IHME Thursday: Yael Bartana’s Inferno at Kino Engel Cinema

Production image from "Inferno", 2013. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Petzel, New York; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

Before the weekend’s IHME Days, the Festival is screening Yael Bartana’s film Inferno, which was completed at the end of last year. The starting point for the work is the pretentious Solomon’s Temple planned for construction in Sâo Paulo. The film will be screened today, Thursday, April 3, at 18:00 and 19:00, at Kino Engel cinema. Contrary to previous announcements, due to illness, Yael Bartana will not be present at the screening. The artist will take part in the IHME Days on Saturday.

Yael Bartana’s art film True Finn – Tosi suomalainen, commissioned this year for IHME Contemporary Art Festival, can be viewed globally on Yle Areena on-demand TV service until the end of July. http://areena.yle.fi/tv/2224925

During the weekend IHME Days’ visitors will have an opportunity to lose some of their own prejudices at the Old Student House, by taking part in the Living Library, where “living” books will discuss their lives: as a Jew, a schizophrenic, a gay person, or a victim of workplace bullying.

Visitors can also register for the Shared Stories workshop, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday. To enrol for the workshop contact: info@ihmefestival.fi. The instructors will be demonstrating the workshop on Saturday, April 5, at the Our IHME event, which also includes the Festival’s art-education projects.

Full Festival program here. Free admission to everything!