Jeremy Deller to Conceive IHME Project 2015


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The stars of Helsinki museums are coming to you, unleashed in your neighborhood. Get ready for the greatest show and tell on Earth.”   – Jeremy Deller

The British artist Jeremy Deller is to design the IHME Project 2015 entitled Do touch. In this new work the public on their everyday rounds will momentarily be faced with their shared past, when museum objects leave their glass cases and make their way into the hands of city residents in public spaces. People will have a chance to inspect selected objects from the collections of Helsinki’s historical museums for a week or more in March 2015.

> Read more about the IHME Project

The project is a collaboration with the following museums: National Museum of Finland, Helsinki City Museum, Military Museum of Finland, Customs Museum and Museum of Technology, possibly more museums will be involved.

In addition to the IHME Project, IHME and Jeremy Deller will be staging a 24-hour screening of rock documentaries from the 60’s to the present day with the title 24-Hour-Rockshow. The Rockshow will form part of the programme of the IHME Days to be held in the Old Student House in Helsinki.

> Read more about the Rockshow and suggest your favourite documentaries for inclusion

The London-based Jeremy Deller (b. 1966) is one of Britain’s best-known contemporary artists. His production spans performances in public space, exhibitions and films. He has made works in public space right from the start of his career. Deller was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 2004 and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013. IHME showed his films as part of the Festival programme in 2008, 2012 and 2013.

> Read more about the artist and the reasons behind this year’s choice

Further details:
IHME Contemporary Art Festival
Executive Director Paula Toppila,, +358 (0)45 124 0096
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Each year, IHME produces a work in public space by an international artist. The public then has a chance to see the initial stages of this unique creation. The commissioned art work and the interpretations it evokes prompt independent thought and discussion. In the surrounding Festival art and science, past and present meet in a multi-faceted programme of events. IHME is open to everyone who is interested in life and contemporary art.