Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Highlights from autumn events at EMMA!

© Paula Virta / EMMA
© Paula Virta / EMMA

The events programme for autumn 2023 is now published on our website. We have something for visitors of all ages.

You can take a guided jogging tour of public art in Tapiola or think about art out loud in our galleries. The EMMA Talks series of discussions and expert meetings provide in-depth insight into current exhibitions and topical themes.

You can also attend our popular art workshops on Saturdays or enjoy concerts at the museum. By popular demand, the LiveLOVE dating event will be held once again in November after a few years’ break.

Art runs and open workshops

Held for the first time last spring, the Art Run tours continue in August. The tour takes you jogging to view public artworks located near the museum. At the end of August, open art workshops return from the summer break. Held every Saturday, the workshops are designed for all ages and their themes change weekly. Children can participate with an adult, while adults are welcome to attend alone as well. You don’t need to speak any Finnish to attend the workshops. 

The last two Saturdays in August will feature the last performances of the Metamorphosis exhibition by artist Hannaleena Heiska and dancer-choreographer Minna Tervamäki. Attendance to the performances must be registered in advance – check out our website for booking information.

Discussions, talks and thinking out loud

The first EMMA Talks event of the autumn will explore the coexistence of humanity and nature as well as the perspectives art can offer on the issue. The two panelists are researcher Riikka Hohti and art historian, Professor Riikka Haapalainen. The moderator is researcher-artist, art educator Henrika Ylirisku. After the discussion, members of the Children of the Anthropocene research team will conduct a multi-genre storytelling exercise in the exhibition space. 

The EMMA Talks in November features artists Maarit Hedman and Anu Haapanen who will talk about art, equality, and their own practices. Hosted by critic Sini Mononen, the discussion will also explore the situation of disabled artists in Finland. Simultaneous speech-to-text interpreting will be provided for the entire event. The talk is part of the DiDa – Disability Day Art & Action festival and can also be attended remotely. The festival will include expert tours over the course of the autumn, covering current exhibitions from a variety of perspectives. 

At the end of October, artist Katarina Reuter will discuss her exhibition Black Crow Blues, which will open at EMMA in the beginning of that month. The show is part of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize Reuter was awarded in 2022. The talk will be in Finnish and Swedish. During the Katarina Reuter exhibition, the public will have an opportunity to test the new Think Aloud method, either to share their own experiences of the exhibition or listen to other visitors’ thoughts about the art on display. 

Music and dating in the museum 

On the first Friday of each month from September to December, April Jazz Club + WeeGee will bring live music to the museum. Rundfunk, a concert by PianoEspoo, will showcase the many ways in which keyboard instruments can be played. Featuring several performances, the concert will culminate in the Finnish premiere of Enno Poppe’s cult piece Rundfunk. In November, EMMA will be hosting the fourth instalment of the LiveLOVE dating event. Organised collaboratively by EMMA and Deittisirkus, the event combines dating with art and design. 

Public guided tours of exhibitions at EMMA are held every week: on Friday at 17.30 and on Sunday at 13.00. More info about the subjects and themes of the tours can be found on our website. Unless otherwise stated, attendance at events is free with a museum ticket. A list of all our autumn events can be found here. Mark your favourites in your calendar now!

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