Finnish Art Society’s new article series, Taidepalsta, starts with interviews with passionate art collectors. The articles are published in Finnish and Swedish.

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Travel grants for art critics 1.8.–30.9.2020

The Edvard Richter Grant for art critics is intended to support applicants familiarizing themselves with the contemporary art scene abroad. This is a mobility grant and is not intended for funding work projects. The grants are awarded in December.

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Croquis Nights Helsingin Taidehalli 18.15–20.00

The Finnish Art Society organises open life drawing sessions in the Kunsthalle Helsinki. After the summer break, the Croquis Nights will start again in August.

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Art Lottery 2020

The works of art purchased by the Finnish Art Society during 2020 will be raffled among the members in February 2021. Participation in the lottery requires that the membership fee has been paid by 15 December at the latest.

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Kunsthalle Helsinki to host an exhibition by Tarja Pitkänen-Walter Helsingin Taidehalli 16.1.–28.2.2021

Every year, the Finnish Art Society organises a large-scale exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki. Tarja Pitkänen-Walter’s exhibition will open in January 2021. In the work of visual artist Tarja Pitkänen-Walter (b. 1960), the multisensoriality, materiality and spatiality of painting play a central role. She works on site-specific expanded paintings using a wealth of techniques with great attention to the use of the space and its architecture.

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Finnish Art Society’s publications

Anu Tuominen: Tomorrow today will be yesterday is sold at Kunsthalle Helsinki. Ed. Pirkko Tuukkanen. Articles: Anu Tuominen, Hanna Johansson. Finnish, Swedish, English. Softcover. 176 pp. ISBN: 978-952-68476-4-1. Price: €45

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Awards and Grants 2019

The Finnish Art Society presents thirteen major awards annually. The Ducat Prize 2019 was given to painter Essi Kuokkanen and the Life Achievement Award to sculptor Pirkko Nukari. The William Thuring Main Award was given to visual artist Iiu Susiraja. The Edvard Richter Award was given to PhD Nina Kokkinen for the book Totuudenetsijät: Esoteerinen henkisyys Akseli Gallen-Kallelan, Pekka Halosen ja Hugo Simbergin taiteessa (Vastapaino). The Finnish Art Society also announced this year’s Young Artists’ Grants and Edvard Richter Grants.

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Croquis with Modern Dance 6.2., 13.2., 20.2.2020 18.15–20.00

Model: Minttu Pietilä, dancer and dance teacher. Bring your own drawing equipment. Tickets: €8 / €5 for members of the Finnish Art Society.

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Art Lottery 2019

The works of art purchased by the Finnish Art Society during 2019 will be raffled among the members in January 2020.

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