New art space opening in Helsinki on February 10th 2012 as part of the World Design Capital year of Helsinki. The inauguration exhibition is Think of Finland by Martin Parr the man behind various documentaries on the leisure life of the British people. This time the subject is Finnish lifestyle and society.
I was asked to make a mix for fashion brand Monki. I will be their DJ of the month in November.
Listen to and download my Monki Mix here.
Photo credits / Dolls Still Standing. Photography: Henrik Halvarsson, Fashion director: Emma Wickström, Set design: Malin Pierre, Hair & makeup: Henrik Haue / Link Details, Models: Georgia / Select, Vanessa / Modellink, Felicia / Elite
REDDRESS in London 22–25 September 2011
REDDRESS is an installation and performance space in the form of a colossal, red dress. It is designed by Aamu Song from design duo COMPANY she forms together with Johan Olin. REDDRESS was shown during the London Design Festival 2011 in September at an East London venue York Hall.
I was entitled to operate as the Producer of the event working as part of the team of the Finnish Institute in London.
Photo: Kate Elliot
OK Talk Helsinki/London book by OK Do was launched in September in London. Following the 2010 talk series at HEL YES! and Helsinki Design Week, design think tank OK Do has now published the first OK Talk book, which is edited by OK Do and designed by Åh.
I was invited in London 2010 to take part in discussion around the theme Strategies of participation.
Out of Fashion is a publication and exhibition project by three young photographers, Siru Kivistö, Ida Taavitsainen and Eeva Rinne, who share an interest in fashion as a form of art, craft and communication. Out of Fashion, a unique photographic magazine, is published both in London and in Helsinki, Finland, and an exhibition with the same name was held both in London in May and Helsinki in August 2011.
I was invited to write an article in the publication where I question does fashion belong in a museum, gallery or an exhibition venue for contemporary art?
Visual artist and illustrator Laura Laine had her debut solo show Ghosts in Kunsthalle Helsinki project space Studio on April 29th–May 29th 2011. The exhibition consisted of 9 unseen life-size portraits that were unique prints of pencil and felt-tip pen drawings.
I worked as the curator of the exhibition. Laura and I prepared the show over a year and it was fantastic to work with such a lovely and talented person as she is. Take a look at her stunning portfolio. Since then she has been awarded as the Young Designer of the Year 2011 by Design Forum Finland and the Fashion Illustrator of the year by Elle.