Nightwish at Rockhal in 2015

Nightwish one of the most successful Finnish bands of all time. They will perform in their hometown Kitee in June 2023. Human. :II: Nature. -world tour concert will be seen on Friday, June 16, 2023 at Kitee Rantakenttä renovated baseball stadium. The concert is organized in cooperation with Kiteen Pallo, the city of Kitee and the event production company Nordic Live Productions.

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Collection Kakkonen, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition Centre WeeGee, 2022. © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

Opening on 10th November 2022, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art unveils its largest project to date: a new 1000m² exhibition space dedicated to Collection Kakkonen. Bridging the gap between art and design, Collection Kakkonen has been brought together over the course of 35 years by prominent businessman and collector Kyösti Kakkonen, subsequently gaining recognition as the most significant collection of unique and limited-edition Finnish glass and ceramics in the world.

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Award ceremony at Latvian National Museum of Art Cupola room.

Altogether 79 emerging artists from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland with 154 artworks are taking part in the international art competition NOBA Award. Until 20 November everyone is invited to vote for their favourite at the competition’s website NOBA.ac. The artist with the most votes will be awarded with the Public Choice Award.

NOBA Award (previously called Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award) is a unique international art competition in the region that involves young talents at the beginning of their professional career.

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Helsinki Central Library Oodi

The international lecture series on contemporary architecture curated by Associate Professor Jenni Reuter and organized jointly by Aalto University Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture continues online. In 2022–2023 six architects from various backgrounds are invited to share their thoughts and ideas on current trends in architecture.

"For this season of guest lectures, I have chosen creators whose thinking and works evoke feelings of pleasure, passion and a hope for the future", says Jenni Reuter, the curator of the lecture series.

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Photo: Jussi Koivunen

Sara Hildén Art Museum is proud to present Thomas Houseago’s first exhibition in the Nordic countries. Thomas Houseago is a world-renowned artist, known for sculptures in plaster, rebar, bronze and wood. For this exhibition, the British-born artist is also presenting new paintings and sculptures in redwood and plaster including responding to work in the collection of the Sara Hildén Foundation, Alberto Giacometti’s (1901–1966) sculpture Woman on a Chariot (1943, 1962).

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Jasmin Anoschkin, The Birth of the Random Species, 2022. © Paula Virta / EMMA.

Espoo's first Family Centre has recently been opened in Espoon keskus. The new Family Centre brings under the same roof children's, youth's and family services. The City of Espoo commissioned art from EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art to the Family Centre's premises, which were under construction. The purpose of the art is to bring joy to those living and working on the premises.

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Sougwen Chung: Assembly Lines, 2022. © Paula Virta / EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

In Search of the Present is a broad international exhibition of contemporary art that takes a profound look at our world, which is defined by technology and its impact on who we are. EMMA has invited 16 visionary contemporary artists to the exhibition. Through their work they explore the relationships between nature, technology, human thought and artificial intelligence. In Search of the Present will open to the public on Saturday 27 August 2022.

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Helsinki Contemporary, which has operated at two different locations in Helsinki, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Founded in 2007 by Antti Piippo and Pilvi Kalhama, the exhibition spaces – originally called Kalhama & Piippo – were located in Kaivopiha. In 2011, the gallery began operating at the current address in Bulevardi 10.

From the beginning, Helsinki Contemporary focused on long-term cooperation with its artists. Through its carefully curated programme, the gallery has always provided audiences with international coverage of current exhibitions by multiple artists, each at different stages in their careers.

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Influencers and social media personalities have been creating brands for years, whether it be a youtuber, Instagram star, or just flat-out media personality, this is no new territory for any socialite. When looking at these brands that were created, some creators were pioneers, while others were just mere followers of a wave, however, is this a valid career move in the grand scheme?

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Inka Bell: Rotation, 2022 / Photo: HAM/Maija Toivanen

Six new works of art, implemented with the Percent for Art principle, have been completed around the city of Helsinki, in various facilities used by children and young people. Five school buildings now showcase new works by Inka Bell, Karoliina Hellberg, Pertti Kukkonen, Eeva-Leena Eklund and Markus Rissanen. A new daycare centre also houses a piece by Elina Autio.

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