IssueX – A New Journal on Art

IssueX creates space for debate on art and society. Its topics cover the functions of the University of the Arts Helsinki: art, research, and education. IssueX articles in English are available online.

IssueX features ideas, trends, personalities, and works. Each issue has a theme that is topical and affecting, even provocative. The theme is discussed through articles, works by the University of the Arts Helsinki’s students, and international commentaries, which are translated into Finnish for the journal.


The journal’s contributors include some of the most thought-provoking artists and experts from the University of the Arts Helsinki and from outside the university. IssueX appears four times a year. The first issue was released in September 2013.


The online version of IssueX is available at

Publication details

Chief editor: Rector Jari Perkiömäki


Managing editor: Anna-Elina Matilainen, tel. +358 40 860 9515 or


Editorial board: (University of the Arts Helsinki) Saija Aalto, Eevastiina Aho, Anna-Elina Matilainen, Tiina Rosenberg, Elisa Ylinen; (Otavamedia Asiakasviestintä) Ari Hirvonen, Hannele Tavi


Editing and layout: Otavamedia OMA


The editorial board is assisted by the following advisers: Titta Aaltonen, Mika Aalto-Setälä, Riikka Ala-Harja, Aino Eskelinen, Mikko Haapoja, Liisamaija Hautsalo, Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna, Kimmo Karjunen, Timo Kiiskinen, Niko Kumpuvaara, Sanna Myllylahti, Tuomas Nevanlinna, Juhani Näreharju, Kirsi Porkka, Joakim Pusenius, Riikka Stewen, Riikka Talvitie, Tatu Tuominen, and Heidi Westerlund.


ISSN 2341-7269 (print) 2341-7277 (online)