Class of '97

During 1997 the Finnish Institute will continue to support contemporary artists in their projects in the UK and Ireland. The first half of the year has a special emphasis on non-classical music and visual arts.

Tiina Ketara

ketara.jpg (5901 bytes)Visual artist who lives and works in Paris. Tiina is one of the nine Paris-based international artists who show at the Parisien(ne)s exhibition at Camden Arts Centre in London. The Finnish Institute has supported Tiina's commissioned work for the show.

Parisien(ne)s
7 February - 23 March 1997.

Artists: Absalon, Chohreh Feyzdjou, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tiina Ketara, Huang Yong Ping, Sarkis, Tsuneko Taniuchi, Shen Yuan, Chen Zhen.

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London NW3 6DG
Tel. 0171 435 2643, 0171 435 5224

Liisa Roberts

roberts.jpg (3963 bytes)Visual artist. Lives and works in New York. The Finnish Institute has supported Liisa's work 'Trap Door'. 'Trap Door' was shown recently at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York and it will travel to Irish Museum of Modern Art for 'Scream and Scream Again' exhibition in Dublin.

Scream and Scream Again - Film in Art
14 February - 20 April 1997

Artists: Sadie Benning, Douglas Gordon, Isaac Julien, Tony Oursler, Liisa Roberts, Marijke van Warmerdam.

Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8
Tel. 01 671 8666

Panasonic

panasonic.jpg (5637 bytes)Electronics duo consists of Mika Vainio who lives in London and Ilpo Väisänen who lives in Turku, Finland. Panasonic's recent tour in Japan signified the cult following this lo-fi electronic minimalism duo has in different continents. Their new album 'Kulma' is out on Blast First Records and they will perform in Europe and UK during the spring of 1997.


Jimi Tenor

jimi.jpg (4372 bytes)A man with a million attributes: from techno prankster to cosmopolitan cabaret star to one-man Sly and Family Stone. Jimi Tenor is Finland's brightest hope in contemporary pop music. His new album 'Intervision' will be out on March 10 on Warp Records and Jimi Tenor's UK tour will take place in late April 1997.

Jimi Tenor live at the Institute

tenor.jpg (19356 bytes)"December 6, 1996. The anniversary of Finland's independence from the Soviet Union (sic) and, as far as the staff at the Finnish Institute in London are concerned, the perfect excuse for a party. And who better to enterntain the assembled collection of bemused embassy (sic) top brass, trendy young urbanites and waitresses in bizarre rubberised costumes serving intriguing Scandinavian delicacies and free Finlandia vodka, than sparkling (his jacket anyway) techno cabaret star, Jimi Tenor." - Rupert Howe in NME (New Musical Express), February 1997.


 

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