Candidates for the biggest art award in Finland announced

[caption id="attachment_2830" align="aligncenter" width="519"] Leena Nio: Girl II, 2013. Photo: Jussi Tiainen.[/caption] The candidates for the Ars Fennica art award 2014 have been announced. The nominated artists for the biggest…

New gallery opened in Helsinki

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="aligncenter" width="663"] Riikka Ahlfors: Asemalta1, 2013. From the exhibition All of a Sudden.[/caption] The new exhibition space of the Academy of Fine Arts, Kuva/Tila, displays contemporary art by…

Noora Geagea, Heta Kuchka and Miia Rinne at Moving Image London

Finnish media art is presented at Moving Image art fair in London. Finnish artists displayed are Noora Geagea (b. 1981) Heta Kuchka (b. 1974) and Miia Rinne (b. 1973). Geagea’s…

Turku Art Museum presents a major exhibition of IC-98

This autumn Turku Art Museum presents an exhibition by Turku-based artist group IC-98. Established in 1998, the group’s original name was Iconoclast, an allusion to the destruction of images and…

Kaisu Koivisto investigates technology and nature

[caption id="attachment_2590" align="aligncenter" width="516"] Kaisu Koivisto: From series Bombé, 2012.[/caption] Kaisu Koivisto’s installations and photographs examining nature, culture and technology are displayed at the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum in Rome.…

Art magazine FAT is born

The first issue of the magazine FAT Finnish Art Today was launched on Wednesday September 18. The four-person collective behind the magazine includes curator Laura Köönikkä and Kasino Creative Studio’s Jonathan…

Sasha Huber’s solo exhibition unravels the legacy of colonialism

[caption id="attachment_2319" align="aligncenter" width="743"] Sasha Huber: Louis Agassiz (1807–2013): Eine Heimsuchung, 2013.[/caption] Sasha Huber’s exhibition Louis Agassiz (1807–2013): Eine Heimsuchung continues the artist’s quest in rewriting the history of colonialism.…

Finnish artist Mikko Kuorinki tells new stories with banal objects

[caption id="attachment_2193" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Mikko Kuorinki: Peanut.[/caption] How does an old espresso cup change it’s nature when it’s suddenly brought from kitchen to an art gallery? How do ear plugs…

Finnish media artist Erkka Nissinen receives AVEK Award

[caption id="attachment_2182" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Erkka Nissinen: Rigid Regime, 2012.[/caption] The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture has given the AVEK Award to Finnish media artist Erkka Nissinen (b. 1975). The award…

Tiina Kivinen rebels against hurry with her art graphic

[caption id="attachment_2161" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Tiina Kivinen: Close your eyes and a second goes by, 2013. Photo: Mika Ailasmäki.[/caption] The next exhibition of graphic artist Tiina Kivinen opens in Oslo, Norway.…