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Finnish Art Prize Below Zero shortlist for 2023 announced
Contemporary art
Finnish Art Prize Below Zero shortlist for 2023 announced The Below Zero Finnish Art Prize shortlist for 2023 has been announced.
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5 May–29 Aug Eyes as Big as Plates at Barbican’s Our Time on Earth
5 May–29 Aug Eyes as Big as Plates at Barbican’s Our Time on Earth Eyes as Big as Plates, a photography series about belonging to nature by Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth, will be on view at the Barbican as part of the Our Time on Earth exhibition.
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14.4.–19.6.2022 Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen at Gasworks
Contemporary art
14.4.–19.6.2022 Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen at Gasworks Gasworks presents the first UK institutional solo exhibition by Finland-based artist Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen. During the exhibition, the artist will present a newly-commissioned performance and large-scale sculpture entitled Framed Sea Cow. Laakkonen will create a wooden replica of the skeleton of an extinct sea cow based solely on the written description provided by Georg Wilhelm Steller in the 18th century.
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In Conversation with the Finnish Institutes: Decolonisation in the arts and cultural fields Dr Carol Ann Dixon and Ali Akbar Mehta in discussion about decolonisation in the arts and cultural fields. They are joined by Neicia Marsh, Programme Director of Society for the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland. The discussion is moderated by Monica Gathuo.
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