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14.4.–19.6.2022 Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen at Gasworks
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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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New colleagues at the Institute
New colleagues at the Institute The start of a new year tends to be a time of change and new beginnings. At the Finnish Institute, this year it has meant the addition of two new colleagues to our team: Annika, our project assistant, and Sanni, our new communications intern.
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13.11-14.11 Our 30th anniversary publication An Equal Future featured at Helsinki Comics Festival
13.11-14.11 Our 30th anniversary publication An Equal Future featured at Helsinki Comics Festival Helsinki Comics Festival 2021's programme features the Institute's 30th anniversary publication An Equal Future.
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Photographer Lasse Lecklin: “With my artwork I want to remind people that our environment and nature are beautiful and important and worthy of preserving.”
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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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