Thursday, April 9, 2015

Äkkigalleria 32 - Kevät Egyptistä

This April we are bringing an "Egyptian Spring" to Jyväskylä with the work of 11 young Egyptian artists.

Yasime ElMeleegy – Cactus Borders

Seven out of the eleven artists will be coming to Jyväskylä to personally participate in the exhibition.
The work shown will include: photography, drawing, embroidery-drawing, installation, film, video-animation and performance.

Äkkigalleria will also organize a discussion about the effect of current politics on contemporary Egyptian art with the artists.

The exhibition will be open from Thursday the 23rd to Sunday the 26th of April.
The opening will be held on Wednesday evening, the 22nd of April, from 5–7pm.

Artist talk, discussion will take place on Sunday the 26th at 3pm.
The events are free of charge. Everyone is welcome!

Äkkigalleria 32
Kevät Egyptistä

Äkkigalleria 31 (eyesore)

This Äkkigalleria campaign from January 2015 went a little under the radar.

The project was organized together with a team of artists and activists from the Jyväskylä region and lasted for about 2 weeks before being dismantled by the owner(?) to make room for more advertisement!

Information about the campaign can be found in Finnish:

The organization team is considering making this an annual event.