keskiviikko 18. maaliskuuta 2009

Espace 36 Association d`Art Contemporain, France

This week, I´m working on a new archive film for my solo show in a small gallery hosted by a Contemporary Art Association Espace 36 in Northern France. The show opens next month.

I will also prepare two photo installations for the gallery and a simultanious small show next door in the Public library, and a new video together with photographs on demonstrations for a group show called Trickle- Down Theory at Korjaamo. There will be a lot of Carrefour and street life, as the curator wanted. The opening is one day before the show in France. So obviously, I will be rather installing & sweating for a new show in France instead of sipping nice wine with the other artists of the group show at the Helsinkian gallery at the time of the opening.

At work, we are finishing the annual report for year 2008 by next week.

perjantai 13. maaliskuuta 2009

Pixels and trams

Yesterday we opened Pixelache festival at the MUU gallery. Signals from the south is a very nice exhibition I must say, emphasizing the meaning and politics of change. It deals with issues such as new ways of using electricity or women`s empowerment, offering the viewer a broad and mind-stimulating experience for all five senses. Well done Juha & Nathalie. I say no more - go and see it for yourself.

In the evening I went to Korjaamo, an old tram hall rapidly changed into a sizzling culture centre in Töölö, where Riiko Sakkinen had a really nice painting opening. I ended up being invited to the private dinner afterwards. There I listened to some of the by far weirdest speeches I have even heard and probably will ever hear! Sentimental and fun. Having spoken with Janne for the past couple of hours, who works for a museum in Helsinki, at almost dawn, I finally wrapped the night up and headed home in a cab. It was a wise decision thinking of the early morning wakeup for the work committee meeting.

torstai 5. maaliskuuta 2009

Art and film business

©Hanna Ojamo 2009.

I`m currently editing my new film for an exhibition in France in April. At the same time, I have to prepare a photo installation for a smaller space next door and a video/photo work for a group show simultaniously at Korjaamo gallery/ Vaunuhalli. There are 72 artists curated in a show called Trickle-Down Theory by Riiko Sakkinen.

The openings are 17th in Helsinki and 18th April in France.