Thank you for ANTI Festival 2017!

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival took place between 19th and 24th September 2017 in Kuopio, Finland. The festival brought together artists and audience from across Finland and almost 10 different countries. 13 000 participants attended festival events in Kuopio and over 30 000 people followed us on social media. Thank you to the festival artists, […]


Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury announced winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

Media release 23.9.2017 Tania El Khoury is the winner of the 2017 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, announced at the ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio, Finland (Saturday 23rd September 2017). The Prize – now in its 4th year – is the world’s only International Prize for Live Art, and at €30,000 […]


ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art – Jury Statement 2017

As Jury members of this extraordinary and unique prize, we begin with an expression of our admiration and respect for all the 2017 shortlisted artists. Tania El Khoury, Sethembile Msezane, Alexandra Pirici and The vacuum cleaner, your diverse range of experiences and practices – created across and between social, environmental and political contexts is exemplary. […]


Artist Talk with the Live Art Prize Nominees and last year’s winner on Sat 23rd at 12 pm.

Media release 22.9.2017 Welcome to meet with the winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2016, Terike Haapoja (Finland) and the 2017 short listed, presented by two nominees, Sethembile Msezane (South Africa) and Tania El Khoury (Libanon). Artist Talk on Saturday 23rd Sep at 12.00 pm. in the restaurant Intro (Kauppakatu 20)! The other nominees […]


Pertti Martikainen: Global Flood – How a scientist sees the work

Pertti J. Martikainen Prof. emeritus Biogeochemistry Science and Art Science has created the basis for the development of the modern society with the innovations used e.g. in technology and medicine. Unfortunately, this development has created also global scale environmental problems, increase in the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration as an example. Therefore, science and technology have […]


ANTI Festival starts tomorrow in Kuopio, Finland!

This year’s festival theme is water. The city of Kuopio hosts the festival; site-specific artworks by artists from around the world inhabit the spaces of public life – shopping centres, hotels, city squares and ponds – and directly engage audiences in the making and showing of their work. The festival is free to attend! Programme […]


Only a week to ANTI Festival – Book you seat to these performances!

Media release 12.9.2017 ANTI Festival is free to attend, yet this year we have several performances that require bookings. Read more about these peformances and book you seat in time! Bookings to booking@antifestival.com or +358 50 303 7565 ! Inform your name, email address, phone number and the performance you want to participate in. Performances […]


INVITATION: ANTI Prize Party, Sat 23rd Sep – ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

Media release 11.9.2017 The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art will be awarded again in Kuopio, Finland. The world’s only International Prize for Live Art is 30,000 euros, with the winning artist receiving a cash prize of 15,000 euros and the same amount in the form of a production grant for bringing a new […]


Politics and Poetics of Water -seminaari ke 20.9. klo 12-15

Tiedote 4.9.2017 ANTI-festivaali järjestää vuoden 2017 tieteellis-taiteellisen seminaarin, Politics and Poetics of Water yhteistyössä Our Water-Conscious Land -projektin, Itä-Suomen yliopiston ja mainostoimisto Ad Kiivin kanssa. Seminaarissa kuullaan puheenvuoroja monialaisilta asiantuntijoilta, tutkijoilta ja taiteilijoilta, joita yhdistää kiinnostus veteen. Seminaari järjestetään keskiviikkona 20.9.2017 klo 12.00 – 15.00 Itä-Suomen yliopiston Snellmanian pääluentosalissa (Yliopistonranta 1 E, Kuopio). Seminaari on […]


NEWSLETTER 8/2017

ANTI Festival taking over the public spaces of Kuopio again ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 19th and 24th September and takes over the public spaces of Kuopio again. The festival has built a programme of projects around water as, this year, it has partnered with projects and organisations working around it, […]