2021

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival
14.-19.9.2021

 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival takes place in Kuopio between 14th and 19th September 2021. As we approach our 20th festival, amid these challenging times, we turn to an idea that sits at the heart of ANTI Festival’s mission – free to attend for audiences, the festival is framed from within an idea of a gift. We celebrate two decades of activity, to think through the founding principle of the festival – to give, to be in the act of giving. As usual, the festival participates in various topical discussions and shakes our notions on the human, the society and the arts.

The full festival programme will be released during the summer, and we will open the booking system in August.

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  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

6.-19.9.2021
@ SEVERAL LOCATIONS, SEE BELOW
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The Collectors is a series of video pieces scattered across Kuopio’s urban spaces dealing with memories,
emotions and dreams for the future related to urban spaces and outdoor areas.

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A map for finding one another through distance. A performance about communion, distance,
and reconnection from one of the world’s most acclaimed theater companies.

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A project for strangers.

A Thousand Ways is a performance in which you are the actor and you are the audience. Your words, actions, gestures, silence, thoughts, and willingness are the tools. You need no training. You are the expert.

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THU 16.9.2021 / 16.00

@ FINNKINO SCALA, 4TH FLOOR
address: Ajurinkatu 16
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Dana Michel, the 2019 Winner of the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art presents a new work at the ANTI Festival 2021!

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TUE 14.9.2021 / 8.00-19.00
WED 15.9.2021 / 8.00-19.00
THU 16.9.2021 / 8.00-19.00
FRI 17.9.2021 / 8.00-19.00
SAT 18.9.2021 / 10.00-15.00

@ KANTTI, LIBRARY’S EXHIBITION SPACE
address: Maaherrankatu 12
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We are living in a society of spectacles where a glossy facade is often considered more important than its content. One of the ways this spectacle manifests itself in is through advertising.

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TUE 14.9.2021 / 10.00 – 17.00
WED 15.9.2021 / 10.00 – 19.00
THU 16.9.2021 / 10.00 – 17.00
FRI 17.9.2021 / 10.00 – 17.00
SAT 18.9.2021 / 10.00 – 17.00
SUN 19.9.2021 / 10.00 – 17.00

@ KANTTI, KUOPIO MUSEUM LOBBY
address: Museokatu 1
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TUE 14.9.2021    10.00 – 17.00
WED 15.9.2021     10.00 – 19.00
THU 16.9.2021     10.00 – 17.00
FRI 17.9.2021    10.00 – 17.00
SAT 18.9.2021    10.00 – 17.00
SUN 19.9.2021    10.00 – 17.00

@ ONLINE & KANTTI, KUOPIO MUSEUM LOBBY
address: Museokatu 1
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TUE 14.9.2021 / 12.00
WED 15.9.2021 / 16.00
THU 16.9.2021 / 18.00
FRI 17.9.2021 / 10.00 & 15.00

Come and meet the makers of ANTI Festival; artists, producers, artistic directors and partners in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyday the informal conversation will focus on a specific theme or topic, taking comments and questions from the audience as we go.

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ANTI Festival has started a new two-year artist residence project (2021-2022). The pilot project examines the function and potential of an international residence in the times of global pandemic.

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The HUUMA working group organises workshops open for everyone at a youth centre and site-specific performances in public spaces.

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Bus transportation to the performance leaves:

TUE 14.9.2021 / 18.00 (in Finnish)
WED 15.9.2021 / 18.00 (in Finnish)
THU 16.9.2021 / 18.00 (in Finnish)
SAT 18.9.2021 / 18.00 (in English)

@ BUS STOP MALJALAHDENKATU
address: Maljalahdenkatu, behind the City Hall

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WED 15.9.2021 / 19.00 & 22.00
THU 16.9.2021 / 14.00, 19.00 & 22.00
SAT 18.9.2021 / 12.00 & 17.00
SUN 19.9.2021 / 12.00 & 14.00

@ GALLERY ARS LIBERA
address: Maaherrankatu 3

Would you go to a performance you know nothing about?

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THU 16.9.2021 / 17.30 & 20.00

@ KINO KUVAKUKKO
address: Vuorikatu 27
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Thrilling and profound documentary film from the 2021 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art nominee, Narcissister.

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FRI 17.9.2021 / 12.00 – 16.00
SAT 18.9.2021 / 10.00 – 15.00

@ KANTTI, MUSEUM WORKSHOP ROOM
address: Museokatu 1

The students of Aalto University will host a participatory event – a set of gifts to the visiting creatures.

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FRI 17.9.2021 / 19.00

@ KULTTUURIAREENA 44
address: Kauppakatu 44

The work is part of Shortlist LIVE! Programme, and the artist is nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art award.

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FRI 17.9.2021 / 21.30

@ VR KONEPAJA
address: Pohjolankatu 1
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The work is part of Shortlist LIVE! Programme, and the artist is nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art award.

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SAT 18.9.2021 / TCB

@ KUOPIO CITY HALL
address: Tulliportinkatu 31
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The work is part of Shortlist LIVE! Programme, and the artist is nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art award.

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SAT 18.9.2021 / TBC

@ KULTTUURIAREENA 44
address: Kauppakatu 44

The work is part of Shortlist LIVE! Programme, and the artist is nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art award.

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SAT 18.9.2021 / 21.00 –

@ VR KONEPAJA
address: Pohjolankatu 1
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Age Limit: 18

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