April brings more light, but also many fascinating events. Wander around an old pharma factory, throw yourself into some comtemporary video art and take a peep at new exhibitions.
An old pharma factory turns into a Design Garage Sale in Vallila, where creative professionals get together to empty their garages. At Design Garage Sale you can to get your hands on designers’ samples, seconds, and products from their earlier seasons, i.a. from Field Day, Kauniste and Uploud Audio. Hair cuts are offered for the price you choose.
What are the politics of art and education like in the Nordic socities? This is something a free conference held in Helsinki and Stockholm focuses on. The program consists of invited keynote speakers, panels, workshops, and artistic activities curated for academics, artists, teachers, and activists from various backgrounds. The event is organized by Aalto University, Checkpoint Helsinki and international institutes.
Helsinki: Thu 09.30-15 and Fri 9-13
Stockholm: Sat 13-16 and Sun 10-15
Busking School. Manifesto of Hannu Väisänen. Artist speeches. The eighth IHME Days bring together talks, workshops, video art and music. All events are free of charge.
IHME Contemporary Art Festival
Vanha ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki
Fri 10.30-02, Sat 11.30-00.30, Sun 14-20
Design Museum Exhibitons
The most extensive overview thus far of the work and thought of designer Eero Aarnio will open at Design Museum. It will feature more rarely seen original drawings and materials collected from the designer’s work table and the production lines of the factories. Gallery offers new works by Daniel Palillo that explore the fashion business and current phenomena of society.
Eero Aarnio 8.4.-25.9.
Daniel Palillo 8.4.-29.5.
Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki
Kitchen and Night Flea Markets
If your wine glasses are not ready for the picnic season, visit a Kitchen Flea Market. Food journalists, photographers and bloggers sell their cups and cookbooks. And if waking up in the early morning is not your cup of tea, the right place is a Night Flea Market that is open until midnight.
Kitchen Flea Market
Night Flea Market
Konepajan Bruno venue, Aleksis Kiven Katu 17 A, Helsinki
Fair Made Finland
Fair Made Finland rallies together a group of Finnish designers and retailers presenting a wide selection of sustainably produced clothing and accessories and telling about their production chains.
Fair Made Finland
Saturday 23 April, 10 am-4pm
Työpajankatu 2, building 1 E, Helsinki