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Between Revolution and War: Art and Society in Contemporary Ukraine

Last year Ukraine saw protests, revolution, and a counter-revolution from abroad. This presentation focuses on the European essence of the peoples’ uprising called Maidan, the functioning of public institutions in the revolutionary situation, under conditions of war and occupation, as … Continue reading

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Memories of Dead Cities / Syria – Exhibition by Issa Touma

The Exhibition Memories of Dead Cities / Syria Takes us to Streets of Aleppo Before and in Midst of a War Zone. Opening on Friday, 21 November, 6–8 pm at TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere. Issa Touma from Aleppo, Syria, seizes the … Continue reading

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Issa Touma – Syrian Lecture Series

Photographer and curator Issa Touma will give three talks during October at the University of Helsinki. Held at the city centre campus, the talks are open to public. Art in a War Zone Tuesday, 14 October, 4–6 pm University of … Continue reading

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Ramy Essam & Co at Café Mascot

Ramy Essam and Paleface on stage at Cafe Mascot on Thursday, 25 September at 8 pm. You’re warmly welcome! Ramy Essam is best known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. His song irhal … Continue reading

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ON THE MOVE Programme 2013-2016

On the Move: Political Strategies in Art addresses the ongoing global political and economical shifts reflecting into the works of artists and their chosen working strategies in the real world. The Western (art)world often romanticises the waves of activist art, … Continue reading

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