Various different events are organised as part of OBJEKTI 4 exhibition in Espoon keskus during summer 2018. The programme includes art workshops, discussions and performances. All events are free.
Art Project at Day Care
When: 27-31 Aug 2018
Where: Lakela Day Care Centre (Lakelan päiväkoti)
Elina Hartzell leads a five-day art project for children at Lakela Day Care Centre. They make a fieldtrip to visit OBJEKTI 4 exhibition and participate in an art workshop during the week 35/2018.
Elina Hartzell is an art educator, performance and visual artist. She wants to give children an opportunity to join OBJEKTI 4 exhibition as active and visible actors.
OBJEKTI XTRA – Espoo Day Event
Music, Dance & Art Performances in Espoon keskus
on Espoo Day, 25th August 2018:
12.00 – 14.00: Visiting individual homes in Espoon keskus
Yhden biisin olohuonekeikka (Mirva Mietala, Riina Nieminen, Lauri Lehtinen, Hape Peltomaa)
13.30 – 14.30: Espoontori
The Trix Dance Crew
Moment – Kaaos Kollektiivi (Tom Leidenius, Noora Västinen, Gunilla Sjövall, Georgie Goater)
14.30: In front of Espoontori / Siltakatu
Chainsaw Ballerina – Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna
15.00: Start from Kansliapolku, Valtuustotalo, upper pedestrian level
Grounding – Roi Vaara
18.00 – 19.00: Next to Kirkkojärvi pond
Untitled – Parsa Kamehkhosh
Yhden biisin olohuonekeikka (One Song Living Room Gig) tours in Espoon keskus from noon onwards. It is a group of four musicians (Mirva Mietala, Riina Nieminen, Lauri Lehtinen, Hape Peltomaa) and a guitar, playing spontaneous mini concerts in living rooms.
Kaaos Kollektiivi performs an improvisational dance piece Moment at Espoontori. The dancers are: Georgie Goater, Tom Leidenius, Gunilla Sjövall and Noora Västinen.
Kaaos Kollektiivi is a meeting ground for dance improvisation, researching what emerges from moment to moment, juggling impulses, find paths to known and unknown, sometimes winning and failing it all falls into place.
Kaaos Kollektiivi meets once a month to practice improvisation. The aim is to provide professional development possibilities for dancers and choreographers (with and without disabilities) in the field of inclusive dance. The group is an initiative of Kaaos Company.
Helsinki Morrisers have been performing since 1995. Morris dance is a form of English folk dance based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers, wearing bell pads on their shins. Implements such as sticks, swords and handkerchiefs are wielded by the dancers.
Strength meets sensitivity in Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna‘s performance Chainsaw Ballerina. Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna is a dance and visual artist who combines images, sculpture and dance to suffuse her performances with ritual form and multicultural elements.
Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna is also known for her ecological tree trunk sculptures. For OBJEKTI 4 exhibition, she has created a new sculpture Peace at Last.
Roi Vaara‘s performance Grounding is a composition for electric guitar. The performance will start at 3pm from Kansliapolku, Valtuustotalo, upper pedestrian level.
Roi Vaara (b. 1953, Norway) is an internationally acclaimed pioneer in performance art in Finland. In his work, he combines different ways of artistic expression into site and situation specific live performances. His critical point of view is not to attract public sensation but to challenge the way we are looking at things.
Roi Vaara has done performances since 1979 and performed over 500 times in almost 50 countries worldwide. Since 1988 he has been active in an influential performance artists collective Black Market International (BMI) whose mode of operation is free and open exchange of ideas.
Vaara received a state award from the Arts Council of Finland in 2000 and the Ars Fennica prize in 2005. He was awarded with Pro Finlandia honorary medal in 2010.
Parsa Kamehkhosh (b. 1985) is an Iranian artist based in Helsinki. His piece is a series of object-oriented performances, through which the artist is lying inside a metal cube and sculpting it from inside. His actions and movements inside the cube will affect the exterior of the metal piece and change it gradually. The piece is located next to the pond of Kirkkojärvi in Espoon keskus.
Mechanics Of Conformity (MOC) Part II – Events
Event in the form of a conversational piece
When: 15 Jun 2018 at 5.30pm-8.30pm & 17 Aug 2018 at 5.30pm-8.30pm
Where: Trapesa, Kirkkojärventie 1, Espoo (at Espoo train station, Station bridge, 2nd floor)
Mechanics of Conformity (MOC) Part II is a collaboration between Catalysti artists and OBJEKTI. Within this collaboration, four women explore concepts of identity, relationships, perceptions, liberation and otherness through hair.
