07.06.2018 – 14.06.2018
The 19th edition of URB festival presents i.a. a 10-hour solo concert by a drummer Tatu Rönkkö, street dance rooted dance groups Sensum and NOD, performance SMS – Soft Message Service by a director Joel Neves which explores the cultures of digital and physical communication, an event about climate change Huomattavaa häiriötä ilmastonmuutoksesta.
The festival was shifted from August to June.
13.10.2017 – 18.02.2018
Kiasma presented a joint exhibition by the five candidates for the 2017 Ars Fennica, the most prestigious art award in Finland. The candidates were Maija Blåfield, artist couple Pekka and Teija Isorättyä, Perttu Saksa, Kari Vehosalo, and Camilla Vuorenmaa.
03.11.2017 – 05.11.2017
Part of ARS17 programme and Moving in November festival
Dark Field Analysis calls upon the intensity of being alive by placing us humans in relation to other forms of life. In the performance, organic blends with synthetic, human with animal and material with ethereal.
02.08.2017 – 10.08.2017
The title of this edition of URB festival, Playing with Reality, refers to the critical and playful way art posits itself in relation to the world we are living in. It is constantly questioning the way it is organized and proposing new ways to perceive and sense it. In this context it has to do with the critical inspection and constructive upsetting of its commonly and often unconsciously held narratives and ideas of identity.
28.04.2017 – 29.04.2017
Part of ARS17 programme
Twinning art production with the chemical process of decompose; Prins of Networks is a visual manifesto probing new ecologies that blends the digital and the analogue as one. It reconciles the human with the being by virtually subtracting the human of the equation, highlighting the being in the rest of it all.
22.04.-04.05.2016 & 20.01.-22.01.2017
The performance examines human action from the perspective of a higher extraterrestrial intelligence, while also regarding ourselves as space aliens. We will gather to imagine and experiment on what art might be when human evolution has progressed to the point where art as we know it has ceased to be necessary.