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

Taidepiste: Celebration of imperfection

Don’t be so hard on yourself! The next Taidepiste panel discussion features Kirsi Piha, Riku Siivonen, Stig Baumgartner and Laura Friman.

Live audience members are required to show their COVID-19 passports. We also recommend using a face mask during the event.

Striving for perfection is a speed bump on the road to happiness and good performances. In what situations should we tolerate incompleteness and lower our standard? How can we cut ourselves some slack in a time that praises achievements and mythical super humans?

These questions will be discussed by entrepreneur Kirsi Piha, journalist Riku Siivonen and visual artist and lecturer Stig Baumgartner. The discussion will be moderated by journalist Laura Friman. The event will be in Finnish.

The event will take place in the second floor lobby of the new Mylly building in Sörnäinen, and it will be live streamed on Uniarts Helsinki’s YouTube channel. Attendees will also have the chance to visit the Ebb & Flow exhibition in the Kuva/Tila gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Taidepiste is Uniarts Helsinki’s event series, which explores social phenomena through multidisciplinary discussions and art experiences that are free and open to the public. Taidepiste events are organised once a month in the Main Foyer of the Helsinki Music Centre and live streamed on Uniarts Helsinki’s YouTube channel. High-quality recordings of the Taidepiste events are also available for later viewing on YouTube. The event series is sponsored by the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation. Read more about the Taidepiste event series.

More information about the guests

Stig Baumgartner is a visual artist, Doctor of Fine Arts, and lecturer in drawing and perception at Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts. Baumgartner’s primary work method is painting, but his oeuvre also consists of drawings and installations.

Laura Friman is a journalist, columnist and radio host. Friman hosts the afternoon show on Radio Helsinki, and she has written columns for Yle, Helsingin Sanomat and Image.

Kirsi Piha is an entrepreneur, communications professional and expert in change leadership. She is the founder and former CEO of the change agency Ellun Kanat. Piha has also served as a member of the Finnish Parliament and the European Parliament.

Riku Siivonen is Helsinki-based scriptwriter and writer. He reflects on the topic of the pursuit of perfection in his podcast “Riku Siivosen täydellinen elämä” on Yle Areena.


7.12.2021 at 17:30 – 18:30



Sörnäisten rantatie 19

00530 Helsinki


The Taidepiste events are free to attend and open to everyone.

Further information

You are welcome to listen to the discussion either in Mylly or online on the Youtube channel of the University of the Arts. Live audience members are required to show their COVID-19 passports. We also recommend using a face mask during the event.

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