AREA TO THINK– A TRIP RIGHT INTO FINNISH ARTS AND CULTURE
Enjoying art as well as culture in Finland implies taking a trip deep into the folklore of our past, and forward into the nation’s vision of a sustainable future.
As well as under all of it exists many beneficial of Finnish social treasures: solitude. Yet what kind of arts and society is there to see? We asked Finnish artists as well as contemporary art experts concerning their favourite areas in Finland.
With these tips, you’ll experience the best of Finland from modern art and also urban society centers to famous style, surroundings and the weird silent celebration in Lapland.
Take a trip of Finland’s unique culture places as well as surprise treasures
SILENCE EVENT, KAUKONEN– LAPLAND
If silence is gold, then it’s at its most useful in Finland. From strolling in the quiet of a forest, to going about your company without the pressure to take part in small talk– Finland is a nation where you can disconnect from the noise of contemporary life.
Hiljaisuus Festivaali (” Silence Festival”) is a party of this crucial feature of Finnish society. Held some 120 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in the heart of Lapland, the 4-day event is a conference of contemporary circus as well as classical music in a setup that influences calm, partnership and also re-connecting with nature.
Despite its name, the event is not a quiet meditation retreat! It’s simply an opportunity to reduce and get to know your fellow festival goers, which may be less complicated in the river-side town ambience of Kaukonen than at bigger festivals.
Silence Celebration 2019 occurs from June 5th to 8th.
Photo: Silence Event, Jouni Ihalainen
SUOMENLINNA AS WELL AS VALLISAARI ISLANDS– HELSINKI REGION
The Baltic Sea around Finland has among the globe’s most considerable archipelagos, consisting of many islands in the funding region itself. Ferryboats run on a regular basis from numerous
factors around the city, making Helsinki the perfect base for outing to explore the island chain.
A must-see is the UNESCO World Heritage Website of Suomenlinna– an 18-century citadel on a team of islands just outside the city. Accessible year round by ferryboat, Suomenlinna offers cultural destinations, cafés, restaurants as well as even has its very own brewery.
Alongside Suomenlinna is the island of Vallisaari, which can be gotten to by water bus from Helsinki’s major market square throughout the summer months. In addition to its old fortifications, Vallisaari is known for the diversity of its pet and also plant, consisting of more than 1,000 varieties of butterfly.
In the summer of 2020, the island will play host to the first edition of the new Helsinki Biennial. With Vallisaari as the backdrop, a program of contemporary art, architecture, design and city society will highlight Helsinki’s personality as well as relationship with the bordering archipelago. It guarantees to be a defining moment for Helsinki and is not to be missed!
FISKARS– COAST AS WELL AS ISLAND CHAIN
Fiskars– the brand popular for its scissors– is likewise a town in Finland. Home to artists, designers as well as various other artisans, Fiskars Town has been rated as Finland’s finest residential travel destination, and also has also gotten a Culture EDEN honor. It’s a preference of Finnish workmanship in a traditional rural setup– less than an hour from Helsinki.
The town has a variety of choices for holiday accommodation and eating, as well as plays host to a number of food-related events yearly. Fiskars is a haven for purchasing too– from candle lights and also leather goods to ceramics, furnishings and more.
PARIKKALA STATUE PARK– LAKELAND
For almost 50 years, the late Veijo Rönkkönen made and developed concrete sculptures mirroring a range of themes. Today, some 560 of these works are on display screen in the Parikkala Sculpture Park, established on the site where the reclusive artist lived and also operated in the community of Koitsanlahti, near Finland’s boundary with Russia.
The park includes more than 255 figures in various yoga exercise placements, animal and also plant sculptures, alien characters, and also more– all in a wonderful yard setup of virtually half a hectare. Many items are thinly disguised self-portraits of the artist, that hardly ever ventured beyond the globe he had actually developed around himself.
Trains from Helsinki to Joensuu quit at the Parikkala railway station.
HIEDANRANTA, TAMPERE– LAKELAND
For a look right into the future of lasting urban living, visit the city of Tampere– some 180 kilometres north of Helsinki– as well as its real-life research laboratory suburb: Hiedanranta.
Located on the site of an old industrial area, Hiedanranta brings together whatever from an Olympic-standard skate boarding hall as well as a drifting sauna, to closed-cycle farming and also nutrient recycling.
A cutting-edge model for partnership in between locals, organizations and also companies is central to the dynamic ethos of Hiedanranta. The city plans to construct some 25,000 homes in the location, as well as to produce 10,000 jobs– all with the underlying goal of more sustainable living.
KIASMA GALLERY OF MODERN-DAY ART, HELSINKI
It’s impossible to miss out on the distinct architecture of Kiasma in downtown Helsinki. Located opposite the Finnish Parliament, the museum is just one of the Nordic area’s top sources for contemporary art.
In between April 2019 and also March 2020, Kiasma will organize an exhibition called Conjunction, which takes a look at the relationship between humans, pets as well as nature. The exhibition checks out how nature is represented in contemporary art, as well as also how the human partnership with various other types is illustrated.
Conjunction types part of a general 2019 theme for Kiasma around what it means to live a good life.