Category: News

Almost Perfect 2023: Oona Mäkelä

Oona Mäkelä has been chosen to participate in the 2023 Almost Perfect -residence program.   ”Hello! I’m Oona, an illustrator and designer from Helsinki. For some years now I’ve worked at my dream job as a freelance creative. I design prints for clothing (and occasionally rubber boots), illustrate book covers and create visual identities for sustainable businesses. … Read more »

Group exhibition “One Picture Manifesto”

One Picture Manifesto One picture is a work of art.It is concise and includes all that is needed.It suggests and reacts, provides responses, and renders new trails for thoughts. It is an opening and a closure.One picture.No more is needed. “One Picture Manifesto” is a visual commentary on the practices of modern photographic art. It… Read more »

Artist Talk: Jenni Tuominen

We are happy to invite you to an online artist talk by Jenni Tuominen on August 23. at 17:00-18:30. She will talk about her artistry and present her solo exhibition “Sarugakucho, Shibuya, Finnish Forest.” currently displayed at Nokogiri gallery. Jenni has designed for Marimekko, one of Europe’s leading apparel companies, and works with various mediums,… Read more »

Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency 2022: Aaro Murphy

Artist introduction Aaro Murphy, is an installation artist working with sound, scent, animation and glass. His work takes form as time based installations and kinetic sculptures, exploring boundaries between the organic and synthetic. A recurring theme in his practice is the ability for machines and complex mechanisms to adopt spatial agency and performative potential –… Read more »

Frozen Land

The exhibition Frozen Land showcases the beauty of cold northern nature with snowy landscapes and frosted trees. The photographs on display share the theme of Nordic winter landscapes, and embody the moment at which they were taken and the atmosphere in nature.  The photographs in this exhibition were taken in the course of several winters… Read more »

Elastic Alliances -exhibition

The past few years have taken our necessity to adapt to a whole new level. What is considered normal has been stretched as much in the everyday as in artists’ creative processes. Despite economic and social distress, artists have kept on with their work, and collaboration between creatives has kept on happening. The exhibition presents… Read more »

Quite Japanese – Yet So Finnish: Kaija + Heikki Siren – curator’s talk

The curator of the exhibition Frans Autio will give a curator’s talk and tell more about the exhibition on Thursday March 17th at 6pm (in English, interpreted in Japanese) via Zoom. Registration open until March 16th. Frans Autio. Photo: Rolf Autio. Frans Autio is doctoral researcher in Doctoral programme in history and cultural heritage, at University of… Read more »

International Women’s Day 2022 Celebration

The Finnish Institute in Japan wishes every girl and woman a hopeful International Women’s Day and encourages everybody to #BreakTheBias. Imagine a diverse, equitable and inclusive world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Together we can force women’s equality…because we can #BreakTheBias. Come and meet us Tuesday March 8th at 9AM-10AM in front of the National Azabu… Read more »

Quite Japanese – Yet So Finnish: Kaija + Heikki Siren

The exhibition examines Kaija and Heikki Siren’s long-term relationship with Japan, and features their wooden architecture in both Finland and Japan.  The Finnish architect couple Kaija Siren (née Tuominen, 1920–2001) and Heikki Siren (1918–2013) designed and realised several projects for Japan, a country much admired by numerous Finnish architects. The extensive collection of articles on the Sirens’ architecture published… Read more »

Åland 100 Knitting Competition Winners

The winners of the hugely popular Åland 100 Knitting competition have now been selected, thank you so much to everyone who participated! All of the entries were excellent, so the decision was really hard to make, but in the end Ms. Megumi Shibata was chosen as the winner with her lovely Åland-coloured cardigan! Prizes will… Read more »