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Parsi Art WKND Art Sales event

Seinäjoki Artists Association Seinäjoen Taiteilijaseura is organizing art sales event Parsi Art WKND together with Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. Art sales takes place in exhibition space Vintti at 27th to 28th of November 2021 at 11am to 3pm. Free entrance.

You are warmly welcome to come an see local artists artworks. All the artworks that are on display are on sale. The Artists Association has Parsi Art rental shop in art and culture centre Kalevan Navetta. You can buy art in the art rental shop and in the art sales event eather with one payment or using part payment.

Support your local artist!

Admission free day

The Kunsthalle is open on two Sundays in November: Father’s Day 14.11. & Parsi Art WKND 28.11. at 11-15 pm.

Happy All Saint’s Day!

Taidehalli is closed on Sat 6.11.

Performance club Domestic

Welcome to the Domestic performance evening in Hugo event space on Wednesday the 27th of October from 7 pm to 9 pm. Event is free of charge.

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki invited two artists from the Varikko Gallery & Artists’ Studios, Aeon Lux and Alan Bulfin, to curate the performance evening at Kalevan Navetta. The club is bringing domesticity to Hugo event space.

The performances are about domesticity, household chores and household traditions. Prior to the event, artist-led workshops on the same topic will be held at Varikko. Workshops are taking a deeper look into the biodegradable materials at home that artists are using in their art practice and also as domestic products. Open workshop day at Varikko will be held on the 27th of October at 4-6pm.

Workshops are running at the same time for 2 hours.

Alan Bulfin: Scopy-eco leather workshop. Scoby-leather is made with dried scoby that has been grown in a wide glass jar. Adding oil makes it flexible and water repellent. Bulfin will run a workshop to share the method, how to grow scoby-leather to replace your leather products at home.

Aeon Lux & Jukka Nokua: Soap making workshop. Workshop about soap making from household cooking ingredients.

Nina Keltamäki: eco-paper workshop. Workshop about hand made paper from household waste.

Antti Ahonen:The Association for Experimental Electronics, KOELSE, builds art from abandoned home electronics.
The background of KOELSE has been experimental sound art but during the years, they have ended up researching the usage of abnormal devices.They run the Paranormal Museum of Technology -project, which is using unusual technical devices and creating interpretations from this electronic waste. In the workshop, you will get to know some of these equipments together.

 

 

Invited artists are Tomasz Szrama, Salla Valle and Tiia-Mari Aalto.

 

Tomasz Szrama
(b. 1970 in Poland) graduated in 1998 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. Currently he lives in Helsinki, Finland. Szrama shifts between multiple disciplines, including photography, video and other time-based works. Regardless of the medium, a dominant thread, common in his work is the use of his own body and methods of performance art, which he practices since 1995. Characteristic feature of his work is the use of spectators, active participation of the audience and improvisation. Such a strategy embeds his presentations into the tradition of understanding performance art as a process art, where the very moment of creation is essential. His work touches on themes of travel, trust in interpersonal relationships, and the ever present potential for personal failure.


Szrama has been regularly performing internationally in various events and festivals in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Further, over the past 15 years, he has been an active performance art event organiser. Between 2005 and 2013 he co-organised with Willem Wilhelmus Art Contact and New Art Contact, a series of performance art events that took place in various locations in Helsinki. In 2011 he co-organised Fake Finn Festival of Experimental Art, that took over HIAP Gallery Augusta for three days, showcasing the work of 21 artists. In 2013 Szrama co-organised Uprooted Fake Nations Festival, a three-day event that presented 16 international and local artists at HIAP Gallery Augusta. Further, he, together with performance artist Liina Kuittinen, organised a series of events titled Tonight in 2014–2015. In 2016 he curated the 18th edition of the International Art Festival Interakcje in Poland. Szrama is a working grant recipient from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland for the year 2016 as well as the years 2018–2020 and from the Kone Foundation for 2017.

Tomasz Szrama, Warrior at Home, 2020 photo by Maria Kuusniemi-Szrama

 

Salla Valle (b. 1990) is Helsinki based performance and visual artist. She has performed frequently in festivals and events in Finland and abroad. Valle has also organized performance art events (e.g. Performance Art Now! with Timo Viialainen) and taught performance art. In 2021 She started her MA studies at The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in the department of time and space. Valle’s approach is rather minimalistic. The principal elements she uses are duration, space and body as well as material created with daily life objects, simple technical equipment, sound and movement. Valle likes to use found material and work responsively with the location and situation where she performs. The topics Valle is interested in are related with durations, materiality and socio-economic structures.

Salla Valle, Liquids and forms, 2020. photo by Liina Aalto-Setälä

Tiia-Mari Aalto is a visual artist who lives and works in Tampere. In her performances, Aalto combines stage poetry, visual art-based performance, guided group exercises, theater and humor. Performances are often based on Aalto’s personal experiences. Her other projects include the Pre-Failed (esiepäonnistujat) podcast with cultural producer Heidi Yli-Yrjänäinen and Tiia and Reetta’s Friday Bar social media project with visual artist Reetta Partanen. In addition, she is performing in the Horonkäristys duo together with performance artist Maire Karuvuori.

