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Do not miss it if you are in Helsinki!

Helsinki Performance Art Symposium 22–23.10.2021 in Mad House Helsinki

Helsinki Performance Art Symposium offers a glimpse into the range of performance art created in our city. The symposium is composed of a string of performance contributions from participating artists. Each in their own way, the artists take turns to comment on social matters, open up their inner worlds and ponder on some eternal questions of a universal nature, but also dissect performance art itself – the state and shape of it in the Helsinki of the 2020s.

Artists taking part in the symposium include Ilkka Sariola, Tomasz Szrama, Irma Optimisti, Sara Kovamäki, Heikki Mäntymaa, Timo Viialainen, Vili von Nissinen, Inari Virmakoski and Maija Kivi.

The event was initiated by Maximilian Latva, Joonas Jokiranta and Katri Kainulainen who in the spirit of the symposium also all contribute with their own performances. Antti Ahonen, a photographer specialized in documenting performance art, is also part of the team.

The program is subject to change.

Content warning: Some of the performances include nudity and/or other possibly disturbing elements that are not suitable for children.

With support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation SKR (artist grant 2021)

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