IHME Re-Action by young people to be unveiled


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IHME Contemporary Art Festival and the City of Helsinki Youth Department collaboratively organized a series of art workshops titled IHME Re-Action, in which young people realized an artwork for the Pohjois-Haaga railway station. The workshops were led and the concept was designed by visual artist Sasha Huber. The artwork produced in the workshops will be unveiled at the Pohjois-Haaga railway station on Thursday, April 10th, at 18:30.

The workshops were realized within the art education program of IHME Contemporary Art Festival and as part of the City of Helsinki Youth Department ‘s RuutiBudjetti participatory budgeting project. Among the improvements the young people from the Haaga-Kaarela district who participated in preparing a budget in autumn 2013 was to see art created by young people at public transport stations. Helsinki City Transport HKL, which took part in the project, has offered the artwork a space at the railway station and looked after the practical arrangements of putting it on display.

Participants in the workshops and instructors from the Kannelmäki Youth Center will be present at the unveiling of the artwork. Brief opening statements from the project partners will be heard at the event. After the event, guests are welcome to continue on to the Kannelmäki Youth Center for coffee and cake.

The workshops were realized at the Kannelmäki Youth Center during 29 January – 14 February 2014.  Read more on IHME Re-Action.

Unveiling of IHME Re-Action on Thursday, April 10th, at 18:30-19:00 at the Pohjois-Haaga railway station.

Further information:
IHME Re-Action, Sasha Huber, sasha@sashahuber.com, tel. +358 (0)50 400 5028

IHME Contemporary Art Festival
Producer Kati Pelkonen, kati.pelkonen@ihmefestival.fi, tel. +358 (0)45 235 0080

Youth Department, City of Helsinki
Producer Jonna Kalliomäki, jonna.kalliomaki@hel.fi, tel. +358 (0)40 643 2703

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www.ihmehelsinki.fi > Media
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IHME Contemporary Art Festival / Pro Arte Art Foundation Finland
Pro Arte Art Foundation Finland seeks to promote art as a resource for democratic society, and as an important part of human life and everyday existence. The Foundation’s aim is to enhance the status and visibility of visual art, to improve the relationship between visual art and the public, and to make it more accessible. The Foundation’s work is international in scope and directed at anyone interested in culture. The Foundation produces the annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival, consisting of a commissioned work of art in a public space, as well as lectures, discussions, and art-education projects.