“Yeah, I have done a lot of performances related to household chores – for example, a pretty big job was when I was washing with my workmate once the car bridges in the center of Pori! But soon I’m getting married and this is what my performance will be all about. See you then!” Tiia-Mari tweets.

Tiia-Mari Aalto photo by Minja Kaukoniemi

Event photo: Oat Camouflage by Tomasz Szrama, 2019

 

AARG Morning: Kunsthalle Seinäjoki’s program

AARG Morning assembly will dig deeper into the rural phenomena in contemporary art by opening activity and cooperation models in the domain of contemporary art especially in rural areas. The morning assembly is aimed at artists and actors in the creative domain as a platform for discussion and meetings. The first morning assemblies will examine Kunsthalle Seinäjoki’s own operating models and programs in Finnish. AARG morning openings will continue in spring 2022. Next year’s program will become available at the end of 2021.

Program

8.10 at 10-11 Workshop Space Itikka
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki’s program, art curator Sanna Karimäki-Nuutinen
Questions based on the countryside and urban-rural interfaces, unique exhibition halls, story of the building and topical phenomena of contemporary art – these circumstances determine the program of Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. The introduction will give a background to Kunsthalle Seinäjoki’s program and curatorial framework. What are the future outlooks at Kunsthalle Seinäjoki in the light of the reforms brought along by moving to Kalevan Navetta, when it was performed less than two years ago?

Sanna Karimäki-Nuutinen is the art curator at Kunsthalle Seinäjoki and a doctoral student in cultural policy at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. During the last years she has focused on developing and implementing a renewed concept and program outline at Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. With the Kunsthalle team she has explored the interface of urban and rural spheres and intersections between contemporary art practices and the rural, with both local and global perspectives. At the moment she is also beginning her doctoral studies and research project with a focus on ecologically engaged contemporary art practices in the rural. Her background is in arts management and socio-cultural work. She has been working with contemporary art since 2010. She has a MA in arts management and cultural production from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

 

AARG launched by the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is a discussion platform and meeting place aimed at professionals working in the field of contemporary art, such as artists, curators and persons in the creative domain. AARG stands for Art and the Rural Gathering.  The program of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is based on countryside and issues and phenomena arising from the urban-rural interface. The Kunsthalle Seinäjoki was put into practice in 2017–2019 by the Mullistaja rural art project, in which many cooperation models were launched and since then have been developed further in the Kunsthalle’s exhibition and program. AARG will continue the development works begun by Mullistaja. A larger AARG Gathering discussion event is held each year to highlight various perspectives and approaches to the crossing of art and countryside. For the last two years, these events have been in the form of a live broadcast. In turn, the AARG morning assemblies open the subject matters and sustain the topical discussions.  AARG responds to the need to discuss working methods and peer learning from cooperation in which the countryside is a platform for contemporary art.

Exhibition opening: Gustafsson & Haapoja

New exhibition will be opened at the exhibition space Halli on Wednesday the 29th of September at 5pm to 8pm. In the exhibition Pigs, visual artist Terike Haapoja and author Laura Gustafsson focus on pig politics and poetics. The restaurant Äärellä in the building is open until 9pm. All welcome, the event is free of charge.

AARG 2021 Gathering

AARG is a gathering hosted once a year. It concentrates on themes and phenomena around contemporary art and the countryside. AARG 2021 is part of the exhibition programme of Gustafsson & Haapoja exhibition Pigs. The gathering discusses how the legislation enables the invisibility of the animal industry and what kind of ways it could be changed. Invited speakers are activist Kristo Muurimaa, researchers Birgitta Wahlberg, Galina Kallio and Animal Welfare Ombudsman Saara Kupsala. Moderator Laura Gustafsson.

Gathering was live broadcasted on the 30th of September at 1.30pm to 4pm. The recording can be watch in Finnish: The viewing link.

Authentic Movement in Radical Light

Authentic Movement in Radical Light is a dance performance that explores the atmosphere in Radical Light – Elements VI by Norwegian artist Anne Katrine Senstad. Dancer Aisha Korpela presents solo work in the middle of the light installation. The dance performance invites the viewer to immerse in spatial experience and to open all senses.

Authentic Movement in Radical Light takes place in Halli on Saturday 4th of September at 11 am & noon at 12. Show lasts 15-20 minutes.

Free entry.

Silent Portrait video screening by the Summer Artist

The Summer Artist 2021 Riikka Gröndahl has been filming silent video potrtaits of voluntary participants at the Seinäjoki market square over the summer. The video work will be stored in the collections of the Seinäjoki Museums as a mark of the time we are currently living in, and it will be screened for the future generations in 2080. Before that the video will be screened at the workshop space Itikka of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. The video will run non-stop during opening hours: Friday 11-19 and Sat 11-15. The screening is free of charge.

 

 

Monumental light art and playful contemporary textile fill the Kunsthalle this summer

Radical Light – Elements VI by Anne Katrine Senstad with a sound environment by JG Thirlwell bring light, colour, sound and space together at the Halli exhibition space and explores the human senses and cognition. At Vintti, five young Finnish contemporary artists present various techniques of textile art in the PISTO. exhibition.

