Program

Event: RAPPU exhibition
Time: 2.11. 18:00–21:00, 3.–4.11. 11:00–21:00 & 5.11. 11:00–17:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Language: English, Russian, Finnish
Age recommendation: no age limit
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: The RAPPU exhibition by art duo SASHAPASHA, curated by Anastasia Isakova, is part of the CulturaFest programme in Helsinki and Vantaa.The installation will represent an entrance to a Russian apartment block, with the elements of social communication on different levels; a door of a communal flat with bells, mailboxes with advertising leaflets, a staircase and a smoking spot. This will become an exhibition setting for Finnish artists, thinking about Russia in their work.
 
The project authors are an art duo SASHAPASHA (Alexandra and Pavel Rotz). They are artists and designers, also acting as curators, DJs and musicians. sashapasha.com
 
The exhibition is curated by Anastasia Isakova, specialist of Finnish language and literature, member of international group of curators P14.

Finnish artists: Jari Silomäki, Kimmo Sarje, Petri Kaverma, Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Heidi Hänninen, Annu Kapulainen, Jan Kaila ja Veikko Björk.

 

 

 

Event: Kids' Corner: Peter the Piglet
Time: 2.11. 18:00–21:00, 3.–4.11. 11:00–21:00 & 5.11. 11:00–17:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Language: English, Russian, Finnish
Age recommendation: no age limit
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: Like all children, Peter the Piglet is mastering the craft of transformation. A random chair instantly becomes a car, a tractor or an airplane, and the lid of an ordinary cooking pot – a wheel; the room turns into a street, stones into candies and fallen tree leaves into banknotes. But the most amazing transformations that the Piglet performs are of himself! Barely introduced in the thick pages of mini cardboard books by Liudmila Petrushevskaya and Alexander Reichstein, the Piglet suddenly became a national emblem, a folklore character, that lives its own life, independent from its creators.
 
Come to the kids’ corner of Peter the Piglet to read short stories together, to meet their main character or an old friend, to experience the power of imagination and to remember, how exactly it works when something ordinary becomes extraordinary and magical, no matter how old you are!
 
Activities in the kids’ corner are organized on October 16th–17th, and October 19th–20th at 9–9:30 and 10–10:30. Participation is free of charge, please register in advance.

 

 

 

Event: Matrёshka Dating
Time: 2.11. 19:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Language: multiple languages (English, Finnish, Russian)
Age recommendation: no age limit
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: Organized for the first time ever at the CulturaFest, performance marathon Matrёshka Dating will introduce its public to a selection of intercultural art projects, that are in the process of being implemented in Finland in 2017. A continuous artistic action is created, based on the principle of the famous doll; as part of one general performance, new performances appear one after another, during which participants present themselves and their current projects. The audience can take notes while following the performances, and formulate questions to the artists. After the performance, the spectators will have an opportunity to talk with each of Matrёshka Dating participants in person.

The performance is curated by Vera Lapitskaya.

 

 

 

Event: Open Discussion On Contemporary Theatre
Time: 3.11. 17:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Language: English
Age recommendation: no age limit
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: An open discussion on contemporary theatre in Russia and Europe will be held during CulturaFest. Marina Davydova, the editor-in-chief of Teatr magazine, theatre historian and critic, and the leading Finnish director Juha Jokela will discuss the present boundaries of theatrical art, and where they could drift in the nearest future.

 

 

 

Event: Reading of the Play The Second Act. Grandchildren
Time: 3.11. 19:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Language: Russian, Finnish
Age recommendation: 16+
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: CulturaFest will host the Finnish premiere of staged reading of the documentary The Second Act. Grandchildren, with the participation of professional actors and audience. The project is based on interviews with descendants of those who were involved in the punitive apparatus of the Soviet state, and took part in the repressions in one way or another. These are real stories told by our contemporaries, who discovered details of true biographies of their ancestors. Project authors: Mikhail Kaluzhsky and Alexandra Polivanova. Режиссёр – Эсси Ряйсанен.

 

 

 

Event: Workshop for Teenagers Prison Outside
Time: 4.11. 12:00–14:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Age recommendation: older children (13-19 years)
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: CulturaFest will host a workshop that is part of the project Prison Outside. With the help of artistic practices, the workshop participants will proceed to thinking about the words "freedom", "сonviction", "participation", and their meanings. Under the guidance of Sonny Black, a rapper who spent many years in prison and is now engaged in social practices, and artists Anastasia Artemieva and Arlene Tucker, a number of rap texts will be written and translated into visual format. Each of the workshop participants will have an opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts, and thus become a part of a shared history.

 

 

 

Event: Pervorossiyane (1967) movie screening, open discussion
Time: 4.11. 15:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Language: Russian, English
Age recommendation: 16+
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: Finnish premiere of a drama movie Pervorossiyane (1967), directed by Yevgeni Shiffers and Alexander Ivanov, will be part of the CulturaFest. A poetic legend about  workers of the Narva outpost, who left Petrograd to build a commune in the Altai, leaves a strong impression with its avant-garde aesthetics. The film, made on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, was almost immediately forbidden and banned from distribution, so the film stayed on the shelf in archives until 2009.

 

 

 

Event: The Man Who Was Too Free (2016) documentary movie screening, open discussion
Time: 4.11. 18:00
Place: Kino K13, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Language: Russian, English
Age recommendation: 16+
Price/Registration: Free admission

Description: Finnish premiere of a documentary movie The Man Who Was Too Free (2016) will be part of the CulturaFest. It tells about life, work and death of Boris Nemtsov, that were closely tied with Russia's history durting the past 25 years. The Man Who Was Too Free won the White Elephant award of the Russian Guild of Film Critics as the "Best Documentary of 2016". The screening will be followed by an open discussion with the movie directors, Vera Krichevskaya and Mikhail Fishman.