Elina Saloranta: Correspondence with the Past

The event is a part of Uniarts Helsinki’s fourth Research Pavilion, taking place in Hietsun Paviljonki and its surroundings in Helsinki 5 June – 29 August 2021.

Old picture where a woman is looking to the left.
Screenshot of the video work Kirje Elliltä.

Video works Kirje Elliltä (A letter from Elli, 2019) and Kirje Liisiltä (A letter from Liisi, 2021) by visual artist Elina Saloranta are based on the letters of two women born in the 1800s. One of the letters is a plea for help that the viewer may choose to answer. Reply letters collected from previous research events are also on display. What kind of advice does a woman from the 19th century get from people of the present day? 

The artist will be present on 8 June from 16 to 18.

During the opening week, the Research Pavilion venue is open to public also on Monday 7 June 15-18.

Research Pavilion #4: Helsinki 

Fine arts, concerts, performances, workshops and discussions with an inquiring mindset – welcome to the Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion to see and experience what artistic research is all about. Previously arranged in connection with the Venice Biennale, this time the Pavilion will gather artist-researchers to Hietsu in Helsinki.   

Uniarts Helsinki’s fourth Research Pavilion will be organised with the support of the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation. 


5.6.2021 – 10.6.2021


Great hall

Hietsun Paviljonki

Hiekkarannantie 9

00100 Helsinki


Free entry

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