Monthly Archives: July 2008

Art exchange in Finland

Marita Muukkonen, the curator of the FRAME Finnish Fund of Art Exchange, took us on a pleasant journey through the unknown and fascinating world of Art Exchange. Since 1992, funded primarily by the Finnish Ministry of Culture, FRAME Finnish Fund … Continue reading

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Opera in a castle with a thousand stories

The Savonlinna Opera Festival has become one of the most illustrious fixtures in the Finnish cultural calendar, and an event of the greatest international significance.   WHEN the construction of the Olavinlinna Castle began in 1475, the castle’s founder Erik Axelsson … Continue reading

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Finland, a warm place for my heart and soul

Finland, a warm place for my heart and soul By Susan Fourtané This is a story of pursuing a dream. A story of determination and strong will. A story that shows there is anything impossible if we really want something … Continue reading

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Films in the Midnight Sun

Films in the Midnight Sun   Since Aki and Mika Kaurismäki founded the Midnight Sun Film Festival in 1985, every summer film fans flock to the land 100 km north of the Artic Circle where the sun doesn’t set for … Continue reading

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Art as a mirror of consciousness

Art as a mirror of consciousness   SUSAN FOURTANE HELSINKI TIMES   TIITUS PETÄJÄNIEMI’S eleventh exhibition looks sad in a funny way, as he describes it. The characters in his paintings can be a mix of human-extraterrestrial-animal faces or can … Continue reading

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