The Beast – A Book in an Orange Tent

27.11.2011 – 18.12.2011

Sanna Kekäläinen´s latest production premieres at Kiasma Theatre. The beast – A Book in an Orange Tent is a work of exaggeration and catastrophe.

Opening of the Lens Politica festival

16.11.2011 – 16.11.2011

The opening screening of the Lens Politica festival. A festival of political film, media activism and contemporary art.

Exposition Universelle

05.11.2011 – 06.11.2011

Exposition Universelle is an insightful solo piece by Rachid Ouramdane in which he depicts the gap between ideologies and the individual.


01.11.2011 – 02.11.2011

A performance by the multi-talented French dance prodigy Noé Soulier. Noé Soulier composes disparate theoretical argumentations through the use of choreographic, musical or cinematic tools.

Moving in November screening: Thierry De Mey´s dance films

30.10.2011 – 30.10.2011

Moving in November presents three short dance films by composer and filmmaker Thierry De Mey.

Africa in Cinema Orion

22.10.2011 – 22.10.2011

The Africa series at Cinema Orion is a tribute to the masters of African film history and to the masterpieces of contemporary African cinema. Family Day on 22 October with ARS and the National Audiovisual Archive.

Voyageurs Immobiles

11.10.2011 – 15.10.2011

Compagnie Philippe Genty´s Voyageurs Immobiles is an enchanting fantasy that combines theatre, dance, circus acts and magic.

Autumn break for performance artists

10.10.2011 – 16.10.2011

/ offers a breather for performance artists, inviting them to take a holiday in Kiasma between 10 and 16 October.

Brett Bailey

06.10.2011 – 09.10.2011

Kiasma Theatre’s / Festival presents Brett Bailey’s live exhibition.

The Third Hand

23.09.2011 – 23.09.2011

ARS 11 artist Barthélémy Toguo’s short film The Third Hand.

ARS Kino Doc

11.09.2011 – 11.09.2011

“Africa through Finnish eyes – who has the right to tell about Africa?” – Seminar and film screening in cooperation with the Finnish Documentary Guild.

Episode 3: Enjoy Poverty

09.09.2011 – 09.09.2011

Poverty is valuable – at least a great many people profit by it. A film by Dutch artist Renzo Martens.

The Night of the Arts

26.08.2011 – 26.08.2011

On the Night of the Arts, Kiasma presents two video documentations of performances by the South African artist Steven Cohen. Also interviews and discussions with writers at Café Kiasma.

URB 11

29.07.2011 – 07.08.2011

With a wide selection of approaches to contemporary urban art, the URB festival returns to Kiasma and to the streets of Helsinki.

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HAFF 2011

12.05.2011 – 15.05.2011

The Helsinki African Film Festival offers new perspectives into the rich diversity of life in Africa.


05.05.2011 – 06.05.2011

Correspondances presents two strong, independent women who are also incredible dancers. The piece is about the roles of the contemporary global woman and the strengthening of her position, and also about friendship.

Coconut Disco – African Voices

17.04.2011 – 19.04.2011

How does Africa sound like? Coconut Disco sound performance will be played live on Kiasma Theatre stage and broadcast live on the Yle Radio 1.

ARS 11

15.04.2011 – 27.11.2011

ARS 11 is a major international art event filling Kiasma with artworks, performances, screenings, discussions and workshops. The premise of the ARS 11 exhibition is Africa in contemporary art. The themes are global, issues that affect us all.

Artificial Paradise

16.03.2011 – 20.03.2011

Artificial Paradise is a performance installation based on spaces and situations constructed through sound.

Vaihe 01: Florian Hecker & Tommi Keränen

25.02.2011 – 25.02.2011

The Vaihe 01 concert will feature works by the sound artists Florian Hecker and Tommi Keränen.

Golem Variations

06.02.2011 – 20.02.2011

Golem Variations is a performance about creation: its matter, technique and the experience of being created.


28.01.2011 – 13.03.2011

The Tidelines exhibition is an interdisciplinary work that moves in both space and time and combines music with pictures and text.

Saara Ekström

14.01.2011 – 13.03.2011

Saara Ekström (b. 1965) creates innovative combinations using different techniques in her videos, photographs and installations. She is interested in natural and artificial materials that embody strong symbolic values.