Is there art in Arctica?/ Есть ли искусство в Арктике?

ArtArctica is a young festival with a great passion for the Arctic. “What does the Arctic mean to the people living in it?” — creatives from different countries and backgrounds tried to answer this question. Exhibitions, talks and performances took place in Helsinki on 9-11th of February. Towards the opening. A trail of candles marked…






Кинофестиваль DocPoint

DocPoint Festival, 23-29.1.2017, Helsinki It is possible to get to know something about a new culture or subculture during one week if to put up an aim to do so and find an efficient way to approach. Nevertheless, one week will probably turn up to be too short time for building up trustful relationships and…






The Nutcracker/ Щелкунчик

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk – Peter Tchaikovsky The Finnish National Opera Ballet 2.12.2016 – 7.1.2017 Magic atmosphere of Christmas, festivity and fairy-tale with winter like music by Tchaikovsky. Almost physical feeling of frost and snowflakes on your skin – it is all about “Nutcraker”, a ballet…






In Infinity, Yayoi Kusama/ В бесконечности, Яёи Кусама

Yayoi Kusama, in her late 80s, is still one of the most celebrated, prolific contemporary artists of the world. This Japanese Avant-Garde pioneer comes back with her grand retrospective tour – In Infinity. This exhibition travelled through the Nordic regions, started in Louisiana Museum (Copenhagen) to Moderna Museum (Stockholm), and finally to the Finnish capital….






RAVE by Blaue Frau

Between trance and mindfulness RAVE, a 72 hours nonstop performance by the Blaue Frau group, took place at SIC space in Helsinki on 25th–28th of November. During 3 days and 3 nights time stretched and crumpled. Audience could take a peek at the experiment by taking part in the performance at any of the 29…






Arts vs Business/ Искусство vs бизнес

Finding new business strategies for art projects Creative Lenses Forum Helsinki: Funding Alternatives / Cable Factory / 17.11.2016 What does it mean to be an artist today? How to keep creative projects afloat without compromising artistic integrity? What methods can be developed to empower cultural organizations and create greater social value? These questions are in…