20.03.2013 – 17.04.2013

An old ghost in a new body talks about ideas of leadership, politics, gender and sisu. URHO is a fictitious character, a team.

The Best of Tampere

16.03.2013 – 16.03.2013

Already a tradition, the series of screenings presents award-winning shorts from the Tampere Film Festival.

Pilvi Porkola: No More Broken Hearts

06.03.2013 – 10.03.2013

Pilvi Porkola reads her own love letters written in the past 15 years. They are full of tentative attempts to approach, find out where things stand, or how to split up.

Life Like – a weekend of documentary films

22.02.2013 – 24.02.2013

Are films art? If a video uses documentary footage, is it then a documentary? What is the truth? Can it be captured by camera?


20.02.2013 – 03.03.2013

A performance based on a play mutilated by Google Translator.

Jouko Lehtola

08.02.2013 – 18.08.2013

Jouko Lehtola captured in his photographs the seamy side of Finnish society and the sensitivity of young people.

Dan Perjovschi

08.02.2013 – 18.08.2013

Sharp-penned observer of contemporary Europe draws his insights on the walls of Kiasma.

Oliver Ressler

29.01.2013 – 29.01.2013

Austrian artist Oliver Ressler has been researching issues such as economics, democracy, forms of resistence and social alternatives.

Doc Point 2013

23.01.2013 – 27.01.2013

The 2013 DocPoint festival brings the best of Finnish and international documentary films to Helsinki for the 12th time.

LUX Helsinki

04.01.2013 – 28.02.2013

The year 2013 starts with Lux Helsinki festival. Kiasma presents light installation Linear Array and fire show in front of the building.

ICE HOT: DRIFT or drive

15.12.2012 – 15.12.2012

DRIFT or drive is a solo performance about human instincts caught between culture and biology.

ICE HOT: Display

14.12.2012 – 14.12.2012

Display examines identities, the world of gaming and theatricality in bright images and captivating soundscapes, investigating the way we assign meanings to the signals and symbols we encounter in the performance space.

Sisters – Tesoro III

13.12.2012 – 13.12.2012

The work Sisters is the last part of Ingemarsson’s trilogy Tesoro. The piece presents Anna Westberg, Siri Persson and their sisters from past generations.

Mnemic Traces

30.11.2012 – 02.12.2012

In conjunction with The Weight of My Heart, Kiasma is organising a series of events on dance documentation.

Lens Politica

28.11.2012 – 28.11.2012

Lens Politica is a festival of film, media activism and contemporary art. Festival opening.

Liisa Pentti – The Weight of My Heart

22.11.2012 – 05.12.2012

Choreographer Liisa Pentti’s poetic and humorous piece The Weight of My Heart is a tribute to the ability to remember. It also defends memory in a world that is brimming with visual stimuli and information.

Sounds Like Work

16.11.2012 – 18.11.2012

Sounds Like Work investigates the powers and ideologies that surround the art world, as well as the process of making art, using language and sound as its media.

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

09.11.2012 – 09.11.2012

Seductive, fearless and outrageous. This documentary film follows Marina Abramović as she prepares a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art.

Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece

03.11.2012 – 03.11.2012

Cheap Lecture is a spoken performance for two men, set to music. Philosophical as well as humorous, Cheap Lecture leads the audience to unexpected digressions.

Reality Bites

02.11.2012 – 14.04.2013

Occupying three entire floors of the museum, the collection exhibition explores the use of documentarism in contemporary art.

Return of Border Brujo

19.10.2012 – 19.10.2012

Guillermo Gomez-Peña performing Chicano-kyber-punk.

Vexations (x2)

12.10.2012 – 12.10.2012

Around 1893, Erik Satie composed a piece called Vexations. At the bottom of the sheet Satie included a mysterious and perhaps humorous instruction: “To be repeated 840 times”.


06.10.2012 – 06.10.2012

Megapolis2027, the seventh urban festival of the environmental organisation Dodo. The event seeks to encourage citizens towards bold collective action and experimentation.

/theatre.now – Performance Compost

02.10.2012 – 21.10.2012

In October, a month-long performance installation, Performance Compost, will be fermenting in three galleries in Kiasma.

Osmo Rauhala

28.09.2012 – 13.01.2013

Kiasma presents a solo exhibition of new work by Osmo Rauhala, an artist dividing his time between Siuro, Finland, and New York. This exhibition features three new series of paintings.

Toby Ziegler

28.09.2012 – 13.01.2013

Toby Ziegler is fascinated by the transformation of pictures and objects when they travel from one age and culture to another.