Vintti Open Call

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki announces an Open Call for Vintti exhibition space for the first time.The Open Call runs through 1.6.-12.9.2021. Read more on our For the artist page.

The Summer Artist 2021

Summer Artist Riikka Gröndahl is present at the Seinäjoki market square (“Keskustori”) in June and July on Wednesdays and Thursdays and on Saturdays the 3rd and 10th of June. at 9 – 11 am and at 12-2 pm. Her tent is located by the parking garage entrance, on the opposite to the Nordea bank office and the Vekseli bar.

Welcome to participate!

Persons under 18 years need a videography permit signed by their parent. The Summer Artist will provide the sheet or it can be downloaded here. Videography permit in Finnish

torilla kaksi naista ja kuvaus setappi valmiina odottamassa osallistujia

Picture: Sanna KoK

The Summer Artist 2021 Riikka Gröndahl works from June 16 to August 15. Her project Silent Portrait is a participatory, open project where she films silent video portraits of people. After the summer, the video footage will be stored in the collection of the Seinäjoki Museums. Later, after decades, it can be shown to future generations. The art work invites us to reflect on what is happening right  now and how we will be remembered when we are no longer here – and also perhaps the speciality of the contemporary time we are living in. The Silent Portrait will be exhibited at the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki in August, before it will be stored in the museum collection. The video can be seen at the workshop space Itikka in August 11-14 during opening hours.

You can follow the Summer Artist on Facebook Kesäkuvataiteilija page and on Instagram @kesäkuvataiteilija.

Riikka Gröndahl is a multidisciplinary artist who is particularly interested in humans and human behaviour.

The City of Seinäjoki has employed an Summer Artist each year since 2017. Read more about the Summer Artist project here.

 

 

27.4.2021

The Summer Artist 2021 is Riikka Gröndahl

The Kunsthalle Seinäjoki and the Culture Services of City of Seinäjoki have hired a young artist or visual art student since 2017 for a two month period in summer. The 5th Summer Artist is Riikka Gröndahl who will film silent video portraits of local people in the Seinäjoki market square. She will start working in the middle of June 2021.

Read more about the Summer Artist concept here. Follow The Summer Artist on Facebook and Instagram @kesakuvataiteilija.

 

Opening event of the summer exhibitions

The summer exhibitions open on Wednesday 16th June 5 pm. The opening event is open for everyone but sign-up beforehand is required. The Finnish registration form can be found here.

The exhibitions opening are Anne Katrine Senstad’s solo show Radical Light – Elements VI at Halli and the group exhibition PISTO. (“STITCH.”) at Vintti, presenting five young contemporary textile artists.

After the opening event, the Finnish rock band Pintandwefall performs at the Hugo venue. Multi-talented visual artist Ninni Luhtasaari in the PISTO. (“STITCH”) group exhibition also plays bass in the band. The gig is organised together with the Selmu association. The tickets to the gig are sold separately at Tiketti.fi.

 

 

Art Yoga at Vintti

10.00 – 11.00 pm

Art Yoga is a gentle art practice surrounded by art at the exhibition space Vintti. The current exhibition Stump of Prometheus  – Stay together by Jaana Maijala and Ville Linna encourages to concentrate on listening, drawing without looking and on the other hand observing the coming spring.

Gentle hatha yoga is suitable for all women and men who want to take care of their health and well-being. The base for the practice are conscious and focused exercises, natural breathing, relaxation and silencing the mind. The practice concentrates strongly on the back because it’s condition has a strong affect on the well-being as a whole.

There is space for 15 yogis in the space. Bring your own mat and warm, flexible clothing, and a blanket, if you want to use it during the relaxation at the end of the class.

Participation fee is 12 € incl. the entrance ticket to the exhibitions. Sign-up at the NetTicket online store.

After the yoga you can continue pampering yourself at the brunch table of the Äärellä restaurant. Table bookings here.

Picture on the right: Elina Teitti

Artist Tuesdays in May: Päivi Rintaniemi

Päivi Rintaniemi’s artist talks at Halli on three Tuesdays in May: 4th, 18th and 25th at 6 pm. The artist and designer Päivi Rintaniemi tells about the exhibition and her work. No sign-up beforehand needed. Artist talks are included in the exhibition ticket (6/4 €).

Calix open at Halli until May the 29th.

AARG – Art and the Rural Gathering

AARG is an annual discussion event addressing current themes in contemporary art and the countryside. The program of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is based on countryside and issues and phenomena arising from the urban-rural interface.

AARG 2021

AARG 2021 gathering is part of the Gustafsson & Haapojan exhibition “Pigs“, which deals with the poetics and politics of pigs. Animal production and the industrial production and economic exploitation of bodies named animals has an impact on numerous aspects of society and environment. At the same time, production and the work needed for it is moving farther and farther (and more often) onto the borders of the field of vision.The seminar held together with the Gustafsson & Haapoja exhibition “Pigs” will provide a background of the history and present situation of production in Finland. The law allows to use animals from other species: the agency and selfness of other species have been made invisible and insignificant, so they have become objects. Legislation often favours the economy and the pursuit of profit, but the climate crisis and pandemics may force us into social agreements on a more sustainable basis. The price of intensive production is not only paid by other animals, nature and future generations, but usually also by the people who make their living from it. The most important issue for the survival of human communities is food production. The seminar will also highlight more humane ways to solve it.

