Ateneum Live

From 18:00 to 19:00

Live encounters once a month: words, tones and ideas; crying and laughter; and bold debates. Featuring topical guests who represent various fields in culture, art and society. The discussions will be led by the journalist and producer Baba Lybeck. Talk show guests will be announced the week before each show. In Finnish. Admission to Ateneum Bistro is free.

Previous Ateneum Live Talkshows

Autumn 2018

Wed 14 November: What is the future for Finnish, Swedish and Sami languages?

Guests:
Maria Turtschaninoff, writer
Petra Laiti, chairperson of Suomen saamelaisnuoret ry
Rosa Liksom, writer

See a video of the discussion on Youtube.

Wed 24 October: Welcome, Ateneums new director Marja Sakari!

Guests:
Marja Sakari, Ateneum Art Museum’s museum director from 3 December 2018
Jan Kaila, Dean, University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts
Hannaleena Heiska, artist

See a video of the discussion on Youtube.

Wed 12 September: Kaupungin varjot (The shadows of the city)
The autumn’s first Ateneum Live discusses about urban culture and its constant change.

Guests:
Katja Tikka, one of the writers of the book Punaisten lyhtyjen Helsinki, researcher
Anu Utriainen, one of the curators of the exhibition Urban Encounters
Katja Lindroos, CEO at Urban Practice, founder & producer of Lähiöfest

See a video of the discussion on Youtube.

Spring 2018

Wed 18 April: Museums and society
Museums evoke big feelings, but what is a museum’s function in society in the present day? Guests will be:
– Susanna Pettersson, museum director, Ateneum Art Museum
– Jukka Savolainen, museum director, Design Museum 
– Joanna Kurth,
chief curator at Turku Museum Services, in charge of the project The History Museum
See a video of the discussion on Youtube.

Wed 21 March from 18:00 to 19:30: Nations of Silence. What do we remember, what do we forget and why? The discussion is held in English.
Guests:
– Artist Adel Abidin
– Pekka Haavisto, Member of Parliament (the Greens)
– Sari Näre, researcher and writer
– Lasse Lehtinen, journalist and writer
See a video of the discussion on Youtube.

Wed 21 February: The sixth extinction
Guests: Pertti Salolainen, Satu Hassi, Sanna Hellström and Terhi Ryttäri

Wed 31 Jan: topic was the “Trans Act” of Finland

Autumn 2017

Thu 16 Nov. Equality in the film industry. Guests were Heidi Lindén, Saara Saarela, Maarit Lalli, Iiris Heikka and Marianne Mäkelä.

Thu 19 Oct. How does climate change affect the Finnish nature? Mari Pantsar, Kimmo Ohtonen, Risto Isomäki and Hanna Nikkanen as guests.

Wed 20 Sept: Artificial intelligence and art, in Finnish
Watch the talkshow on Helsingin Sanomat’s website

Wed 30.8. novelist Paul Auster, in English
Watch the interview on Helsingin Sanomat’s website

Photo of Baba Lybeck: Iiris Heikka