WHO? LARU ART Association is a Helsinki-based non-profit whose purpose is to promote environmental awareness, art creation and artists collaboration.

WHERE? We are located in Helsinki/Finland.

WHAT? Association has organized environmental art exhibition annually in Lauttasaari, Helsinki since 2006 and Save Vartiosaari in Helsinki since 2012. In addition association has participated Night of the Arts in Helsinki, and organized performances, workshops and has involved in many other artistic activities.




LARU ART has published a catalogue!

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Nordic Environmental Art Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland


LARU15 Human Era – Nordic Environmental Art Exhibition is an international art project that takes place at an environmentally protected shoreline area in the district of Lauttasaari in Helsinki. The project is organised by LARU ART Association, an artist-driven non-profit organisation based in Helsinki. Operational since 2005, LARU ART produces international environmental art events in which media art and performance art have both featured prominently. To celebrate its first decade in 2015, LARU ART launches a call for proposals to Nordic artists and artists resident in the Nordic countries.

Participating artists
Riikka Aresalo, Annette Arlander, Martin Binder, Sahar Burhan, Benedicte Clementsen, Juli Foos, Ingrid Furre, Saad Hajo, Lise Haurum Chirstensen, Ipe Heinonen, Heli Hietala, Sofia Hultin, Ingela Ihrman, Pauliina Jokela, Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna & Company (Sibiry Konate, Tiina Mankki, Cheick Cissokho, Issiaka Dembele, Lassina Ouattara), Anna Kinbom, Kaisu Koivisto, Anna-Lea Kopperi, Juha Sven Korhonen, Kristiina Ljokkoi, Oakalo Group (Suvi Ermilä, Pia Grüter, Riikka Keränen, Emilio Zamudio Murillo, Pia Lindman, Niko Nurmi), Leena Mäki-Patola, Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Tomas de Rita, Otto Santala, Aino el Solh and Ósk Wilhjálmsdóttir.

The theme of the exhibition, Human Era, seeks to elaborate the complex interrelations between people, the built environment and nature. Our age can with good reason be called the human era. Humanity is today impacting the earth in a way that is comparable to the forces of nature. What is the responsibility of the individual compared to the collective power of the species in the moulding of the planet?

PROGRAMME 29.8–31.8.

LARU15 opening ceremony on Sat 29.8. at 14.00–20:30. Guided tours and performances by Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna & Company, Sofia Hultin, Lise Haurum Christensen, Anna Kinbom, and Annette Arlander. https://www.facebook.com/events/1033718479971769/

Discussion panel on environmental art on Sun 30.8. from 12.00–16.00 at Verkkovaja in Vartiosaari (bus nr. 89 from Herttoniemi, connection by rowboat from Reposalmi.) https://www.facebook.com/events/767816993329975/

An evening of performance art on Sun 30.8. from 18.00–21.00 at Verkkovaja in Vartiosaari (bus nr. 89 from Herttoniemi, connection by rowboat from Reposalmi.) https://www.facebook.com/events/742784165831715/

An evening of video art, satire and closing ceremony on Mon 31.8. from 18.00–22.00 at MUU Gallery, Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki. https://www.facebook.com/events/901490586597138/

Guided tours of the exhibition and performances start at the Särkiniemi beach on Sunday 20.9. at 14.00 hours and on 4.10. at 18.00 hours. Enquiries Ipe Heinonen +358 400 432 745.



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