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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

LAPS 20 anniversary

20 years of live art education and research in Finland. Read more about the anniversary activities of the Live Art and Performance Studies Master’s Programme.

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Live Art and Performance Studies, LAPS in short, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in autumn 2021 with an exhibition and a book release. More information about the anniversary’s activities will be updated on this page in August 2021.

Exhibition: The Posture of Impermanence

The LAPS 20 exhibition will be opened in 11 November 2021, and it will be organised in collaboration with Vantaa Art Museum Artsi. The exhibition, titled The Posture of Impermanence (Huokoinen ele in Finnish), presents a wide variety of live art and performance art and future prospects for the fields through artworks and performances by LAPS students and contemporary artists.

Anniversary publication

A book release is also scheduled for November, and the publication will not only describe the twists and turns in the LAPS Programme’s journey over the years, but also live art and performance art in Finland of the 2000s and 2010s in general. The book will be released as a joint publication with Vantaa Art Museum in Uniarts Helsinki’s Episodi series in 12 November.

LAPS 20 – 20 years of Live Art education and research in Finland