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…

IC-98 and Kustaa Saksi look into the future with tapestry

As part of Collecting Europe Victoria & Albert Museum and the Goethe-Institut in London have commissioned 12 international artists to imagine what Europe might look like 2 000 years from…

Dialogue with bones – Pia Lindman at the São Paulo Biennial

Nose Eyes Ears (2016) is a performative, multisensory piece presented by Finnish artist Pia Lindman at the 32nd São Paulo Biennial from September 7 to December 11 in Brazil. For…

Artist Salla Tykkä wins the AVEK Award for media art

Artist Salla Tykkä (b. 1973) has been awarded this year’s AVEK Award. The AVEK award for media arts, worth €15,000, is the most significant accolade in the field of media arts…

Alma Heikkilä heads for Gwangju Biennale

Artist Alma Heikkilä will participate in the 11th Gwangju Biennale opening in Gwangju, South Korea on September 2. Addressing eco-critical themes in her artistic practice, Heikkilä shares her thoughts on…

Artists for residencies in UK in 2016 have been selected

[caption id="attachment_11815" align="alignnone" width="730"] Jenna Sutela, Orgs, 2015. Physarum polycephalum, agar and oats inside a holacratic organizational chart engraved on plexiglass. Photo: Mikko Gaestel.[/caption]   Artists Henna-Riikka Halonen and Jenna…