Catalysti artists who have shaped MOC collective are Rosamaría Bolom, Edwina Goldstone, Sepideh Rahaa and Arlene Tucker. MOC collective has been created around the subject of hair and from early 2017.
Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world.
How do they look at us?
How do we look at ourselves?
How do others look at each other?
Walk & Talk
Welcome to join us for an evening walk, to see OBJEKTI 4 exhibition, and to discuss about contemporary art!
When: 9 Aug 2018 at 7pm-8pm & 16 Aug 2018 at 7pm-8pm
Where: We will start from the main entrance of Espoo Cathedral (Espoon tuomiokirkko, Kirkkopuisto 5, Espoo) at 7pm
It will be a great way to see all the projects of the fourth OBJEKTI exhibition! The exhibition includes twelve projects representing different forms of contemporary art – sculpture, installation, sound art, community and participatory projects. Many works have been especially created for OBJEKTI and are site-specific to their locations in Espoon keskus. This year there is a strong focus on ecological and social themes. OBJEKTI 4 is curated and organised by Espoo Kunsthalle.
The artists taking part in OBJEKTI 4 are: Heini Aho, Art & Process (Ari Björn and Heini Matveinen), Bartaku, Ramina Habibollah, Parsa Kamehkhosh, Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna, Petri Kuljuntausta, Maria Mastola, Mechanics of Conformity (Rosamaría Bolom, Edwina Goldstone, Sepideh Rahaa, Arlene Tucker), Tuula Närhinen, Tiina Raitanen, Satu-Minna Suorajärvi.
On the 9th of August, the Walk & Talk is led by Merja Puustinen who works as artist, curator, researcher, lecturer and producer. She is completing her PhD research on interactive media art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.
On the 16th of August, the evening Walk & Talk is led by PhD Sanna Lehtinen. She is doing postdoctoral research on aesthetics at the University of Helsinki and teaching environmental aesthetics and thinking at Aalto University.
It’s free of charge, no registration in advance. We will start from the main entrance of Espoo Cathedral (Espoon tuomiokirkko, Kirkkopuisto 5, Espoo) at 7pm. Welcome!
Following the OBJEKTI 4 Walk & Talk tours, the late evening concerts of Urkuyö & Aaria Festival start at 9pm in Espoo Cathedral. The ticket sales at the door begin one hour before the concert. More information on the concerts: urkuyofestival.fi
Art Course for Children Aged 7-11
Add your own sculpture to the exhibition!
When: 31 Jul – 2 Aug 2018
Where: Entresse Library’s Jukeboksi, Siltakatu 11, Espoo
During the Sculpture Park workshop we will get to know the works in the OBJEKTI exhibition in the Espoon keskus area, and make our own small sculptures that will be placed together outside. Everyone’s works will be added to the sculpture park, and we will have a party opening together at the end! The aim of the workshop is having fun together in a playful way!
The workshop is on three days: Tue 31.7. – Thu 2.8.2018
Join either the morning or the afternoon group:
Group 1: at 10:00-11.30
Group 2: at 12:00-13.30
Everyone participating should come on all three days!
Teaching is in Finnish and English.
The course is free!
Workshop leaders: Verna Kuntsi and Satu Sipilä
Welcome to the opening!
Thurs 14 June 2018 at 2pm-4pm
Lagstad homestead museum (Lagstadin kotiseututalo / Lagstad hembygdsgård)
address: Vanha Lagstadintie 4, 02770 Espoo
Cultural Director at the City of Espoo Susanna Tommila will open the exhibition at 2 pm
Heini Aho // Art & Process // Bartaku // Ramina Habibollah // Parsa Kamehkhosh // Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna // Petri Kuljuntausta // Maria Mastola // Mechanics of Conformity // Tuula Närhinen // Tiina Raitanen // Satu-Minna Suorajärvi
Andy Best, Espoo Kunsthalle
Art Workshop for Children Aged 9-13
When: Mon-Wed, 11-13 June 2018 at 10-14
Where: International living room Trapesa, Kirkkojärventie 1, 02770 Espoo (at Espoo train station, Station bridge, 2nd floor)
Instructors: Artists Arlene Tucker & Edwina Goldstone
Languages: English and Finnish
Group size: 5-10 persons
The workshop is free of charge. Please bring your own lunch!
We have hair. Hair is natural. Hair is everywhere. In this three day workshop we will explore different ways to make art using hair. These various art forms will help the artist make a final piece. For example, two-dimensional arts, aspects of stop motion animation, sculpture, and paper arts. This workshop is for young artists who enjoy exploring different artistic mediums and ways of self-expression.