Programme

ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival
10.-15.9.2019

The 18th edition of ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 10th and 15th September 2019. Internationally celebrated, award-winning artists from around the world will once again present their projects in Kuopio.

The theme and focus for the 18th edition of ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival is death. The programme traces various iterations of death in an attempt to open-up thinking around our relationship to it and to the many sets of phenomena that surround it. Ideas die, eras end, materials become obsolete, things break, technology supersedes itself, places are abandoned, the natural world is destroyed, social and political ideals are overthrown, and plant, animal and human life is finite.

Artistic directors Johanna Tuukkanen and Gregg Whelan are looking forward to this year’s festival:

"We’re surprised it’s taken us 18 years to get here. Ideas of death, its impact, its social and cultural standing, its place in human life, its place in all life, has been one of the key drivers behind artistic practice for centuries.

So how does contemporary art speak to this most contemporary, and ageless, presence in our lives?  That’s the central question driving ANTI’s 2019 programme; what new practice, what new experience, new knowledge and new joy can we locate in thinking about and working about death?”

During the festival week, we will award ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, one of world’s most exciting cultural prizes. This year the prize nominees will be present their pieces in Kuopio during the festival.

We’ll also host the fourth Future DiverCities Lab in Kuopio.

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Thursday 12.9.  18.00

Friday 13.9.  18.00

Saturday 14.9.  18.00

Old Kuopio Museum | Kirkkokatu 22, Kuopio

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Tuesday 10.9.  18.00

Wednesday 11.9.  18.00

Thursday 12.9.  16.00

Alavan palvelukeskus | Siikaniemenkatu 4, Kuopio
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Tuesday 10.9.  14.00-17.00

Wednesday 11.9.  14.00-17.00

Thursday 12.9.  14.00-17.00

Friday 13.9.  14.00-17.00

Saturday 14.9.  12.00-16.00

Sunday 15.9.  12.00-16.00

Puijo archery field | Suurmäentie 85, Kuopio

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Tuesday 10.9.  7.00-18.00

Wednesday 11.9.  7.00-18.00

Thursday 12.9.  7.00-18.00

Friday 13.9.  7.00-18.00

Saturday 14.9.  10.00-15.00

University of Eastern Finland, Snellmania building’s lobby | Yliopistonranta 1, Kuopio
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Tuesday 10.9.  10-12, 16-18

Wednesday 11.9.  10-12, 16-18

Thursday 12.9.  10-12, 14-16.00

Friday 13.9. 10-12, 14-16.00

VR Konepaja | Pohjolankatu 1, Kuopio

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Wednesday 11.9.  19.00

Väinölänniemi, Kuopio
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“In Japan they teach as part of the school lunch program that plants give their lives in order for the people to live.” Read more ▸

Thursday 12.9. 19.00-20.30

Galleria Ars Libera | Suokatu 30, Kuopio
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Wednesday 11.9.  17.00

Sankaripuisto | Suokatu 45, Kuopio
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What is Good Death? Can you prepare to face death? How does religion relate to death? Read more ▸

Thursday 12.9.  18.00

Friday 13.9.  17.00

Pohjois-Savo Region Hall | Sepänkatu 1, Kuopio

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2.-15.9.2019

Open to public 3.-14.9. 13.00-17.30
H-talo | Haapaniemenkatu 20
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ANTI Festival hosts the fourth Future DiverCities  Lab in Kuopio before and during the festival! Read more ▸

Friday 13.9.  15.00

Saturday 14.9.  10.00

Hapelähteen puisto | Snellmaninkatu 41, Kuopio
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Cancelled

Soft Variations is an ongoing project that strives to both empower local POC communities and unsettle questions of contemporaneity and neutrality. The process started spring 2019 with a series of sessions and continued in August with a more intensive workshop period. Due to an unfortunate injury the performance part of the project has been postponed to ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2020.

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Friday 13.9.  19.00

Kultttuuriareena 44 | Kauppakatu 44, Kuopio
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Performance is part of Shortlist LIVE! and nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Award.

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Friday 13.9. 21.30

VR Konepaja | Pohjolankatu 1, Kuopio
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Performance is part of Shortlist LIVE! and nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Award.

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Saturday 14.9.  14.00

Sotku teatteri | Suokatu 42, Kuopio
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Performance is part of Shortlist LIVE! and nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Award.

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Saturday 14.9. 17.00

VR Konepaja | Pohjolankatu 1, Kuopio
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Performance is part of Shortlist LIVE! and nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Award.

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Tuesday 10.9. – Sunday 15.9.

Kuopio city centre, various locations
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Saturday 14.9. 21.00-01.00

VR Konepaja | Pohjolankatu 1, Kuopio
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Age limit: 18

The Shortlist LIVE! programme culminates at the ANTI Prize Party club! Read more ▸

Wednesday 14.8.  17.00-19.00

Wednesday 11.9.  17.00-19.00

Wednesday 16.10.  17.00-19.00

Kukka- ja hautauspalvelu Rosanna | Vuorikatu 25, Kuopio Read more ▸

Monday 9.9. – Saturday 14.9. 9.00-18.00

Kuopio Market Square | Kauppakatu 45, Kuopio

Visit the Festival Centre to ask for more information, get the programme prints and spend time with us!

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