TelepART: Kalevi Aho & Kalle Kalima
18 September 2017, 20.30
St. Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium
Ghent Festival of Flanders has commissioned Finnish leading composer Kalevi Aho to write a new work for the 60th anniversary of the festival. Mearra is especially created for Anneleen Lenaerts, solo harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic and considered one of Belgium’s most internationally prominent musicians. Next to Lenaerts, Kalle Kalima will perform his Louhi for electric guitar and strings. These two works will be performed during the prestigious opening concert of the Ghent Festival in St. Bavo's Cathedral, and will at the same time open the autumn term of the Finland 100 celebratory year in Belgium.
Transpoesie: Melinda & Malin
26 September 2017
Place des Martyrs, 18:00 / MuntPunt, 19:30, Brussels, Belgium
On 26 September on the European Day of Languages, the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux invites the Finnish poetry slam duo Melinda & Malin to Brussels for two performances at the opening ceremony of the Transpoesie event series. Melinda Lönnberg and Malin Åhman have written the poem Förfadersmål | Esiäiteinkieli especially for this occasion. The poem is a mixture of both the two poets and the two official languages of Finland, and creatively addresses language divides and polarisation of identities.
Finnish premiere: Street View (Reassembled)
from 13 to 17 September 2017
Habitare 2017, Helsinki Expo & Convention Centre, Finland
Anssi Pulkkinen’s artwork Street View (Reassembled) will be exhibited in the Benelux countries in the spring and will be seen in Finland for the first time at the Habitare expo in September.
Mobile Home(less): essay collection release
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Habitare-fair, Helsinki Messukeskus, Finland
In the essay collection ’Home Reassembled – On Art, Destruction and Spaces in Motion’ a diverse, international group of authors comment on artist Anssi Pulkkinen’s work Street View (Reassembled) and use it to delve into some of most critical topics of our time such as home, homelessness, identity and belonging.