© Jaakko Pallasvuo & Viktor Timofeev ‘Cookie running with the Elves’ ink on paper 20cm x 30cm (2018)
This summer, BOZAR centre for fine arts opens an exhibition together with artist-run galleries from across Europe. Jaakko Pallasvuo & Viktor Timofeev are represented by the Brussels-based Komplot gallery.
The exhibition brings together the multiple realities of art practices from all over Europe. It is both a meditation on Europeanness and an attempt to gather stories, experiences, relations and encounters from a wide range of artists, curators and other engaged individuals. BOZAR gives carte blanche to five artistic constellations: Brussels-based art spaces Etablissement d’en face, Komplot and La Loge; KASK School of Arts (Ghent) and its Kunstenbibliotheek and students of Curatorial Studies; and the Orient project presented in collaboration with Kim? Contemporary Art Center (Riga) and Bunkier Sztuki (Kraków). Together they engage in a journey seen from a point in space and time, constructed with artists chosen not upon nationality but via relation. Somewhere in Between provides a unique window on today’s artistic hotbeds of Europe, it’s developments and conversations across the continent, from Brussels to Riga, from Prague to Athens, from Kraków to Lisbon, from Tbilisi to Rotterdam,…
These alliances are indicative of today’s European art scenes, where artists roam freely, without the geographic restrictions or institutional constraints that once defined the continent.
The exhibition is open from 20 June until 19 August 2018.
Finnish Cultural Institute would like to get to know Finnish professionals working in the creative field in the Benelux better.
The new EUNIC Brussels conference cycle questioning the future of Europe. The ambition of the project is to rethink the social contract, so that it no longer relies on the relationship between citizens and the state but goes beyond this by taking into account the different dimensions of life today and the crucial issues citizens are facing.
Prolific entrepreneur and senior advisor Risto Kuulasmaa has been chosen as the Institute’s new advisor in the Netherlands for autumn-spring 2018-2019
In 2018, the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux together with Zodiak – center for contemporary dance, SPRING Festival Utrecht and Baltic Circle Festival, commissions a new work by choreographer Sonya Lindfors and writer-activist Maryan Abdulkarim. The work is a combination of workshops, lectures and performances, where choreographers and activists come together, imagining radical utopian common futures. Lindfors and Abdulkarim work closely together with local activists in Utrecht, Brussels and Helsinki.
Kaarina Kaikkonen is creating a new work called If I had Wings – Social Elevator in the Marolles neighbourhood of Brussels.
The Musiqu’3 Festival is presenting a wide range of Finnish musicians this summer as part of this year’s Nordic Vibes theme. The three-day festival, which takes place at the end of June and the beginning of July, will feature music by leading Finnish artists as well as Finnish musicians who are in the early stages of their international career.
Established in 2011, the festival has from its inception placed an emphasis on bringing classical music to a broad, young and as diverse as possible audience. The festival organisers take pride in their openness and willingness to experiment and aim to present a rich pallet of musical genres. The festival features choral music, folk music, world music, jazz and even rock sounds.