Workshop at the Ateneum Art Museum
IHME comics workshop & exhibition
Contemporary Art Festival and the Ateneum Art Museum organized two
workshops at the beginning of April where the participants got to
imagine a different world through comics. The workshops were led by
visual artist Katja Tukiainen.
The comics drawn by the participants are exhibited in April at the
Railway Square in the Helsinki city center. They are displayed on
billboards that are usually used for election posters. The
workshop participants get to have a say about what they would change in
the world if they were a Wonder Woman or Wonder Man. 19 people took
part in the workshops, and one comic strip from each participant is
featured at the exhibition.
open competition was held in autumn 2013 where the audience got to
choose the artist to lead the workshop. The audience voted as
their favorite the “A New World through Comics” workshop by Katja
Tukiainen. The workshops were part of the program of the IHME
Contemporary Art Festival 2014 and of the 125th anniversary
celebrations of the Ateneum Art Museum. In addition to the workshops,
the participants got a chance to visit the Tove Jansson exhibition at the Ateneum Art Museum during the workshop weekend.
The exhibition of IHME Comics takes place during 16 April – 27 April, 2014.