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MUU GALA 2018 TOUR

MUU Gala 2018 Tour celebrates Finnish media art!

The 30th anniversary year of Artists’ Association MUU culminates in the premiere of MUU Gala 2018 in Helsinki on 21 November 2018, treating the invited audience to the very best of Finnish media art!

The next screenings will be held at Art Center Ahjo, in Joensuu, on 23 November, in St Petersburg in Russia on 8 December, and back in Helsinki on 17 December 2018.

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Book your seat to enjoy a great programme of video art!
MUU Gaala Replay!, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, 17 December 2018,
book your seat HERE

Artists’ Association MUU is a national organisation promoting and presenting new artforms in Finland. In 2018 it celebrates its 30th year of operation. During the anniversary year, MUU has organised a wide range of events showcasing media art and media artists. The jubilee year culminates in a tour of MUU Gala 2018 in November–December 2018. A lot has happened in three decades, and MUU Gala 2018 presents the crème de la crème of Finnish media art. As the second-largest national artist organisation with 650 members, MUU is the largest body representing media artists in Finland.

MUU Gala 2018 premiere will bring together video art, its makers and its collectors

The invitational premiere of MUU Gala 2018 will be held on 21 November 2018 in the Bar cabinet at Restaurant Ostrobothnia (Botta) in Helsinki. The opening address will be delivered by artist Marja Helander, who was recently appointed curator of the Mänttä Art Festival.

MUU Gala is a unique occasion that combines festivities with screenings of video artworks that are also for sale. MUU Gala brings together artists, curators, influencers, collectors, journalists and other professionals in a context of high-quality video art screenings. The Gala offers a platform that makes the uniqueness of video art palpable while also bringing together artists, artworks and collectors.

MUU has invited artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Mika Taanila to curate the programme of the Gala. The Gala will present two screenings, Beautiful Confusions and Pysäyttäjät, both of them highlighting the distinctiveness, diversity and richness of Finnish media art. Both established as well as emerging artists are represented in the programme.

The front-line video artists featured in the gala are:
ELISA ALALUUSUA | ANNA-KAISA ANT-WUORINEN | RISTO-PEKKA BLOM | JENNI ESKOLA | TAIJA GOLDBLATT | HELINÄ HUKKATAIVAL | JUHA VAN INGEN | PANU JOHANSSON | TUOMO KANGASMAA & MARKUS RENVALL | JOHANNA KETOLA | YASSINE KHALED | ARJA KÄRKKÄINEN | HARRI LARJOSTO | DAVID MUTH | ELINA OIKARI | SARA PATHIRANE | MIIA RINNE | JUKKA SILOKUNNAS | MINNA SUONIEMI | PINJA VALJA | MARJO VIITALA | TIMO WRIGHT

MUU Gala 2018 goes on tour in November–December 2018

In November–December 2018, MUU Gala will go on tour to national and international art arenas. After the premiere, curated screenings will be held at the 80th anniversary celebration of the Union of Finnish Art Associations in Joensuu on 23 November, at the Kuryokhin Centre in St Petersburg on 8 December, and again in Helsinki at the MUU Gala Replay! in MUU Gallery on 17 December 2018.

The Union of Finnish Art Associations (SKjL) has been celebrating its 80th anniversary with a two-month contemporary art festival in Joensuu. The festival ends in a Super Art Weekend celebrating not only art but cultural policy as well, lasting from 23 to 25 November. The MUU Gala 2018 touring programme will be screened at Art Center Ahjo in Joensuu on Friday, 23 November, at 18:00. The opening speach will be delivered by artist Helinä Hukkataival.
www.kuvataidefestivaali.skjl.fi

The premiere of MUU Gala in Helsinki is organised in collaboration with Pro AV Saarikko Oy.

Cooperation partners:
The Union of Finnish Art Associations (SKjL)
Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu
Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center, St Petersburg
CYLAND MediaArtLab, St Petersburg

Contact:
Timo Soppela, director, MUU, director@muu.fi, +358 9 625 972

 

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