Experience seven museums
The event ‘Experience seven museums’ spreads on the museums at the Helsinki centrum on Wednesday evening 23 November. The multi-artistic performances create surprising encounters and interpretations in the middle of the exhibitions including improvisational theatre, poetry and live music.
The Helsinki City Museum has two art experiences:
Hoes through the ages – erotic poetry and descriptions of sex work
Actors Aleksi Holkko and Hanna–Kaisa Tiainen invite visitors to the City Museum’s ‘Hoes’ exhibition to hear descriptions of sex work in world literature and erotic poetry from biblical times to the present day. Come, sit and listen to the texts in the evening or order an experience customised to your preference. Languages include Finnish, Swedish, English and French.
The texts are read continuously during the evening between 17:00 and 22:00.
Photo: Maarit Hohteri
Installation invites into a world of imagination, and to regard one of the core elements of sex work: creating fantasies. In this living installation, performers from different fields of sex work create a soft, sensual fantasy world, inviting and guiding the viewer to rise above the mundane and scratch the ostensibly glamorous surface of sex work.
The installation is repeated continuously during the evening between 17:00 and 22:00.
“Sex work’s relationship to fantasy is partially making them possible. Everybody needs a little bit of fantasy and I think it often even helps people remove themselves from the chaos of the everyday.”
“We create a world of fantasy and try not to get lost in it ourselves – we live off of it, threading the borderline and trying to survive this hellscape of a society by turning ourselves into images of heaven.”
“Part of my professional skill set is morphing into a fantasy. And out of that fantasy I make a product that I sell.”
Performers: Tara Atrox, Luna Blades, Endia Jade, Camilla Rantanen
Artistic Production: Luna Blades
Photo: Mira Eskelinen
The Design Museum, Villa Hakasalmi, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki City Museum, Natural History Museum, Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Kunsthalle Helsinki are open later than usual. Free entry from 17:00 to 22:00.
The museums are located within a short walking distance. Let your feet take you to great art experiences! See the full program: tapahtumat.hel.fi/en