Boldness blog

The foundation’s Boldness blog deals, as the name suggests, with being bold: we discuss the meaning of boldness, grant recipients talk about their projects and we also invite others, both friends and strangers, to contribute.


Boldness blog | 13.06.2018

From emergent to emerged: Ark of seeds and the planetary garden

Ark of Seeds (AOS) is a trans-disciplinary project, a series of wild-planted fields, as well as sculptural objects of varying dimension channeling collective management of natural resources in the form of a participatory art practice. Starting this June, the project, initiated by artist Egle Oddo, will be presented at Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Sicily.

Boldness blog | Long reads | 11.05.2018

A decade of IHME Festivals at the heart of creating and experiencing art

Held for the tenth time, the annual IHME Festival introduces a large-scale work by an internationally renowned contemporary artist on exhibit in a public space. The themes of the commissioned art work are opened for public discussion in the festival programme. Executive Director Paula Toppila discusses the meaning of a public space and the changes faced by the festival amidst its decennial celebrations.

Boldness blog | Long reads | 10.04.2018

Sharing the stories of those migrated from Karelia

In her project “Winter Stories”, artist Evgenia Golant has recorded and shared personal stories of people who were forced to migrate from the eastern regions of Finland, which became part of the Soviet Union during the Winter War. In her project, Golant explores the trauma of losing one’s home. Now she shares some of the stories.

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