Dances with Spirits

Dances with Spirits October 7, 2015 – January 31, 2016 Being a western globetrotter, I marvel the variety in which I see the social rites of various cultures appear. The world may be getting more uniform; all over, the model for a good life seems to be directed by the...

Graciela Iturbide – Nature and Frida’s Bathroom

Exhibitions Graciela Iturbide Nature and Frida’s Bathroom September 30 – November 1, 2015 Mexico’s Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) is one of Latin America’s most famous photographers. She is particularly known for images showing the people of her country. However, in her...

Beetles and Other Samples – Gallen-Kallela and Finland

Exhibitions Beetles and Other Samples – Gallen-Kallela and Finland Photo © Gallen-Kallelan Museo 6.5.–23.8.2015 A small exhibition at the Helinä Rautavaara Museum told a tale of Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931) and the period of life he lived in Africa. The...

The Moments on the Spectrum

Exhibitions   The Moments on the Spectrum Artwork: Tuuli Autio 2.4.–26.4.2015 The Helinä Rautavaara Museum World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is observed on 2 April every year since 2008. Finnish Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Association brought out culture...

My Dream World – Designing Young Dreams

Exhibitions My Dream World – Designing Young Dreams March 4–29, 2015 A city of paper, a hero’s clothing, a probe and some chicken-wire netting were among the materials used when a group of young people from South Africa and Namibia expressed their lives through...

The Day of the Dead

Exhibitions    The Day of the Dead 29.10.-16.11.2014 The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the 1st of November. This celebration dates back to the time of the Aztec people and has merged with the Christian tradition of All Hallow’s Day....