New book: Inside and Besides the Camp

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The books title Inside and Beside the Camp refers to German barracks on the Tulliniemi peninsula in Hanko, Finland. The peninsula was the point of arrival for German troops who began their transit through Finland from 1942 to 1944. The area closed after World War II, but it attracted public attention in 2014 when the City of Hanko opened a nature trail there, and partly forgotten German barracks from the transit camp were discovered next to the trail.

The Beethoven-Mendelssohn project supported by CERADA

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In this video, you will find a few moments from the first concert of The Beethoven-Mendelssohn project (2016–2018) by Guadalupe López-Íñiguez, funded by Kone Foundation and supported by Cerada. This artistic postdoctoral project analyzes the relation between theoretical knowledge and professional practice in the performance of classical music, and will offer learners and teachers tools to support autonomous, holistic musicianship. The project involves concerts, scholarly and popularized writings, conference presentations, and audio/video recordings.

Apply now to the Brass @ Sibelius Academy master courses

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​Brass @ Sibelius Academy is a new international education and concert event for brass instruments in Helsinki. It is organised for the 2nd time next summer (5-10 June 2017). The event will feature high-class master courses by the Sibelius Academy brass instrument teachers and other internationally acclaimed brass instrumentalists:

 

Call for applications: MA in Dance Performance

Photo: Kuvakaappaus videodokumentaatiosta: Laura Lehtinen
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The next application period for MA in Dance Performance is in 10th January to 25th January 2017.

The programme in a nutshell
The Master's Degree programme in Dance Performance is a full-time, two-year study programme. The programme is open to international students and is tuition free for EU / EEA students. The intake is biennial and, in spring 2017, up to fourteen new students will be accepted into the programme.

Theaster Gates gives a public talk 27.10. at Exhibition Laboratory

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Photo: Veikko Somerpuro / IHME Contemporary Art Festival
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Theaster Gates gives a public talk about his artistic practice, music as a contemporary art practice, and about his relationship to public space at the Academy of Fine Arts’ Exhibition Laboratory venue on Thursday 27 October 18:00.

The Chicago-based African-American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973) was invited to create IHME Project 2017 because he is an artist who constantly explores what contemporary art can be. He is a potter, an urban planner and a collector, as well as a singer.

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Ecologies in the Laboratory workshop with Ionat Zurr

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Pioneering artist in art and biology, academic and researcher Dr. Ionat Zurr, will give a five-day workshop (31.10 – 3.11.) for students from MA in Ecology and Contemporary Performance and Aalto University’s Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA).

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Open Call for Discoursive Program; Research Pavilion 2017, Venice Biennale

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Photo: Jan Kaila
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Following a successful and well-received pilot edition in 2015, the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) is again realizing a Research Pavilion within the context of the Venice Biennale. The project is implemented in co-operation with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Arts Universities’ collaboration Konstex.

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