Tag Archives: Finland

Carrie Schneider. WE (Baltic Version), 2008. C-print, 58 x 76 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Carrie Schneider Adds a Finnish Touch

Carrie Schneider Adds a Finnish Touch

Alicia Eler talks to former Fulbright fellow Carrie Schneider about her time in Finland and affinity to artists from the region.

"Artist in Residence" Instagram image by Jeremy Riad / http://www.jeremyriad.com/

How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice

How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice

Alicia Eler kicks off her blogging residency with some words about the role of residencies in artist’s lives.

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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21′s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | “Brain Work” with Pilvi Takala

Jacquelyn Gleisner talks to the Istanbul-based artist Pilvi Takala, whose performance-based “interventions” challenge social and behavioral norms.

Terike Haapoja.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Terike Haapoja

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Terike Haapoja

  Terike Haapoja is a Finnish visual artist based in Helsinki. She has a Master’s degree from the Theater Academy of Finland (Department of Performance Art and Theory) and from the …

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Open Enrollment | “Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds”

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Open Enrollment | “Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds”

In the Deer Forest “Hi, my name is Peter. Do you want to find out why?” With these words, I became acquainted with Katja Tukiainen. In the back room at …

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Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

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Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

I was waiting in line to buy a movie ticket when I heard the news: Jani Leinonen had been incarcerated. Conversations with my Finnish friends in the previous weeks had …

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Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

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Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

At 7:30 am, the alarm clock on my Nokia cell phone rouses me from sleep. In preparation of the minus double-digit weather, I layer like a Renaissance oil painting —two …

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Open Enrollment: An Afternoon with Miina Äkkijyrkkä

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Open Enrollment: An Afternoon with Miina Äkkijyrkkä

As if I am perched above on a watchtower, I am peering out the window of Café Java in the Lasipalatsi plaza with my friend and Finnish translator, Marjukka. The …

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Open Enrollment: Artists Are Like Rats

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Open Enrollment: Artists Are Like Rats

“We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.” — David Hockney Sometime in the afternoon on the second day …

Mika Taanila, "Twilight," video installation, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Heino.

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

Techno-Trash: Mika Taanila and Pixelache

One of the best exhibitions I saw in Helsinki this summer was at Galleria Heino, a small space on the hip street Uudenmaankatu. On the recommendation of an artist friend, …

Napa's wonderful map of Helsinki. Courtesy Jenni Rope/Napa.

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

Navel-Gazing: Jenni Rope & the Napa Enterprise

“I enjoy working with drawing, painting and collage. My studio is full of little pieces of drawings, colour papers and different colour tapes. I find a piece of paper on …

Still from Peter van Bagh's documentary, "Helsinki Forever," 2008. Courtesy the Finnish Film Foundation.

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

Home and Away: Inside Helsinki’s Artist Residency Program, HIAP

I didn’t sleep much in Helsinki. Though it was my second trip there and my umpteenth time in the Nordic countries, I somehow booked my travel to coincide with Juhannus, …