Our website has moved to a new address on June 16, 2014.

Visit www.fciny.org to discover our new website an visual identity!

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York is excited to launch its brand new visual identity and website in mid-June. The font-driven appearance, which also gives a lot of space for images, is created by the Tsto design agency, in collaboration with the type foundry and design studio Schick Toikka.

Curator Jenni Nurmenniemi is one of the Helsinki-based fellows selected to participate in the MOBIUS mobility program. Nurmenniemi’s fellowship will take place at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn in spring 2015.

Architect Martti Kalliala will spend two months working at the independent architectural organization Van Alen Institute as part of MOBIUS fellowship program later this year. Kalliala’s work focuses on the identification and conceptualization of emerging spatial conditions. Current themes in his work are related to the social and technological production of space.

The Finnish Cultural Institute is starting a new artist-in-residence program in New York in Fall 2014. The program is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and is intended for Finland-based visual artists. The residency stipend provides the artist with an apartment, a grant covering material expenses and a studio space in Brooklyn-based Triangle Residency for a 3 or 6-month long period.

The stipend is intended for Finnish or Finland-based artists, please find further information below in Finnish.

Photography first sparked Markus Henttonen’s interest through his passion in skateboarding. He wanted to improve the illustrations in 1990s Finnish skateboarding magazines, and took up the challenge himself. Soon photography took over skateboarding, and Henttonen realized that was what he really wanted to pursue in life.

Architect Hannu Tikka is a genuine all-rounder in his field. During his career Tikka has designed both private homes and public spaces ranging from specific-purpose solutions to versatile multipurpose buildings.

Alfred Kordelinin säätiö aloitti yhteistyön newyorkilaisen International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) –residenssiohjelman kanssa vuonna 2012. Säätiö kustantaa joka vuosi kahden suomalaisen taiteilijan puolivuotisen työskentelyn ISCP:ssä. Nyt haettavana ovat apurahat kausille 1.1.-30.6.2015 ja 1.7.-31.12.2015.

The Institute’s exhibition Bodies, Borders, Crossings carries on its life as a global nomad, entering a new continent, South America, this month. After its premiere at Governor’s Island in New York in summer 2011, and its following editions in Norway and Finland, Bodies, Borders, Crossings moves on to cross yet another border as it opens at Lima Photography Biennial in Peru on April 10.

What is the role of an art critic in shaping identities for artists and their work? Stressing the relationship between locality and universality in the geo-cultural context, wherein art has become a global phenomenon, Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe panel aims to discuss and find answers to the questions related to the current state of art criticism in Europe.

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