Gathering is live broadcasted on the 30th of September at 1.30pm to 4pm. the link

For questions about the event contact art producer Pii Anttila.

 

AARG PROGRAM
9/30/2021 at 1.30-4pm

Art Curator
Sanna Karimäki-Nuutinen
Greetings from Kunsthalle Seinäjoki

Writer
Laura Gustafsson, moderator

SPEECHES

Animal Welfare Ombudsman
Saara Kupsala
Animal welfare regulation, farm animals
visibility and consumers knowledge on animal welfare

Researcher of regenerative food economics,
leader of the Invisible Work (Näkymätön työ) research project
Galina Kallio
Regenerative agriculture – land relations, invisible work
and possibilities and impossibilities of subsistence

Researcher, teacher / Åbo Akademi,
founder of the publication Global Journal of Animal Law
and the Finnish Animal Rights Lawyers Society.
Birgitta Wahlberg
Fundamental animal rights – what and why

Activist, photographer / Rights to animals
Kristo Muurimaa
Documentation of legal business through illegal means
– production facilities through candid camera

FINAL DEBATE

AARG 2020

AARG was a platform for discussion and a place of coming together for art institutions, curators and other art professionals whose work is concentrated in the countryside. The program guidelines of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki draw from the questions and phenomena arising from the countryside and urban-rural interface. The Kunsthalle run the rural art development project Mullistaja in 2017 – 2019, in which models of co-operation were molded and have been later developed. AARG continues the work that began in the project. Networking, sharing of concerns, development and mutual support by building up productive relationships is the overall plan of the AARG.Learning from others what’s new in the countryside and in the rural arts creates more creative area development planning and perhaps even new funding models for contemporary art in the rural areas.

The first AARG was hosted as a live broadcast on December 10th 2020 in collaboration with the Finnish Art Promotion Centre, Frame Contemporary Arts Finland, Viborg Kunsthal (DK), Havre Magasinet (SE), Morning Boat (UK), Askeaton Contemporary Arts (IR), Rejmyre Art Lab (SE), curator Taru Elfving and curator Yvonne Billimore.

 

The STITCH Workshop: Continued Overleaf

The Kunsthalle and the Taito South-Ostrobothnia Association offer a set of contemporary textile art workshops in the summer 2021. The Continued Overleaf workshop is held and instructed in English.

The workshops are part of the complementary program of the PISTO (“STITCH”) exhibition.

Continued Overleaf

You are warmly welcome to the fabric book making & sketching workshop. This process-based project invites the audience to experiment with using textiles to record our immediate environment. The workshop is held on Saturday 19th June from 9 to 3 pm.

Each participant will make a portable artistic sketchbook out of fabric. This complete transportable set will contain both the surface and the materials for mark making. It can be used to capture images while out on a walk, visiting a museum or travelling on a train, as well as the creative ideas born in our imagination. This project is about how we view and see the world around us. Using embroidery and textile work as a means of sketching is a process that requires focus, close attention, and patience. These images cannot be erased, cannot be turned into whole again, but can be repaired and mended.

The morning will be spent preparing the materials and sharing ideas and skills. In the afternoon we will get to experiment with sketching using the current exhibition as well as the building itself as a source of inspiration. At the end of the workshop, you will have learnt to sketch using only a needle and thread, look carefully and recognise the patterns in your environment and translate them into fabric forms.

All materials and equipment will be provided, however you are very welcome to bring your own fabrics and embroidery thread, if you like (about 1x1m piece is enough). This workshop is suitable for people of all ages, beginners as well as advanced textile practitioners. It will require some movement and non-intensive walking. The languages are English, Finnish and Russian.

 

About the author:

Anastasia Artemeva is a visual and socially-engaged artist and researcher based in Helsinki. Her practice is focused on spaces: how we inhabit spaces, how we co-exist in the same space, even when our perceptions and experiences are different, how spaces and their histories affect us and how we affect them.

Artemeva studied Fashion Design and Sculpture & Combined media in Limerick School of Art and Design (Ireland) with 2012, and  Environmental art in Aalto University. Artemeva has written for the Visual Artist’s News Sheet, Paper Visual Art and IMAGE InSEA: International Society for Education through Art magazine.

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is always an admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions can be found here on the Exhibitions page.

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is always an admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions can be found here on the Exhibitions page.

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is always an admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions can be found here on the Exhibitions page.

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is always an admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions can be found here on the Exhibitions page.

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is always an admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions can be found here on the Exhibitions page.

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is always an admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions can be found here on the Exhibitions page.

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

16.3.2021

Jaana Maijala and Ville Linna explore the sounds of living plants in their exhibition

In the spring of 2021, Maijala and Linna will create an installation for Vintti of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, which will explore specimens detached from nature – living plants – and their potential to produce sound and image.

