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Together Alone 2.0 Art Projects Include Contemporary Circus and Ecological Fashion

In May 2021 the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes announced a new ‘Together Alone 2.0’ open call for art projects in order to help the art scene battle challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. The open call was aimed at artists and creative workers whose activities and livelihood have been adversely affected by the pandemic…. Read more »

Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was one of Finland’s most famous architects. His dedication to meticulous design that adopted the perspectives of users, and to architecture rooted in regional cultures and societies, grew out of the deeply held beliefs of another Aalto, his wife Aino (1894-1949). This exhibition traces the 25-year story of their synergistic relationship and… Read more »

Eliel Saarinen Exhibition

Eliel Saarinen and His Beautiful Architecture in Finland Finland is renowned for its beautiful forests and lakes. It is also home to Finnish modernism, an architectural style that is also popular in Japan. One major figure who helped develop the style was Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950). Saarinen founded an architectural firm with university friends Herman Gesellius… Read more »

Shigaraki Ceramics Exhibition

Exhibition Shigaraki presents works by eight ceramic artists from Japan and Finland. The stylistically different artists have all stayed at ceramic art residence in Shigaraki, Japan. Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery producing places in Japan. Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (SCCP) was opened in 1990 to promote local pottery industry and culture. The Finnish… Read more »

Demola Webinar organised by FIJ

Thank you for all the participants! The webinar was held on Thursday 17. June 2021. Demola WEBINAR organised by FIJ: International foresight projects as a tool to bring students and organizations together to build better future. Do you want to be part of a team working for a better future globally? Welcome to webinar focusing… Read more »

Together Alone 2.0

The prolonged crisis is severely affecting the cultural sector.  The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes exist to promote international mobility, visibility and collaboration of Finnish art, culture, and science. To that end, we are launching an open call for Finnish and Finland-based artists, artists groups and their international collaborators. TOGETHER ALONE 2.0 – OPEN CALL… Read more »

Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions

Due to the state of emergency, all our exhibitions are temporarily closed. The exhibitions will resume after the state of emergency has ended. Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was one of Finland’s most famous architects. His dedication to meticulous design that adopted the perspectives of users, and to architecture rooted in regional cultures and societies, grew out… Read more »

inner landscapes, tokyo

Due to the state of emergency, all our exhibitions are temporarily closed. The exhibitions will resume after the state of emergency has ended. inner landscapes is an art project by Marja Pirilä, a Finnish artist and photographer, and Satoko Sai + Tomoko Kurahara, a Japanese ceramic artist duo. The exhibition, inner landscapes, tokyo opens in Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery on… Read more »

Mental Health Seminar

Thank you everyone who participated! The lecture slides are available here. Mental Health Seminar  Date: 10th February 2021 4PM-5:30PM (JST)  Platform: Zoom  Organizers: Finnish Institute in Japan, Asahi Travel International Inc. in Japan and Mieli Mental Health Finland 【Programme】 16:00 Opening 16:05 Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Director of Finnish Institute in Japan “Well-being of Women, Well-being for Society” 16:35 Q&A 16:45 Marjo… Read more »

Sensory Art Journey Finland × Japan

Make a connection to Japan through Art. At the moment it is difficult to visit other countries, but art can travel. In this two-part workshop we will communicate cross-culturally through art and sensory experimental program. We are connecting Finland and Japan in a hybrid art workshop, during which we take a walk in the nature,… Read more »