What is Taidepiste?
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 on Uniarts Helsinki’s campus in Töölö or Sörnäinen and live streamed on Uniarts Helsinki’s YouTube channel.
During the academic year 2021–2022, Uniarts Helsinki invited a total of 50 guests to Taidepiste to talk about a variety of themes, such as imperfection, beauty, war, trolls, forgotten composers, utopias, generational experiences and the fundamentals of a thriving arts sector. The events also featured captivating artworks and performances by Uniarts Helsinki’s students and other artists.
Taidepiste is supported by the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation.
18 October 2022: Crossing borders
Main Foyer at the Helsinki Music Centre
What kinds of borders can be crossed in art and through art and why is it important? How can we be reformers when we are simultaneously influenced by strong traditions or the loud mainstream? These questions will be discussed by composer Kaija Saariaho, dancer and choreographer Valtteri Raekallio, author Jukka Viikilä, and singer-songwriter Paula Vesala. The event is part of Kaija Saariaho 70, a series of events celebrating the composer’s 70th birthday.
Viola player Vuokko Lahtinen will perform a piece composed by Kaija Saariaho, Vent Nocturnes, as part of the event.
Contact information for Taidepiste series
- Coordinator, Yhteiset viestintäpalvelut, University of the Arts Helsinki