Read more

Babies’ Colour Workshop

Fall 2021

Sat 2.10., 23.10. and 20.11. at 10-10.45am & 11.15-12am

Babies’ colour workshop is a multisensory visual art workshop for babies and families with babies. The main focus is on experiencing various colours and materials when a child and parent are doing and admiring things together. The activity is suitable for babies from 4 months old. Workshops are held at the workshop space Itikka. Colour workshops are offered to groups that come together several times and to individual quick-visit workshops. The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the educator of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible. Sign up on the NetTicket online store.

The activity in the workshop happens on the floor. Each baby and adult have their own spot on the floor where the workshop instructor brings all the materials being used. The workshop begins with exploring different materials and colours, usually various types of objects together with the child. After that the painting starts. The paints are made of eatable materials like berries in different forms, fruits and vegetables starch, seeds and so on. The materials are chosen according to the official nutrition and food recommendations by the Finnish Food Authority.

For more information about the workshops, please read the following info text by the Pori Centre for Childrens’ Culture Kruunupää.

The workshops are held around the year, usually from February to June and from September to November. Sign-up for the workshops at the NetTicket online store.The online store is in Finnish but you can contact the workshop instructor for more information. In any questions about the workshop or participation, please contact the workshop instructor Minna Autio.

Photograph: Katariina Vestergård

Adult & Child: Art moment

Fall 2021

Adult and child workshops 3-4 years old
5.10., 12.10., 19.10 ja 26.10. at 5-6pm

Adult and child workshops 5-6 years old
9.11., 16.11., 23.11. and 30.11. at 5-6.15pm

 

Adult and child Art moment is a one time workshop with a child and close adult relative.

During the one time workshop we dive into one of the Kunsthalle’s open exhibitions. Inspired by the exhibition’s theme we make art together. The adult gets to do art as well. You don’t need special skills, but curiosity is mandatory. The child can participate with a parent, grandparent or other important and close adult.

You should have art proof clothes with you. In one group fits four pairs of participants.

The workshops are been held in Art and Cultural Centre Kalevan Navetta’s first floor in Näppi 1- workshop-space. The space is on the corridor to the right from the info desk.

One workshop costs 12€ / adult and child pair. The price includes workshop-guidance, materials and adults admission to the Kunsthalle’s exhibition.

The workshops are generally in Finnish.

Photograph by: Katariina Vestergård

Aikuinen & lapsi: Taidehetki

Tiloissamme ja tilaisuuksissamme noudatetaan Aluehallintoviraston antamia määräyksiä. Seuraamme tilannetta aktiivisesti ja työpajatoimintamme järjestetään koronarajoitukset ja turvallisuus ensisijaisesti huomioiden. 

 

Lauantai 17.4. klo 12-13.15 Sokkotaidetta

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Tutustutaan Ville Linnan ja Jaana Maijalan Prometheuksen kanto – Pysykää yhdessä -näyttelyyn

Tehdään teoksia sokkona inspiroituen Jaana Maijalan valokuvista näyttelyssä.

 

Aikuisen ja lapsen Taidehetki on yhden kerran kestävä työpaja lapsen ja läheisen aikuisen kanssa.

Yhden työpajakerran aikana sukelletaan yhteen, Taidehallilla esillä olevaan näyttelyyn ja tehdään, näyttelyn teemasta inspiroituen, taidetta – yhdessä. Aikuinenkin siis pääsee taiteilemaan! Osaamista ei tarvita, mutta uteliaisuutta sen sijaan vaaditaan. Lapsi voi osallistua pajaan yhdessä vanhemman, isovanhemman, kummin tai muun läheisen ja turvallisen aikuisen kanssa. Varaa mukaan taiteilun kestävät vaatteet. Yhteen ryhmään mahtuu 4 Aikuinen ja lapsi -paria.

Työpajat järjestetään taide- ja kulttuurikeskus Kalevan Navetan ensimmäisessä kerroksessa Näppi 1 –työpajatilassa. Tila on ala-aulasta katsottuna oikeanpuoleisella käytävällä.

Yhden työpajakerran hinta on 12 € / aikuinen & lapsi –pari. Hinta sisältää ohjauksen, materiaalit ja aikuisen pääsylipun Taidehalliin.

 

 

Muut Taidehetki -työpajat 

Lauantai 15.5. klo 12-13.15 Muoto ja pinta piirtäen

yli 7 vuotiaille

Tutustutaan Päivi Rintamäen Calix -näyttelyyn.

Tutkitaan veistosten muotoa ja pintaa Mitä värejä teoksista löytyy? Miten pintaa on käsitelty? Mitä muotoja veistoksista löytyy?

 

Tiistai 18.5.2021 klo 17-18.15 Liikkumatonta liikettä, materiaalina savi

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Tutustutaan Päivi Rintamäen Calix -näyttelyyn.

Tutkitaan muotoja ja liikettä Rintaniemen veistoksissa oman savipalan/muovailuvahan avulla. Miten liikkumattomassa savessa voi nähdä liikettä?

