Welcoming the AR-Juotsa at TUO TUO in Joutsa, Finland to the AR-Network!

AR-Juotsa at TUO TUO, courtesy of TUO TUO

Artists at Risk (AR) is delighted to welcome TUO TUO to the AR-Network! TUO TUO is an artist-led project space and residency located in a former schoolhouse in the Pynnölä village in Joutsa, Finland.

“TUO TUO’s mission is to function as fertile ground for ideas and to nurture close cooperation between artists, thinkers, researchers and other cultural actors through transdisciplinary programs and residencies. In seeking the balance between pancultural pluralism and local consciousness, TUO TUO is committed to integrating with the social and cultural life of Joutsa and the rest of Finland, while maintaining an international focus.

Our response to the growing emergencies facing our planet is not to turn away from culture, but to become all the more demanding of it. We see the keys to progress through participation, experience and openness. The environments we create for ourselves shape the kind of humans we might become.” – via TUO TUO

As part of the AR-Network, TUO TUO has welcomed two artists, Ilya Dolgov and Lisa Biletska. Ilya Dolgov is a Russian artist, indoor gardener, and UI/UX designer. Lisa Biletska is a Ukrainian-American artist working primarily with images and written forms.

AR-Juotsa at TUO TUO is an AR-Residency in Joutsa, Finland. The AR-Network is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and is coordinated by the AR-Secretariat. The Residency is co-funded by TAIKE, Arts Promotion Center Finland. The AR-Secretariat is co-funded by SAC – Artistic Freedom Programme and Ministry of Foreign Affair Finland, Center for Peace mediation.  AR-Joutsa is funded by the EU Creative Europe project Artists at Risk (AR) – A European Network of Safe Havens (AR-ENSH).