AARG live broadcast about the current role of contemporary art in the countryside 10.12.2020 at noon till 4 pm
The first exhibitions of the year 2021 have been announced
The exhibition year presents contemporary art by both local and international artists.Read more
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
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
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
Collaborators: Art Promotion Centre Finland, Frame Contemporary Arts Finland, Viborg Kunsthal, Havre Magasinet.
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.Read more
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.Read more
SoS Bunkers live stream & art event
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
(Photo: Alette Schei Rorvik)
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.
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.
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.
(Photo: Vuokko Salo)
Photo on the right: Isle Art Industries, a detail of Hanne Friis’ work.
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.Read more