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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: Isle Art Industries,  a detail of Hanne Friis’ work.

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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