ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival

Kuopio and its surroundings, known around the world as the homebase of the ANTI Festival, will again be sizzling with fresh, forerunning contemporary art spreading around the various sites in the city. The tenth anniversary edition will proudly present, for example, the rewarded Blast Theory (UK) and Mammalian Diving Reflex (CA)Heidi Fast (FI) will be the residence artist of this year. In addition, the festival will publish a book to celebrate this tenth anniversary of the festival.

The theme of the Festival in 2011, REMAKE, REBUILD, RENEW, is very much present in the programme. This theme finds its source in the large on-going change process and the major changes in the organization of the city of Kuopio. ”This is our most exciting year, it’s amazing to think that it’s ten years since the festival began. With this year’s programme we underline everything we’re committed to – presenting innovative contemporary art in public space. We are particularly proud of our way to produce works of art among the everyday life of people; – it’s free, it’s accessible and it’s world class in terms of the artists we present. Make sure you join us for this anniversary year!”- states one of the Artistic Directors, Gregg Whelan.



Mammalian Diving Reflex (CA): The Children’s choice awards

Bryony Kimmings (UK): 7 day drunk

Christopher Hewitt (UK): Wall drawings

Brian Lobel (UK): Purge

Blast Theory (UK): Rider spoke

Aaron Williamson (UK): The marooned wildman

Lone Twin (UK): Beastie

Svop/t (NO): Viewpoints

Tryst (US): Assisted street crossing in Kuopio

The 100 year old rock’n’roll band (UK): A Song For The Decade

Kirsi Pitkänen (FI): Proclaimer

Juha Valkeapää (FI): Vocal Portraits

Pekka Mäkinen (FI): Untitled

Heidi Fast (FI): (Re)attuning choir

Gaëtan Rusquet (FR/BE): Back and forth

Elaine Kordys (UK): Analogies can make one feel at home