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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.

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

 

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.

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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

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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

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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.

Sign up on the NetTicket online store.

 

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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