Monthly Archives: August 2008

Matti Nikolainen: A self-taught artist

Matti Nikolainen’s drawings and paintings combine different techniques and themes, from a classical Michelangelo to an abstract representation of thoughts and emotions. A self-taught, naturally talented artist with no formal art training, Matti Nikolainen has been drawing for more than … Continue reading

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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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Protected: Adventures of a Travel Snail

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The Night of the Arts

The 20th Night of the Arts promises 12 hours of uninterrupted arts display for all of those with an appreciation for the arts.     IN 1989 several art institutions considered the idea of displaying their art during the evening … Continue reading

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Jacob Borges: A thought-provoking artist

Danish conceptual artist Jacob Borges came to Finland for a workshop and research trip in 2007. Back in Denmark, he applied for the HIAP residency programme. Helsinki Times visited Borges in his studio at HIAP to discover more about this … Continue reading

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Savonlinna Ballet Festival

Can you think of a more enchanting stage for Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake than the world’s most northern still standing medieval stone fortress? Ballet lovers will be delighted with a new choreography of Swan Lake created by Kirill Simonov, the main … Continue reading

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