Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Event

Espoo Day: Street art and heroes from Nairobi

© Meeri Lehto
© Meeri Lehto
  • 31.08.2024
  • 11:00 - 17:00
  • WeeGee
  • Free entry

Make graffiti art with street artists, walk the streets of Nairobi using VR glasses and visit all the exhibitions for free!

 

PROGRAMME:

 

12–15 | On the streets of Nairobi via VR glasses!

How do you believe in something better when life is giving you a hard time? Young people who grew up homeless in Nairobi survived the streets, jail and a spiral of addiction. In a cooperation project with the Helinä Rautavaara Museum, they familiarised themselves with the problems faced by Finnish youth and created a touching exhibition that aims to offer relatable and hopeful insights.

You can now step into the streets of Nairobi using VR glasses and experience the one-day exhibition From Zero to Hero in the lobby of the WeeGee house in a pop-up of the Helinä Rautavaara Museum. Journalist Kaisa Viitanen will also talk about the creation of the exhibition.

You can visit the exhibition according to your own schedule.

 

12–16 | Try your hand at graffiti-making at WeeGee 

Street artists Pete “Hende” Nieminen and Marko “Acton” Saarelainen will be running a non-stop graffiti workshop. No prior experience is necessary. Come and paint graffiti in WeeGee’s yard!

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