 

Tiistai 25.5.2021 klo 17-18.15 Kasvimaalausta, maalausta kasveista

yli 5 vuotiaille

Tutustutaan Ville Linnan ja Jaana Maijalan Prometheuksen kanto – Pysykää yhdessä -näyttelyyn

Inspiroidutaan kasveista ja luonnosta. Tutkitaan näyttelytilan kasveja sekä ulkona heräävää kevättä, maalauksen keinoin.

 

Kuva: Katariina Vestergård

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is always an admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions can be found here on the Exhibitions page.

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

Admission free day

First Friday of the month is admission free day. Exhibitions are open from 11 to 19.

Current exhibitions you find here

Photo: Elina Teitti

 

Sightseeing Uncertainty – a participatory ONLINE event by Sydenkoulu

Because of resent Covid-19 cases event is taking place on Zoom

Online tour happens three times at Zoom in March 12th / 19th/ 26th 17-19 o’clock

We recommend to use cellphone because of outdoor part. You can download app Zoom here: Zoom.us

Participate here: https://forms.gle/Mk2dGkJEmXBu6MYj9 

 

Sightseeing Uncertainty is a participatory event that addresses uncertainty and community through a variety of simple activities. We would like to invite you to a safe space where you can explore a different narrative than that of isolation, fear, and emptiness that was raised by the pandemic.

During the event we will approach the uncertainty with the curiosity of a tourist and view it from all different angles. As much as the group allows us to. But what is most important, we will gather to experience something new and observe how it informs us about ourselves – as individuals, as part of a bigger group. We are particularly interested in exploring the importance of strengthening community and coming together in this process. We are inspired by village life, social clubs, talkoot, sensorial theater, and somatics.

At the heart of the evening is an outdoor, silent sensorial walk in which participants are guided to look at the world from new perspectives. Otherwise, the event will happen indoors. It will be formed  around the unique presence of the group, a discussion led by the working group, and a shared meal. They will hold the space with gentleness and guide the group with sensitivity, participating in the exploration of the topics equally by themselves as other participants.

The event is free and open to everyone. Participation does not require any specific skills, all you need is an open mind and clothes suitable for the given weather conditions. The part outside will take up to 45min. In case of disabilities, please inform us in advance. The event will be held in either English or Finnish, depending on the participants.

Pre-registration: There is a limited number of places for the event. We strive to ensure safe participation for all and follow the official regulations. Please, confirm your place by registering via this link: https://forms.gle/Mk2dGkJEmXBu6MYj9

Sightseeing Uncertainty is organized as a tour around Finland, and as part of the Sydenkoulu’s program. At the end of the evening, there will be an opportunity to hear more about what the project is about and how it works to create a more sustainable, more beautiful future. The evening will be directed by members of a multidisciplinary, international group of artists: Julia Kukkonen (FIN), Dagmara Maslowska (POL) and Emiliano Verrocchio (ITA).

More information about Sydenkoulu and the event: www.sydenkoulu.com

 

Adult & Child workshop ages 7-9

Adult and child workshops are art moments shared by a child with his or her close adult (parent, grandparent or even godfather or godmother). In these workshops children and adults will enhance their art experience by visiting the current art exhibition and will make art themselves.Workshop content and themes are always related to the exhibitions, either thematically, technically or on other levels. The idea is to explore the art and the world together as a team of adult and child, and as the whole group.

This Spring the workshops base on Matthew Cowan’s exhibition ”Wildness Makes This World”. Workshops come together four times at Kalevan Navetta’s workshop space Näppi 1. There is room for 5 adult and child pairs in each group. Wear clothes that you don’t have to worry about when making art.

The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the educator of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible.

The price for 4 workshops is 40 € / adult & child pair. The price includes materials, adult’s ticket to exhibitions and instruction.

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Workshop’s meeting times

2th. Feb. 17-18.15 O’Clock

9th. Feb. 17-18.15 O’Clock

16th. Feb 17-18.15 O’Clock

23th. Feb 17-18.15 O’Clock

 

Picture: Katariina Vestergård

Babies’ Quick-visit Colour Workshop

Babies’ colour workshop is a multisensory visual art workshop for babies and families with babies. The main focus is on experiencing various colours and materials when a child and parent are doing and admiring things together. The activity is suitable for babies from 4 months old. Workshops are held at the workshop space Itikka. Colour workshops are offered to groups that come together several times and to individual quick-visit workshops.

The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the educator of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible. Sign up on the NetTicket online store.

 

Quick-visit workshop

Tuesday 2th. March.

Babes ages 4-11 month. 15-15.45 o’clock.

Babes ages 12-24 month. 16.45-17.30 o’clock.

 

Photographer: Katariina Vestergård

Babies’ Quick-visit Colour Workshop

Babies’ colour workshop is a multisensory visual art workshop for babies and families with babies. The main focus is on experiencing various colours and materials when a child and parent are doing and admiring things together. The activity is suitable for babies from 4 months old. Workshops are held at the workshop space Itikka. Colour workshops are offered to groups that come together several times and to individual quick-visit workshops.

