Pekka Kantonen: Three Times a Decade: Asking for Advice

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.

Pekka Kantonen

The installation of artist-researcher Pekka Kantonen is a dialogue based on a YouTube channel that shows the Kantonen family’s video diary. The video diary began with daily footage in March 1990 and is updated in near real-time with new footage. It inevitably progresses as people, things, and places age, are destroyed, and disappear. 

YouTube channel 3xD
YouTube channel 3xDecade: Asking for Advice

In addition to the exhibition, Pekka Kantonen will hold a streamed discussion on 10 June at 16-18. Theme of the discussion is Everyday microhistory on YouTube. Language is Finnish/English.

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 – 13.6.2021


Ateljé hall

Hietsun Paviljonki

Hiekkarannantie 9

00100 Helsinki


Free entry

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