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Street art has evolved from an illegal fringe culture into an appreciated art form and in the recent years street art and murals have taken the Nordic countries by storm! Numerous talented street artists have received commissions to create huge murals onto public spaces and buildings. Murals have become a must for fashionable, youthful and…

  Art in Turku is centered around the Aura River. There is also the city´s oldest contemporary art gallery Titanik, founded in February 1988 by the artist association Arte ry. The Titanic could be described as a cross-art gallery that serves as a stage for a new, unconventional contemporary art. Special are the large art…

The 8th Turku Biennial offers the visitor intriguing encounters, fresh insight into our modern world and a range of art done with imaginative ways and materials. It consists of installations that engage the viewer, video art that resembles modern portraits and paintings that literally do not stick to the borders of the canvas or even…

Finland became an independent state a hundred years ago. The year has been full of events that foster Nordic strengths, such as equality and democracy. The jubilee has given us the opportunity to understand the past, to experience the year together and to create a direction for the future. The program of the jubilee year…

Järkeni ei riitä (My Sense is not Enough). Photo by Veera Konsti The newest play at the Helsinki Student Theatre, Ylioppilasteatteri, is called Järkeni ei riitä and is directed by Hannes Mikkelsson. The name forms an interesting play with words that can roughly be translated in English as My Sense is not Enough. The play invites…

On my recent trip to the Finnish capital Helsinki I visited Pro Arte Utili at Gallery Lemmetti, an exhibition by students in the Master’s Programme in Spatial Design at Aalto University’s School of Arts and Design. The exhibition is part of a research project aiming to find new angles on developing functional design objects to…

Anna Björklund and sculpture Eco sound, photo by Juha Hilpas. In this world filled with images, how often do we stop to explore what kinds of sounds objects make? Master students of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture examined the essence of sounds in their course and the Sonic Sculpture Exhibition was…

Sometimes it is necessary to depart from a familiar path to find something new. The first post on my blog was inspired by a Facebook invitation to a Japanese Tea Art Ceremony. I wanted to find out, what Tea Art really is. Even if it is not the most exciting thing to drink tea in…