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ANTI FESTIVAL , Finlande 230911-021011

27 Septembre 2011 > 02 Octobre 2011

ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival is the only international contemporary arts festival in the world presenting site-specific works made for public space. ANTI – festival presents live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting and innovative artists in the Finnish town of Kuopio. Free of charge ANTI - festival is a meeting place for artists and audiences fascinated by how art shapes and responds to the places and spaces of everyday life.

The concept of ANTI is unique in the Finnish and international art scene. 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.

ARTISTS :

Blast Theory (UK)

Heidi Fast (FI)

Christopher Hewitt (UK)

Bryony Kimmings (UK)

Elaine Kordys (UK)

Brian Lobel (US/UK)

Lone Twin (UK)

Mammalian Diving Reflex (CA)

Pekka Mäkinen (FI)

Kirsi Pitkänen (FI)

Gaëtan Rusquet (FR/BE)

Svop/t (NO/IT)

THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAND (UK/FI)

TRYST (US)

Juha Valkeapää (FI)

Aaron Williamson (UK)

http://www.antifestival.com/2011/eng/info/about-us/