Suomi100: Kriittinen kartta

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 to Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 18:00
Exhibition Laboratory

SUOMI 100 – CRITICAL MAP is an exhibition critically commenting the centenary of Finland’s independence. Taking place around Independence Day 24.11. – 14.12., the exhibition creates a complex artistic snapshot of Finland in 2017.

SUOMI 100: CRITICAL MAP features 11 installations and 4 events. What stands out from the art work is a will to try to understand current phenomena in dialogue with their historical background. The exhibition approaches history through re-enactments, re-interpretations and imagined conversations. The art works touch some of the most critical points of contemporary Finnish society, such as Sami rights, the rise of the far right, growing inequality and loneliness. The exhibition is a part of the Uniarts Helsinki's Finland 100 programme.

During the one-year project, the 12 participating art students have focused on social phenomena on field trips to different regions of Finland, as well by participating in artistic processes, lectures and discussions. Looking behind the curtain of the independence celebrations the exhibition project asks what's actually going on in the state of Finland?

Participating artists: Elisa Aaltonen, Titta Aaltonen, Kristoffer Ala-Ketola, Geir Byrkjeland & Moona Pennanen, Arja Kärkkäinen, Astri Laitinen, Iisa Lepistö, Milja Moilanen, Anna-Sofia Nylund, Emma Peura, Oskari Ruuska & Amanda Solorzano

and their personal guests: Antti Ahtiluoto, Ludvig Allén, Xavier Hildén, Michael Hobbes, Kauko Kaikkonen, Kolya Kotov, Hilkka Magga, Risto Vuorimies, Hilja Palsa, Eelis Pukarinen, Lahja Puura.

The project is coordinated by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, who are visiting professors at the Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki.