Hannele Rantala's Blue Scarf Book Launch Saturday April 26 at Tikhonova & Wintner Fine Art Gallery

Hannele Rantala's new photography book Blue Scarf will be launched April 26 at Tikhonova & Wintner Fine Art Gallery in New York.

At the launch Rantala will discuss the book and her insights into its themes with the audience. The discussion moderator will be Leena-Maija Rossi, Ph.D. and the Institute's director.

Hannele Rantala is taking part in the Institute's artist-in-residency program in March-April.

Blue Scarf Book Launch
Saturday April 26, 2014 2-5PM

at Tikhonova & Wintner Fine Art Gallery
40 West 120th Street #3
New York, NY 10027

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Sat, 2014-04-26

Terike Haapoja at ISCP Open Studios

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) hosts a four-day long Open Studios event presenting work by the 35 ISCP artists and curators in residence, accompanied by live performances, panel discussions and exhibitions. During Open Studios, residents present recent projects, work in progress, site-specific installations and their archives to the audience.

Visual Artist Terike Haapoja, who is currently taking part in the 6-month long ISCP artist-in-residency program, will be presenting her work at the event. She is currently working on an ongoing project challenging the material and political conditions of our human-centric worldview. She critically investigates the ways human and non-human processes are represented in society, discussing the world we live in from the point of view of animals and other non-human species.

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Opening Reception Friday, April 25th, 7-9pm
Saturday - Sunday, April 26-27th, 1 - 6pm

1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Fri, 2014-04-25 to Sun, 2014-04-27

Jaakko Pallasvuo's Utopia at The New Romantics Exhibition at Eyebeam

Jaakko Pallasvuo’s video art piece Utopia (2013) will be on display at Eyebeam’s The New Romantics exhibition.

Introducing a group of contemporary artists using digital media, the exhibition explores the ways in which their works parallel the ideas expressed in 19th Century Romanticism. Engaging the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality, the group of artists responds to their ever-changing technological environment, similarly as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution of their time.

Pallasvuo’s Utopia is a journal entry in the form of a video. The piece shot in the Swiss mountains deals with unrequited love, memory, awe and current imaging technologies. Pallasvuo’s Wi-Fi based work often discusses social hierarchies and murky emotional states.

The New Romantics at Eyebeam
April 17 through May 10, 2014
540 W 21st St., NY 10011

Image: Still from the Video, Utopia, 2013

Thu, 2014-04-17 to Sat, 2014-05-10

Päivyt Niemeläinen's Parzifal Exhibition at Artifact Gallery

Visual Artist Päivyt Niemeläinen's work will be exhibited at Artifact Gallery in April 2014. The opening reception open to public will be held April 10 2014 at 6-8pm.

Artifact Gallery
84 Orchard Str
Between Broome and Grand
NYC 10002

Thu, 2014-04-10 to Sat, 2014-04-26

Saana Inari: Self-Portrait With a Deer video at AC Institute in New York

Saana Inari’s video artwork Self-Portrait With a Deer will be on display at AC Institute in New York. The video draws a story of a mental dilemma that the protagonist is trying to escape by adopting the forms of different animals.

Saana Inari is a Berlin-based visual artist working with multimedia installation, video art, animation, illustration, performance and photography. Using animal figures as metaphors for emotional states is typical to her work.

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AC Institute 547 W. 27th St,
#210 New York, NY 10001 2nd Floor
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat: 1-5pm, Thurs:

Thu, 2014-03-27 to Wed, 2014-04-09

Kayla Mohammadi's Welcome to Helsinki Exhibition at Marist College Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie

Visual Artist Kayla Mohammadi’s exhibition Welcome to Helsinki will be on display at Marist College Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie,

The fist generation American artist born to a Finnish mother and Iranian father sees the world from a truly multi-cultural perspective. Even though the whole imagery of Mohammadi’s Welcome to Helsinki exhibition is not directly from Helsinki, it draws inspiration from her childhood memories and regular visits to the city. The name of the exhibition comes from Mohammadi's recent visit to Finland, when she was coming back to Helsinki from Estonia on a ferry and noticed a sign: Welcome to Helsinki! Our City is Your City. Enjoy your Stay.

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Marist College Art Gallery
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Thu, 2014-03-27 to Sat, 2014-04-26

Anssi Taulu at Sculptor Space's Work in Progress Reception

Sculptor Anssi Taulu is attending a residency program at Sculpture Space in New York, and will be featured at their next Works in Progress reception on Tuesday March 25.

Works in Progress receptions provide an opportunity for local residents and supporters to meet the current artists-in-residence, view their artwork and learn more about their creative processes.

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Works in Progress Reception
March 25 5-7 pm
Sculpture Space, Inc.
12 Gates Street
Utica, New York 13502

Tue, 2014-03-25

Terike Haapoja at ISCP Salon in Brooklyn

International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) has invited two of their artists-in-residence, Terike Haapoja and Anouk Kruithof, to a public salon on March 18, 2014.

At the salon evening taking place at ISCP's Brooklyn-based studios, the two artists will present their recent works, and engage in an open discussion with the audience about their art and themes related to their work.

Terike Haapoja is taking a 6-month long residency period at ISCP. She is currently working on an ongoing project challenging the material and political conditions of our human-centric worldview. She critically investigates the ways human and non-human processes are represented in society, discussing the world we live in from the point of view of animals and other non-human species.

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

MARCH 18, 2014 6:30PM

Tue, 2014-03-18

AV-arkki presented at Moving Image fair in New York

AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, takes part in the Moving Image contemporary video art fair in New York. The four-day fair will feature a selection of commercial galleries and non-profit institutions across the world presenting single channel projections, video sculptures and other video installations.

AV-arkki has selected three media artworks by Finnish artists to be presented to the New York audience.

Liisa Lounila’s work featured at the fair is a video installation depicting a nocturnal thunderstorm in Chinle, Arizona. In 7BPM (7 beats per minute) the lightning of the sempiternal thunderstorm shatters the skyline, but leaves the private area of the spectator untouched. Liisa Lounila often works with questions related to need for change, expectations and places of potetial.

Sini Pelkki’s work derives from the potential of photography and the photographic image. Her work Embarkation seen at the fair is a video piece framed like a photograph that through repetition builds up to a single image, exploring the relationship between still and moving image.

Milja Viita’s video art peace Coriolis documents the life of Togolese identical twins living on opposite sides of the word. In Viitala’s visual narration small everyday phenomena and memories become meaningful and cherished.

See the entire program here:

AV-arkki online:

Moving Image
March 6-9, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, March 6, 2014: 6-8pm
Thursday March 6 – Saturday March 8, 2014: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014: 11am – 4pm

Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001

Image: Sini Pelkki: Embarkation 2012 (Detail of a still image)

Thu, 2014-03-06 to Sun, 2014-03-09

Marita Liulia Exhibition at The Finnish Embassy in Washington

Embassy of Finland in Washington hosts the world premiere of Marita Liulia’s most recent solo exhibition Golden Silence. Golden Silence consists of paintings, photography and short film, all works dealing with the themes of gold and tranquility. The Golden Silence exhibition celebrates Liulia’s 30th anniversary as an artist.

During her extensive career Liulia has explored themes varying from religion to feminism, combining different media and methods. Liulia’s practice combines art, research and technology, and she has been one of the pioneers of using interactive multimedia in art in Finland.

Marita Liulia: The Golden Silence
Embassy of Finland, Washington

Thu, 2014-03-06 to Sun, 2014-03-30


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