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Outsider Art Festival arrives at HAM 19.-22.8.2021

11.8.2021 8:02

Photo: Pekka Elomaa

Outsider Art Festival will take over Helsinki from 19 to 22 August and invites everyone to celebrate cultural equality! OAF gives voice to the outsider artists by presenting a vibrant collection of music, visual arts, performing arts, films, and life stories. OAF is a partner festival of Helsinki Festival. Festival’s website: 

Events held at HAM:

OAF Showcase event: Visual arts group exhibition 19.-22.8.

The OAF 2021 group exhibition highlights imaginative, curious, brave and misunderstood artists, wolves, Elvises and Samantha Foxes. No need to follow trends and artwork – fuck the rules! The OAF exhibition shows what is important and what is not talked about. A mere glance is not always enough, and things are not always what they seem from the outside. The exhibition features works by Markus Metsälä, Greger Grönholm, Katja Kanerva, Satu Nekala and Jaana Miettinen.

The works will be on display at HAM from 19 to 22 August and on sale at the online store of Pertti’s Choice. The works can also be viewed in the virtual Gallery, which is open 24/7. The OAF Virtual Gallery is free of charge and you can access the Gallery from August 19th here.

Exhibition opening will take place in the festival opening ceremony in Oodi. Curators Riina Noro, Milla Göös and mentor Jani Leinonen will introduce the artworks and artists. The event is organised in collaboration with Arilyn, Frame and HAM. Read more about the event here. 

The event is free of charge. Max 10 persons at the same time.⁣⁣

OAF Workshops and artist meet & greet 21.-22.8. 13-16

Outsider Art Festival’s workshops and artist meet & greet bring the audiences into the world of outsider art and artists. Workshops and artist meet and greet are held on the 21st and 22nd of August 2021 13-16 o’clock. OAF performing arts showcase’s artists are participating in the events. Events are organized by OAF and HAM. You can read more about the workshops and artist meet & greet from here.

The event is free of charge. Max 7 persons can participate workshops at a time.