THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson’s birth. Forming the centrepiece of a busy year of celebration, Ateneum is playing host to an exhibition showcasing her career as an artist, illustrator, political caricaturist, author and creator of the Moomin characters and stories.
Passport to Chilean art
ADDRESSING ethnical issues in an innovative manner, the work of Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar is being featured at Kiasma from 11 April until 7 September.
Currently based in New York, Jaar seeks a different approach to humanitarian crises, collective memories left behind by dictatorships and the concealed racism found in some media imageries.
Images of Chaplin
Hard to believe, but it is a hundred years since the birth of one of the most beloved characters in the history of cinema: Charles Chaplin’s Tramp. Clad in an assortment of clothing, and topped with a bowler’s hat and cane, Chaplin’s mustachioed creation was an immediate hit, propelling him to superstar status around the globe. A worldwide pandemic of “Chaplinitis” was thus diagnosed as his fan base grew immensely.
Comin’ to rock ya, Supersuckers
Assuming the not-too modest self-designated moniker of “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” Supersuckers are hitting Turku, Tampere and Helsinki for a three-date mini-tour.
Founded in 1988 in Tucson, Arizona, the quartet’s original name, Blood Supersuckers, was taken from a pornographic novel. Shortening their name and moving to Seattle, they recorded a bunch of singles, which were eventually collected for the album The Songs All Sound the Same in 1992. The same year saw them sign to Sub Pop and drop The Smoke of Hell.
Permanent event turns 20
THE biggest tattoo event in the Nordic countries, Helsinki Ink is taking place at the Cable Factory from 21-23 March. Organised by the Finnish Tattoo Artist Association for the first time in 1995 at the Old Student House, the exhibition has progressively grown to incorporate a wide variety of styles by different artists. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year, the event boasts a line-up that includes some 100 tattooing types from 22 countries, including the likes of United States, Canada and Japan.