As part of the multi-disciplinary exhibition Generation 2020, you can experience performative works that live in the moment. These works occupy an area somewhere between contemporary theatre, performing arts and other performance art, and emphasise the encounter between artist and audience.

Welcome to experience performance works of the Generation 2020 -exhibition on Saturday March 14th. Some performances take place in the exhibition space, while others take place in other areas of the museum, providing an element of surprise.

With the museum entrance ticket. Under 30-year-olds 5€ and under 18-year-olds free!

Schedule

Saturday March 14th

The schedule will be updated

Alma Äijö: Young Mind, dance art, 10 min, exhibition space
Ainu Kyrönseppä: String, dance art, 15 min, exhibition space
Sara-Maria Pirhonen & Nenna Tyni, Moment 2.0, clownery performance

 

Programme

Alma Äijö: Young Mind

Dance is my passion – it enables me to express a variety of things. With my piece Young Mind, I incorporate dance into the exhibition. I connect with the space, other works, the viewers and myself. I believe that dance can provide new perspectives on the works. The piece consists of two parts. In the first part, movement takes place around other works. The second part focuses on breaking through the protective barrier, and on young people relating to themselves.

Alma Äijö (b.2004)
Young Mind, 2020
dance art
10 min
music: Christophe Filippi: Le Voyage, Christophe Filippi: Patterns, Ólafur Arnalds: This Place Was A Shelter

Ainu Kyrönsep­pä: String

I’m a dancer, artist, enthusiast, creator. I create intuitive movement and I enjoy challenging the eye of the viewer as well as the performer’s body in the surrounding space. The movement, spur of the moment, freedom and cleverness – triggered by an emotion – are titillating. In my solo piece, I explore communication and contact between the body and light.

A lingering moment. Stay and move after all, Towards the light.

Ainu Kyrönseppä (b.2000)
String, 2020
dance art
15 min
lighting design: Ainu Palmu
music: Skee Mask: Cerroverb, Jon Hopkins: Neon pattern drum

Sara-Maria Pirhonen & Nenna Tyni: Moment 2.0

Clowns are characters that are impertinent and forthright, they say uncomfortable things out loud without caring about the consequences. They work against learned and established approaches. In the exhibition the artists have put the forthnight nature of clowns on a collision course with our daily lives.

Sara-Maria Pirhonen & Nenna Tyni (b.1994 & 1995)
Moment 2.0, 2020
clownery performance
duration TBA
costumes and makeup : Riina Nieminen

Generation festival

The momentary works of the exhibition are shown on the final weekend of the exhibition Sat–Sun, 9-10 May at the Generation Festival. The event that extends to the underground exhibition spaces, the Bio Rex cinema and Lasipalatsi Square features media artworks, dance and theatre performances, audio and poetry performances and works that elude conventional definitions.

 

 

Opening Week Performance Artwork

Wednesday February 12th

at 4 pm
Alma Äijö: Young Mind, dance art, 10 min, exhibition space
Ainu Kyrönseppä: String, dance art, 15 min, exhibition space

at 5 pm
Alma Äijö: Young Mind, dance art, 10 min, exhibition space
Ainu Kyrönseppä: String, dance art, 15 min, exhibition space

at 6 pm
Soyoung Chung, The Eraser, installation, performance, documentary video, 30 min
The work is located in one of the museum’s public toilets. Please note that there is very little physical space around the work. Only a limited number of viewers can follow the performance at a time.

Participate in the work! An hour before performing her work The Eraser, the artist will invite museum visitors to erase one word in her installation.

at 6 pm
Kaisa Syrjänen & Maija Viipuri, Lovely?, performing arts and installation, 30 min, exhibition space

at 7 pm
Ville Laurinkoski, TELENY, performance and installation, 30 min. Language: English.
The performance begins in the exhibition space, moves around the exhibition and ends in the museum lobby.

Thursday February 13th

at 4 pm
Alma Äijö: Young Mind, dance art, 10 min, exhibition space
Ainu Kyrönseppä: String, dance art, 15 min, exhibition space

at 5 pm
Alma Äijö: Young Mind, dance art, 10 min, exhibition space
Ainu Kyrönseppä: String, dance art, 15 min, exhibition space

at 5 pm
Sara-Maria Pirhonen & Nenna Tyni, Moment 2.0, clownery performance
The artwork roams in the museum.

at 7 pm
Ville Laurinkoski, TELENY, performance and installation, 30 min. Language: English.
The performance begins in the exhibition space, moves around the exhibition and ends in the museum lobby.

Kaisa Syrjänen & Maija Viipuri: Lovely?

We explore the relationship between image, movement and physicality. What is the physical experience of being under society’s gaze? How does it feel?

I forget that I’m a breathing pile of matter, because I keep staring at myself objectively through the eyes of others. What is the significance of internal awareness in a world that idealizes the body as an object and privileges the gaze? Who am I, when I look like this in an image?

Kaisa Syrjänen & Maija Viipuri (b. 1997)
Lovely?, 2019
Performing arts & installation
30 min
The installation is on view for the entire duration of the exhibition.

Ville Lau­rinkos­ki: TELENY

The performance as a part of this work takes place in a moment and circles around the installation, while the objects within it remain in place as if anchored, or as a memory of the body and motion that was just there. Through their unrecognisability and detachment, these objects generate new experiences that either revert or don’t revert to the feminine boy figure, the twink, who moves through the performance’s queer imagery. The body and identity, which are in flux, shine through the strata, which range from literature and visual culture to art history, autobiographies and popular culture.

Ville Laurinkoski (s. 1996)
TELENY, 2018-2020
language English
performance, installation
The installation is on view for the entire duration of the exhibition.

Soyoung Chung: The Eraser

This work, which takes place inside a toilet stall, in a way insults everyone who dares to enter; each is bullied in turn. The Eraser is based on the artist’s personal experiences from her school days. During the exhibition, it deepens into performances that take place in the moment with audience participation, as well as into a documentation video that is shown over the washbasin. Word by word, the insults too are wiped away like dirt, by an eraser that is the same as all those years ago.

Soyoung Chung (b.1996)
The Eraser, 2018
installation, performance, dokumentation video
30 min
The installation and the documentation of the performance is on view for the entire duration of the exhibition.