19 Oct 2020

Afterthoughts on ‘Eftervärd’, the smouldering incense installation by Elina Vainio

  In the final days of the COVID-19 lockdown in Finland, I got to experience an ephemeral artwork under very…

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21 Sep 2020

EEVA MARJA RÖNKÄ & JANI ANDERS PURHONEN: WINE, POETRY, AND TRYING OUT WHAT FITS BEST

Between June 3rd and August 26th, 2020, collaborative duo Eeva Marja Rönkä and Jani Anders Purhonen took their practices to the…

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2 Sep 2020

COMBUSTIVE ART

The accelerating pace of climate change and biodiversity loss constitute a massive calamity that is impossible for the human mind…

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30 Jul 2020

DASHA CHE & SUVI TUOMINEN: SINKING THROUGH MOVEMENT

Performance artist duo Dasha Che and Suvi Tuominen are two of the Finland-based artists who were selected for a summertime…

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