Finland’s most significant media art award granted to artist Jenna Sutela

The 2020 AVEK Award has been awarded to internationally renowned artist Jenna Sutela (b. 1983), whose art studies artificial intelligence and interaction between species. She works diversely on audiovisual works,…

Biennials around the world are reimagining their exhibition formats

With the coronavirus pandemic challenging the usual ways that audiences experience and engage with art exhibitions, biennials around the world are finding new ways to display content online. The Biennale…

Rehearsing Hospitalities: Towards Ecologies of Access on 24 April 2020

Towards Ecologies of Access is a discursive event forming part of Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s 2019-2023 Rehearsing Hospitalities public programme. The event takes the form of online conversations between artists…

Miracle of Land and Water: an interview with the Miracle Workers Collective

The Miracle Workers Collective’s exhibition A Greater Miracle of Perception is presented in the Finnish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, opening in May. Carmen Baltzar met the collective to…

Lönnström Art Museum selected Raimo Saarinen’s Floating Island as its next contemporary art project

Lönnström Art Museum has selected Floating Island by visual artist and sculptor Raimo Saarinen (b. 1984) as its next commissioned contemporary art project. Since 2016 Lönnström Art Museum has been producing commissioned contemporary art projects…

Simmering together – a new mentoring programme for live art professionals began in Finland

This year marks the launch of Hautumo, a new mentoring programme for live art professionals working in Finland. The programme is organised by LADAF, Live Art Development Agency Finland (1),…

New Project by Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen at New York’s New Museum

Artists Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen will collaborate on a new video sculpture and installation to be exhibited at the New Museum in spring 2018 as part of Mellors’ solo…

Mika Taanila’s art is born out of everyday observations

A large retrospective of over twenty films in London Mika Taanila can easily be called a man of many talents. It has been natural for him to juggle the roles…

MoMA adds Liisa Roberts’s Petersburg Underground to its permanent collection 

Petersburg Underground, a suite of photographic group portraits by Liisa Roberts, has been acquired for The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York. The work was commissioned by…

Elina Brotherus: This is My Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Last February, photographer Elina Brotherus won a major photography prize in France. Her exhibition Règle du jeu will open in September at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. We met Brotherus…