Agit-Cirk: Saivo

14.05.2014 – 17.05.2014

The multi-disciplinary circus ensemble has sought inspiration from folklore and mythologies. The word saivo refers to the abode of the dead where happy Saivo people live mirror lives with their heads pointing downwards. Part of the Cirko Festival 2014 programme.

Là-bas Performance Biennale

25.04.2014 – 26.04.2014

Held in Kiasma for the third time in 2014, the performance biennale takes the breakout of the First World War as its theme. What is the status, role and function of performance art in the current historical situation that is so very different from late 20th century reality?

Alfredo Jaar

11.04.2014 – 07.09.2014

The overriding theme in the artist’s large scale installations, films, photographs, objects, and neon works is human and social morals – our responsibility for our own fate and that of others. The retrospective show comprises more than 40 works from 1974–2014.

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A long time ago, But somehow in the Future -videoscreening

07.03.2014 – 07.03.2014

Kiasma Theatre presents in collaboration with Gallery Sinne a screening of shaking post-internet videos that are made by using collage technique. The screening is curated by Benjamin Orlow.

Tero Nauha: Life in Bytom

13.02.2014 – 14.02.2014

The ten-part performance is based on material collected in Bytom by Tero Nauha in 2012. The performance presents a review of the rapid structural changes that alter the former mining town and its current life, setting them in the context of the artist’s own life story. The work is part of Nauha’s doctoral research for the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts.

Ars Fennica

07.02.2014 – 20.04.2014

The 2014 Ars Fennica candidates in a joint exhibition at Kiasma.

DEMO / Jalostamo Collective: Rechnitz

07.02.2014 – 07.02.2014

The audience has an opportunity to watch the dress rehearsal that ends the first week of rehearsals of the production of Rechnitz by the Jalostamo collective. After the rehearsal, the audience can stay on to talk about the piece with the ensemble

LUX Helsinki 2014: International Light Art Symposium ”Invisible Light”

08.01.2014 – 08.01.2014

Speakers in the open international light art symposium will include light artists and researchers from Finland and abroad. During the event, the Seminar Room in Kiasma will have on show two experiments created with light.


22.11.2013 – 24.11.2013

The Pneuma mini festival in Kiasma Theatre consists of screenings, live music performances and discussions that complement the Mika Taanila and Erkki Kurenniemi exhibitions.

Vito Acconci & Vladislav Delay

16.11.2013 – 16.11.2013

The audience can follow the building and demounting of this audiovisual piece co-created by an American contemporary artist and a Finnish sound artist.

I Love Me – Actress with Down’s Syndrome

03.11.2013 – 03.11.2013

Andrea Pfalzgraf’s documentary follows Julia Häusermann’s two-year period of training as a practicing actress with Down’s Syndrome. The documentary is part of Moving in November festival programme.

Mika Taanila

01.11.2013 – 02.03.2014

Filmmaker and artist Mika Taanila examines in his art the utopias of yesterday and today.

An Introduction

01.11.2013 – 02.11.2013

In her lecture-performance, dancer-choreographer Olga de Soto examines Kurt Jooss’s legendary choreography, The Green Table.

Erkki Kurenniemi

01.11.2013 – 02.03.2014

The show presents work by Erkki Kurenniemi, a pioneer of Finnish electronic music, multimedia artist, experimental filmmaker and futurist.


14.10.2013 – 18.10.2013

Have you ever wondered what performance artists actually do for a living? Now is a perfect opportunity to seek answers behind the scenes.

Kiasma Hits

27.09.2013 – 07.09.2014

The collection exhibition presents gems from the Kiasma collection as well as all-time favourites of the art public.

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18.09.2013 – 06.10.2013

“This is about identity. Feminine, northern identity, or weird, multiple identity. Any kind of identity.”

Miet Warlop & CAMPO: Mystery Magnet

07.09.2013 – 07.09.2013

Mystery Magnet focuses on a panoramic space, a theatre stage on which is being unleashed a fantastical procession, a string of strong, free-standing images that together conjure up a singular world, using material transformations to propose a different mode of looking and experiencing.

Lost Lost Lost

22.08.2013 – 22.08.2013

Mekas’s film Lost Lost Lost consists of six film diaries shot by him in 1949–63.

Jonas Mekas

17.05.2013 – 29.09.2013

In his film diaries, Mekas has recorded everyday life and the art circles of New York from the 1960s to the present.

Marja Kanervo

17.05.2013 – 29.09.2013

A master of transitory art, Marja Kanervo will create in Kiasma works inducing powerful sensory experiences of space.


10.05.2013 – 10.05.2013

Helsinki-based defunensemble brings to Kiasma an eclectic range of recently composed electro-acoustic music.

Performanssi Portfolio 2013

27.04.2013 – 27.04.2013

Performance and its documentation are examined from several angles, from live performances to performances made for video.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila

19.04.2013 – 01.09.2013

New works by the internationally acclaimed artist invite us to consider the boundaries of the experience of being human.

Alamaailman Vasarat

28.03.2013 – 28.03.2013

The band Alamaailman Vasarat (‘Hammers of the Underworld’) is known throughout the world for its unique music.