Past events

17.5.2024 - 26.5.2024

The starting point of Laura Kopio's (b.1981) artistic practice is the study of problems related to power and violence as philosophical questions, through painting. In her works, she reflects on the invisible suffering and social problems caused by violence, as well as questions related to history and remembrance from the perspective of power. Her work focuses on exploring and dismantling the forms, mechanisms, rituals and subtle connections of power relations in society. She graduated as a visual artist from the Turku Art Academy and studied art history and philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä. 

Emma Eats Bread and Butter consists of works of various sizes, mainly painted on canvas in oil. 

In my artistic work, I examine power and its different forms, as well as the human suffering caused by them. The theme that sustains the whole is crystallized in the thinking of the German thinker and composer Theodor Adorno, and it can be summed up in the phrase "The condition of all truth is the need to give a voice to suffering." In Adorno, as a thinker, I am fascinated not only by his ideas, but also by his ability to write about art in a way that makes visible the historical conditions in which the key philosophers and aesthetes of this century wrote. His thinking also embodies a broader intellectual mission, at a time when the utopian horizons of modernity have disappeared. 

The exhibition as a whole is an overview of the role from the point of view of structure: humanity as womanhood in its many forms, in a world where the role as a human being is still something that someone other than a woman or someone who defines herself as a woman defines or wants to define. What are we as women, what are we allowed to be, to whom, how much and in what way? 

In my works, gender is emphasized especially as a class issue. Through roles, the topic also appears as a societal and social position, in how othered roles (not roles chosen through gender) are still stigmatized and given from above. Through or in the form of the characters depicted in my works, I reflect on the oppressive structure hidden in class society, which our capitalist system supports, for example, in the form of economic inequality and violent treatment of women, both on a concrete and structural level. Being human appears in the form of power relations in society and, through the oppressive structure that this causes, as a broader social question, the forms, mechanisms and rituals of which I reflect on in my works.

Through my paintings, I try to highlight hidden broader manifestations of power, as well as the problems arising from these forms of power. I have tried to highlight the positions associated with women and issues related to history and the present from the point of view of an oppressive structure.  We live in a world where weakness, lack of livelihood and failure are seen as individual choices. Erasing class differences into individual choices is society's way of hiding the problems of the disadvantaged from our eyes.

My ever-changing and occasionally disintegrating effort is to portray the conflict of human nature in the riptides of pressures built between private and shared social reality.

 

2.5.2024 - 12.5.2024

Yö Fest vol. 4.5
2.5.-12.5.2024

Ohjelma

2.5 Josef Ka 

3.5. Lotta Suomi ja Heli Keskikallio: Kuvitteellisten olentojen tanssit

4.5. Five Penny Black Magic / Lepäävät naaraat / Mirka Keini / Jukka Nevalainen: Kosmiset Säkeet 

5.5 Ilari Edelmann

8.5. Röntgen meeting  

10.5 SPEEEDO 

11.5 Suvi Tuominen and Dash Che

12.5 Zhang Yan

 

 

Yö Fest vol.4  on kahden ja puolen kuukauden kestoinen maksuton taidefestivaali Helsingin ytimessä. Taideyhteisö Yö ry:n vuotuinen monitaidefestivaali rikastuttaa ja elävöittää  pääkaupungin kulttuuritarjontaa.  Yö Fest vol.4 sisältää laajan kattauksen eri taiteenalojen ja tekijöiden teoksia. 

 

Tapahtumaa tukevat Suomen Kulttuurirahasto ja Helsingin kaupunki.

 
29.4.2024

[Klöb Fröd] Yö Fest vol.4 Edition
Ma 29.4.2024, klo 19.00.

Ohjelmassa:

19.00 Poku-Poku: ”The Electrical Presence of a Performance. An Application of Ohm's Law to Performance Art.”

Poku-Poku is a Finnish performance artist.

19.40 Jan Jankowski: Gruidah Nui

Jan Jankowski is a Polish cryptomythologist, asemiotician and a metagraphic artist specialised in the study of ancient Hyperborean culture. 
Gruidah Nui is an audiovisual performance based on late-archaic Hyperborean lullabies. 

20.10 Tapani Pirog: Splat

Tapani Pirog is a Helsinki-based ultramodernist and post-expressionist.