The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the educator of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible. Sign up on the NetTicket online store.

 

Quick-visit workshop

Tuesday 23th. Feb.

Babes ages 4-11 month. 13-13.45 o’clock.

Babes ages 12-24 month. 14.45-15.30 o’clock.

 

 

Photographer: Katariina Vestergård

Babies’ Quick-visit Colour Workshop

Babies’ colour workshop is a multisensory visual art workshop for babies and families with babies. The main focus is on experiencing various colours and materials when a child and parent are doing and admiring things together. The activity is suitable for babies from 4 months old. Workshops are held at the workshop space Itikka. Colour workshops are offered to groups that come together several times and to individual quick-visit workshops.

The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the educator of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible. Sign up on the NetTicket online store.

 

Quick-visit workshop

Tuesday 16th. Feb.

Babes ages 4-11 month. 10-10.45 o’clock.

Babes ages 12-24 month. 12.15-13 o’clock.

 

 

Photographer: Katariina Vestergård

Babies’ Colour Workshop

Babies’ colour workshop is a multisensory visual art workshop for babies and families with babies. The main focus is on experiencing various colours and materials when a child and parent are doing and admiring things together. The activity is suitable for babies from 4 months old. Workshops are held at the workshop space Itikka. Colour workshops are offered to groups that come together several times and to individual quick-visit workshops.

The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the educator of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible. Sign up on the NetTicket online store.

 

Weekly meeting groups for babes ages 4-11 month

Thursdays 4th. Feb., 11th. Feb., 18th. Feb. and 25th. Feb.

13-13.45 O’Clock

 

Weekly meeting groups for babes ages 12-24 month

Thursdays 4th. Feb., 11th. Feb., 18th. Feb. and 25th. Feb.

14.45-15.30 O’Clock

 

Photographer: Katariina Vestergård

AARG live broadcast about the current role of contemporary art in the countryside 10.12.2020 at noon till 4 pm

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28.1.2020

Päivi Rintaniemi’s solo exhibition presents the latest works of the artist

The first solo exhibition set in the rough Hall of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is Calix by Päivi Rintaniemi, an artist from Seinäjoki. The exhibition will be open from 4.2.2021 to – 29.5.2021.

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19.11.2021

The first exhibitions of the year 2021 have been announced

The exhibition year presents contemporary art by both local and international artists.

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AARG Gathering Live Broadcast

Thursday 10th of December 2020 at 12.30 to 16.00

Come and join the art and the rural gathering by watching the live broadcast!

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki host a gathering on the concept of art institutions developing and researching the rural areas and countryside. AARG is a meeting space for art institutions to make new productive relationships. On the co-delivered program we will hear key note speakers, case studies, artist talks and panel discussion. AARG wants to support the development of geographically dispersed network of art institutions and productions. Networking, sharing of concerns, development and mutual support by building up productive relationships is the overall plan to launch AARG gathering as a meeting place for art professionals. Learning from others what’s new in the countryside and in the rural arts creates more creative area development planning and perhaps even new funding models for contemporary art in the rural.  Presentation: AARG_gathering_2020

AARG Gathering

Programme, Live broadcasted event in English. At 12.30 until 16.00

12.30-14.00 PRESENTATIONS & TALKS
Welcoming words by Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, exhibition coordinator Elina Teitti

Artist talk, Artist Matthew Cowan will tell about his practise and concept behind
the exhibition Wildness Makes This World. Interviewed by Taru Elfving.

Case Study: Art Producer Pii Anttila, Kunsthalle Seinäjoki developing
the countryside with artistic collaborations.
Case Study: Professor at the Art University, Daniel Peltz. Rural Contextual Practice at Rejmyre Art Lab’s Center for Peripheral Studies
Case Study, curator Yvonne Billimore: Re-centring rurality: a site for collective learning and exchange.

14.00-15.00 VIDEO GREETINGS
Kaspar Wimberley & Susanne Kudielka, Morning Boat, Jersey, UK, Bodil Johanne Monrad, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark,  Michele Horrigan, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland, Mariangela Mendez-Prencke, Havre Magasinet, Sweden

15.00-16.00 PANEL DISCUSSION
Panel Discussion Contemporary Rural Agencies, moderator Aura Seikkula
Participants Taru Elfving, Pii Anttila, Daniel Peltz, Yvonne Billimore, Jussi Koitela,
Kaspar Wimberley and Susanne Kudielka

Presentation AARG Gathering

Collaborators: Art Promotion Centre Finland, Frame Contemporary Arts Finland, Viborg Kunsthal, Havre Magasinet.

 

1.6.2020

Mysteries of nature take over the Kunsthalle

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki opens on May 1st 2020. The current covid-19 outbreak has affected the exhibition program. Notes by Petra Koivisto is extended until the 1st of August. Also the Nice to (finally) meet you! exhibition is open until the August 1st.

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14.5.2020

SoS Bunkers Live Stream Art Event

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki presents SoS – Bunkers as part of the off time program Taidehalli välittää. The live stream art event is co-produced with Pixelache Helsinki.

