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Monday 28.5.2018, from 18:00 – 02:00
Lava-klubi, National Theatre
Läntinen Teatterikuja 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tickets 7 € / (5 € MUU member artists)


Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Artists’ Association MUU on Monday, 28 May 2018, at the National Theatre’s Club Scene (Lavaklubi) venue. Advance tickets are available at the National Theatre ticket office, Mon–Sat 9:00–19:00, Läntinen Teatterikuja 1 a, 00100 Helsinki. Entrance to the ticket office is from the corner of the theatre building facing the Railway Station, tel. 010 7331 331.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Please note that there is a limited number of seats!

Last spring marked the 30th anniversary of the founding of Artists’ Association MUU. The historical event will be celebrated on 28 May 2018 at the Club Scene venue of the Finnish National Theatre. The programme will include music and a screening of the Performance Voyage 7 video compilation. Also featured will be performances by MUU honorary member Roi Vaara and the Nussivat Pääskyset performance ensemble, and a gig by Jimi Tenor!

18:00 Doors open
19:00 Welcoming speech! / Leena Pukki, MUU board member
19:05 Screening of Performance Voyage 7* / Presented by Jaakko Nousiainen, Head of Programme, Arts & Culture, at the Finnish Institute in London
20:45 Celebration speech / Ilkka Pitkänen and Anu Miettinen, co-chairs of MUU
21:00 Announcement of new honorary members
21:35–21:50 Performances / Roi Vaara, Nussivat pääskyset
22:00 Sound art performance / Jimi Tenor
23:00–02:00 DJ / DJJP

The founding of Artists’ Association MUU in 1987 was in many ways a political move. At the time, contemporary art practitioners were concerned over the representation, within the art system, of marginal or new genres such as video, sound and performance art. The name of the association was borrowed from grant application forms, where projects that did not fit the list of categories provided in the form were all grouped under the heading Muu, Finnish for “other”.

Today MUU has nearly 650 artist members, and it is the second largest organisation representing professional visual artists in Finland. The enduring ideas underlying all activities at MUU are to spotlight new areas of art and to question what contemporary art is now or will be in the future.

Join us for the anniversary of MUU art! Come to celebrate, to see and be seen!

*The international Performance Voyage 7 compilation of video performances under the title Protest Song Competition! has been on world tour for one year. This will be the 18th screening in the tour, and the first one to take place in Helsinki. We wish to thank the supporters of the project: City of Helsinki, Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK, Finnish Institute in London, and Finnish–Norwegian Cultural Institute FINNO.


+358 (0)9 625 972, muugalleria(a)muu.fi