As part of the official meeting of the metaphysical discussion group [Klöb Fröd], Pirog will present his latest performance Splat, at Yö Galleria, Helsinki, in April 2024.

https://www.instagram.com/aetherblau/
www.pirog.fi

19.4.2024 - 28.4.2024

Yö Fest vol. 4.4
”Yksi tavallinen päivä”

19.-28.4.2024
Avajaiset: 18.4.2024 klo 18-21

Näyttelyn taiteilijat: Kalle Ahonen, Sahar Ajami, Heli Hamid, Hannes Helki, Rosamai Kirjokangas, Laura Kopio, Elias Langi, Kristiina Lähteenmäki-Hein, Outi Ruottinen, Pauliina Waris.

9.4.2024 - 13.4.2024

Yö Fest vol. 4 interlude

9.4. Ipe Heinonen: Fragile - participatory performance

10.-13.4.2024. Anu Miettinen: Circulation Kiertokulku II - installation and forest-themed conversations

29.3.2024 - 7.4.2024

Yö Fest vol. 4.3
”Paratiisikaupungin kalat”

29.3.-7.4.2024
Avajaiset: 28.3.2024 klo 18-21

Näyttelyn taiteilijat: Riikka Ahlfors, Heidi Halonen, Bekim Hasaj, Tuomas Holst, Katri Hämäläinen, Mimosa Isomäki, Tuomas Karjalainen, Henna Parkkinen, Henriikka Pöllänen, Lotta Suomi, Silja Uuttula.

 

Yö Fest vol.4  on kahden ja puolen kuukauden kestoinen maksuton taidefestivaali Helsingin ytimessä. Taideyhteisö Yö ry:n vuotuinen monitaidefestivaali rikastuttaa ja elävöittää  pääkaupungin kulttuuritarjontaa.  Yö Fest vol.4 sisältää laajan kattauksen eri taiteenalojen ja tekijöiden teoksia. 

 

Tapahtumaa tukevat Suomen Kulttuurirahasto ja Helsingin kaupunki.

15.3.2024 - 25.3.2024

Yö Fest vol. 4.2
”Uudet vanhat frendit”

15.-24.3.2024
Avajaiset: 14.3.2024 klo 18.00 -21.00

Avajaisohjelmassa: Sami Juhani Rekolan performanssi Laiskiainen klo 18.00-19.00

Näyttelyn taiteilijat: Saara Lakso, Mark&Potta, Antti Minkkinen, Ida Nisonen, Jussa Pennanen, Harri Piispanen, Gabriella Presnal, Misa Saraste, Timothy Smith, Sanna Ulvila, Ilari Vanhatalo, Veera Vartiainen, Eero Yrjölä, Tony Åman.

 

Yö Fest vol.4  on kahden ja puolen kuukauden kestoinen maksuton taidefestivaali Helsingin ytimessä. Taideyhteisö Yö ry:n vuotuinen monitaidefestivaali rikastuttaa ja elävöittää  pääkaupungin kulttuuritarjontaa.  Yö Fest vol.4 sisältää laajan kattauksen eri taiteenalojen ja tekijöiden teoksia. 

 

Tapahtumaa tukevat Suomen Kulttuurirahasto ja Helsingin kaupunki.

1.3.2024 - 10.3.2024

Yö Fest vol. 4.1
”Standing frequencies”

1.3.-10.3.2024
Opening: 29.2.2024, 18.00-21.00

Opening programme: Ida Nisonen's performance Needle and Thread, 19.30-20.00

Artist featured: Anne-Mari Alrsumi, Krista Blomqvist, Mirka Keini, Pauliina Korpi, Minja Laakso, Ines Masanti, Satu Metsola, Marianne Monto, Jukka-Pekka Niemi, Anu Nirkko, Isabel Pathirane, Marja Rosenberg, Tiio Suorsa, Barbara Tieaho.

 

Yö Fest vol. 4  is a free art festival in the heart of Helsinki running for two and a half months. The yearly multidisciplinary art festival by Artists' Association Yö enriches and enlivens the capital's culture. Yö Fest vol. 4 offers a wide selection of art from a diversity of disciplines and artists.

29.2.2024 - 12.5.2024

Yö Fest vol. 4 is a celebration of art lasting the whole spring - the free multidisciplinary art festival delights with plentiful offerings.

Yö Fest vol. 4 is a free art festival in the heart of Helsinki running for two and a half months. The yearly multidisciplinary art festival by Artists' Association Yö enriches and enlivens the capital's culture. Yö Fest vol. 4 offers a wide selection of art from a diversity of disciplines and artists. Works by the members of Artists’ Association Yö have been curated into four group exhibitions. The works are for sale at Yö Galleria. The festival culminates in May with the fifth instalment that focuses on performing arts.

