ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 13–18 September 2022
ANTI Festival is undergoing a year of transformation. Just like the festival looking for its own, new path – while always sprawling out of any pre-defined positions – through the works selected for this year’s festival we will get on a journey. Many of the artworks also examine connections between different periods of time and use collective rituals to look for things that we still can – or find it impossible to – believe in and commit to in a world overshadowed by crises.
Many of the artists presenting their work at the festival have in common a desire to look past our anthropocentric worldview and, instead, immerse themselves in a connection with plants and other non-human things. We also get to explore significant places in the festival city and dream of a Kuopio of the future. We will establish a space in the city centre that allows anyone to examine the social and bodily meanings related to clothing by sewing, knitting, discussing, and spending time.
Once again, the festival week will culminate with the announcement of the winner of the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art. We will also get to experience the artworks of previous years’ winners at this year’s festival.
Bookings to the performances start in August.