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SoS Bunkers live stream & art event

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki presents SoS – Bunkers as part of their off time program Taidehalli välittää. The live stream art event
is co-produced with Pixelache Helsinki and features process-based art from the artists Elina Vainio (FI), Mari Keski-Korsu (FI), Alan Bulfin (IE) and Charli Clark (UK). The event explores sustenance as a way to expand our social and ecological bonds and interdependencies. Alan Bulfin, a Seinäjoki-based Irish artist, is responsible for the event production. The event is funded by Taike, Finnish Art Promotion Centre. The event is a sequel to SoS-station event as part of ‘Breaking the Fifth Wall’ Pixelache Festival 2019, which was presented in the old firestation in May 2019. Due to changes as a result of the “COVID-19” outbreak SoS Bunkers will be co-produced together with Pixelache members project Bunkers, facilitated by Alan Bulfin and Mari Keski-Korsu. Bunkers is a series of interviews about care for the environment in the cities and how art and green care psychology combine to create new paths of thinking and forms of public care. The broadcast production is facilitated by Pixelache Helsinki. SoS Bunkers event is broadcasted and showcase online over 3
days. Locations are Alajoen perinnealue Ilmajoki and old bunker in Seinäjoki. Mari Keski-Korsu will broadcast a participatory performance from her home in Helsinki. The format will be a live broadcasts, video workshops, site-specific art and interviews, lasting 2 hours every day. The event is in English and partly in Finnish.
Broadcast links will be shared on the websites of Seinäjoki Kunsthalle and Pixelache Helsinki and in their social media channels.
Read the full programme of the event here: PRESSRELEASE SoS-bunkers_ENG.

Programme

Day one
14.5.2020 12:00 – 14:00
Alan Bulfin presents:
Fidelity of Home
a DIY art-making day
Charli Clark presents:
Loads of Pollen
a DIY art-making day
Elina Vainio presents:
Kaikki
Site-specific work
Day two
15.5.2020 12:00 – 14:00
Alan Bulfin & Mari Keski-Korsu presents:
Bunkers
interview series
Mari Keski-Korsu presents:
Akantupakilla / Holding Space with Yarrow
participatory performance
Day three
16.5.2020 12:00 – 14:00
Alan Bulfin presents;
Fidelity of Home
a DIY art-making day
Charli Clark presents:
Loads of Pollen
a DIY art-making day
Elina Vainio presents :
Kaikki
Site-specific work

17.3.2020

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is closed for the time being

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is closed based on the decicions of the Finnish Government. All events and group visits during this time will be rescheduled or cancelled. Art exhibition and other culture spaces will open gradually in the end of June 2020.

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11.3.2020

Welcome to the opening!

Opening of the new Arts and Culture Centre Kalevan Navetta is celebrated with a week-long opening program 11 – 21 March.

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3.2.2020

Call for experimental video

Visual artist Aeon Lux calls for experimental video art and performative art for the Aeon Lux Performance Club: Troyan Horse at the art and culture center Kalevan Navetta 4th April 2020.

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Nice to (finally) meet you!

The first exhibition of the exhibition space Halli is “Nice to (finally) meet you!”.  The artists in the exhibition are Hanne Friis (NO), Sigurdur Gudjónsson (IS) and Julie Stavad (DK). The works in this group exhibition of three artists seen for the first-time in Finland explore the boundaries of material and form and take up the whole large exhibition hall. The exhibition unites dreams on many levels. The curator Laura Köönikkä has long dreamed of working with these artists, and the artists have also hoped to be performed in Finland. The exhibition, which unites professional dreams, is also the first step towards the dream of the Kunsthalle to present fresh Nordic art. The supplementary program of the exhibition discusses what kind of dreams we as a community need in this time.

Hanne Friis (born 1972) is Norwegian artist who works with textile art. They resemble almost something organic. Her work was chosen as the emblematic artwork of Révélations biennale 2019.

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(Photo: Alette Schei Rorvik)

Hanne Friis

Sigurdur Gudjónsson (born 1975) is Islandic artist. His hypnotic video works take the the spectator to a state where the surroundings fade away. Gudjónsson was rewarded the Islandic Visual Artist of the Year in 2018 and he will represent Iceland in Venice Biennial 2021.

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Sigurdur Gudjonsson

Julie Stavad (born 1987) is Danish sculptor whose works combine graphic shape and large, raw material surfaces. Stavad is a young and rising artist who also works with public art.

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Julie Stavad

Laura Köönikkä is a curator and founder of Finnish Art Agency. Köönikkä has been consulting the Kunsthalle team and helping them to catch dreams for almost two years. Therefore she was also invited to curate the opening exhibition.

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(Photo: Vuokko Salo)

Laura Köönikkä

 

Photo on the right: Exhibition view by Jenni Latva

26.11.2019

The opening program has been announced

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki will open in the Kalevan Navetta Arts and Culture Center in March 2020.The opening program has been announced. The program of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki includes contemporary art exhibitions, public art and a diverse program of activities. Exhibitions are on display in the exhibition halls Halli and Vintti, located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Kalevan Navetta Art and Culture Center.

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