 

Yö Fest vol. 4 takes place between 29.2.-12.5.2024. The central location is Yö Galleria, located in the centre of Helsinki at Lönnrotinkatu 33.

 

Yö Fest is an accessible event that everyone is welcome to experience. As a free art festival, Yö Fest offers high-quality and interesting art experiences also for those who do not have the funds to take part in expensive cultural events. Yö Fest offers art for everyone and for all senses.

 

The event is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the City of Helsinki.

 

Yö Fest vol. 4.1
”Standing frequencies”

1.3.-10.3.2024
Opening: 29.2.2024, 18.00-21.00

Opening programme: Ida Nisonen’s performance Needle and Thread, 19.30-20.00

Artists featured: Anne-Mari Alrsumi, Krista Blomqvist, Mirka Keini, Pauliina Korpi, Minja Laakso, Ines Masanti, Satu Metsola, Marianne Monto, Jukka-Pekka Niemi, Anu Nirkko, Isabel Pathirane, Marja Rosenberg, Tiio Suorsa, Barbara Tieaho.

 

Yö Fest vol. 4.2
”New old friends”

15.-24.3.2024
Opening: 14.3.2024, 18.00 -21.00

Opening programme: Sami Juhani Rekola’s performance Laiskiainen, 18.00-19.00

Artists featured: Saara Lakso, Mark&Potta, Antti Minkkinen, Ida Nisonen, Jussa Pennanen, Harri Piispanen, Gabriella Presnal, Misa Saraste, Timothy Smith, Sanna Ulvila, Ilari Vanhatalo, Veera Vartiainen, Eero Yrjölä, Tony Åman.

 

Yö Fest vol. 4.3

”Fishes of the paradise city”
29.3.-7.4.2024
Opening: 28.3.2024, 18-21

Artists featured: Riikka Ahlfors, Heidi Halonen, Bekim Hasaj, Tuomas Holst, Katri Hämäläinen, Mimosa Isomäki, Tuomas Karjalainen, Henna Parkkinen, Henriikka Pöllänen, Lotta Suomi, Silja Uuttula.

 

Yö Fest vol.4 Interlude

9.4. Ipe Heinonen: Fragile - a participatory performance 

10.-13.4.2024. Anu Miettinen: Circulation Kiertokulku II - installation and forest-themed conversations

 

Yö Fest vol. 4.4
”One ordinary day”

19.-28.4.2024
Opening: 18.4.2024, 18-21

Artists featured: Kalle Ahonen, Sahar Ajami, Heli Hamid, Hannes Helki, Rosamai Kirjokangas, Laura Kopio, Elias Langi, Kristiina Lähteenmäki-Hein, Outi Ruottinen, Pauliina Waris.

 

Yö Fest vol. 4.5
3.5.-12.5.2024

Programme

3.5. Lotta Suomi ja Heli Keskikallio: Kuvitteellisten olentojen tanssit

4.5. Five Penny Black Magic / Lepäävät naaraat / Mirka Keini / Jukka Nevalainen: Kosmiset Säkeet 

5.5 Ilari Edelmann

7. 5 Josef Ka 

8.5. Röntgen meeting  

10.5 SPEEEDO 

11.5 Suvi Tuominen and Dash Che

12.5 Zhang Yan

14.2.2024 - 25.2.2024

Lotta Esko & Naya Magaliou: Fruits, Unite!
14.-25.2.2024
Opening 14.2. at 18, welcome!

Fruits, Unite! is a mixed media art exhibition showcasing the work of Helsinki based visual artist Lotta Esko and Athens based visual artist Naya Magaliou. Whilst analyzing the visual symbol of the banana, Fruits, Unite! repeats various iterations of the fruit in painting, sculptural, textual and research-based mediums.

The artworks are an investigation into colonial history, European food culture and sexual/gender/cultural identities.The banana is used as a pretext to engage with the many ideas relating to the long history of using tropical fruits as symbols in European visual culture. Magaliou, shows large scale acrylic paintings on found materials and Esko shows sculptural pieces again, made with found materials. 

Writer and academic Raita Merivirta, contributes with her text The Story of the Most Popular Fruit in the World: Banana, where she discusses the process of the banana's domestication and how it came to be an international commodity.