Kaarisilta Biennale Goes Green 2021 – English

Kaarisilta Biennale Exhibition will be held in the summer 2021 for the fifth time. This time the event has an Environmental theme. Kaarisilta Biennale Goes Green Exhibition is on display at Ersta Manor and in it´s surroundings in Lahti and in Gallery Art Kaarisilta in Helsinki  2.7.-1.8.2021. Outdoor part of the Exhibition will be open for the public till the end of September.

The theme of the exhibition reflects on relationship to nature and environment, both built and natural. The city of Lahti has been chosen as the European Capital of Environment for year 2021. Kaarisilta Biennale is involved in the implementation of the Environment year.  Kaarisilta Biennale 2021 Exhibition is supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation and Kestävä Lahti Organization.

Kaarisilta Biennale´s purpose is to present Art and Artists extensively and to gather together Finnish and international Artists and their networks. Exhibition aims also to emphasize the meaning of Outsider Art in the Art World and  to enable artistic dialog between different artists and organizations.

Open 2.7. -1.8.2021

Kaarisilta Art and Activity Center, Ersta Manor

Villähteentie 458, 15540 Villähde, Finland

Open every day from 12 to 18 o´clock.

Gallery Art Kaarisilta

Sanomatalo, 1.krs, Elielinaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Tue-Fri 11-18, Sat-Sun 12-16 (Mondays closed)

Exhibition opening

Because of the current pandemic situation we are not able to arrange opening reception. We dignify the opening of Kaarisilta Biennale Exhibition by sending a broadcast in Kaarisilta You tube channel. You can watch the broadcast starting from Friday 2nd July at noon.

Link to Kaarilta YouTube channel

Selected Artists

Kaarisilta Biennale received 212 applications, and 109 artists were accepted to this years Exhibition. Exhibitions Curator Photographer, Artist Ilkka Halso commented the selection: “I felt priviledged to explore all the artworks that were offered to Kaarisilta Biennale. The choise wasn´t easy and I was forced to leave many good art works outside the exhibition because of the limited exhibition space. I was impressed by the positive energy and intensivity trasmitted from the art works. Kaarisilta Biennale will be magnificent!”

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