UrbanApa x Ateneum 2021

UrbanApa X Ateneum contrasts urban contemporary art with the museum context, offering fresh perspectives and presentation concepts. The festival offers a platform for young performing artists to present their works and for dance enthusiasts to meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • 27.10.2021 at 12–12:40
  • 28.10.2021 at 12–19:30
  • 29.10.2021 at 12–18:30
  • 30.10.2021 at 11–17
Multiple spaces
Tickets: free admission
For some events you need to buy a ticket in advance

Welcome to the UrbanApa x Ateneum Festival 28.10.–30.10.2021!

The 2021 edition has been curated by Emmi Venna and Sonya Lindfors.

The thematic landscape of this year’s festival is TIDES AND CURRENTS. In October, we set out to look at the world around us, the possibilities of art to enable change. How are tides and currents, transformation and metamorphosis, subversion and shaking present right now? How does the world move us and how do we move the world? Can change be playful, pleasurable, feminist and communal? Or utopian?

Detailed information about the program and performers at the UrbanApa website

Installations

Body/Space/Resonance – A Performance Score Playbook / Anna Olkinuora
Scan the QR code on Ateneum’s walls
Free admission

Cats and Glaciers / Eilien
Ateneum Hall lounge
Free admission

Wednesday 27.10.

12:00–12:40 UA TALKS x Tides and Currents
Festival curators Sonya Lindfors and Emmi Venna discuss the year’s themes, community, hope, and the softness paradox.
On UrbanApa’s Instagram account

Thursday 28.10.

12:00–12:40 UA TALKS x Tides and Currents: Art during ecological crisis
Pinja Pieski and Jessica Piasecki discuss art, the ecological crisis, and Elokapina, the Finnish version of the Extinction Rebellion.
On UrbanApa’s Instagram account

16:00–18:00 b o d y s c a p e s / Favela Ortiz
Ateneum courtyard
Free admission

18:00–18:30 Deep Waters / Isabella Shaw
Main staircase
Free admission

18:15–18:45 On all sides / Tuuli Vahtola & Vanessa Virta
Meet-up at the ticket sales
Free admission

19:00–19:30 GARNNN / Kaila, Loimaala & Stenberg
Ateneum Hall
Free admission

19:40–20:00 I wish to remember / Victoria Lindqvist & Julia Silverio
Ateneum Bistro
Free admission

Friday 29.10.

9:00–9:45 Workshop: Body/Space/Resonance – A Performance Score Playbook / Anna Olkinuora
Meet-up in front of Ateneum
Tickets €5 (max. 15 participants)
Buy the tickets

13:00–13:20 Frigid Zone Rain Forest / Rong-Ci Zhang
On UrbanApa’s Instagram account

13:30–13:40 Queen of Lapland / Eva-Liisa Orupõld
On UrbanApa’s Instagram account

14:15–15:00 UA TALKS x Tides and Currents
The third and final discussion with Sophia Wekesa and Suvi Tuominen focuses on critique, criticism, and change.
On UrbanApa’s Instagram account

16:00–17:00 Basement Session UrbanApa with Convivial Complaint Cell / Convivial Complaint Cell
Ateneum courtyard
Free admission

16:30–16:45 Maria / Pinja Eskelinen
Gallery 3.13
Free admission

17:00–18:30 Workshop: Introduction to Old Way w/ Princess Coco Ninja x Voguing Workshops / Roza Coco Ninja
Ateneum Bistro
Tickets €5 (max. 25 participants)
Buy the tickets

Saturday 30.10.

11:00–13:00 Basement Session UrbanApa with Convivial Complaint Cell / Convivial Complaint Cell
Ateneum courtyard
Free admission

12:00–12:15 Ofelia / Onerva Hannula
Gallery 2.13
With the admission ticket

13:00–13:30 Still pouring from the soft spot / Laine & Nivalainen
Gallery 3.13
Free admission

14:00–17:00 Session
Ateneum Hall
Free admission
The Return of Râmîêl / Kihwa-Endale
Fishing in a Flat Scene – Reading Sessions with NO NIIN
In-Between / Anna Nykyri