Artek celebrates 80 years by hosting Artek Talks
in Helsinki on 16 October 2015
On the occasion of its 80th anniversary in 2015, Artek will host an evening of talks in Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall on Friday, the 16th of October at 17.00.
When the architect and designer couple Alvar and Aino Aalto, the arts patron Maire Gullichsen and the art historian and critic Nils-Gustav Hahl founded Artek on 15 October 1935 in Helsinki, one of the most unusual and ambitious projects in the history of furniture was launched. The founders conceived Artek as a platform for modern art, industry, interior design and propaganda. From the very beginning, they saw Artek as a vehicle for entering into a multi-layered dialogue with the international avant-garde and intensifying cultural exchange with the world.
Eighty years later, Artek Talks intends to shed light on various disciplines that shape the cultural landscape of today. Moderated by Helsinki-based architect and educator Tuomas Toivonen, individual lectures will be given by the following speakers:
Irma Boom, Graphic designer, Netherlands
Amie Siegel, Artist, US
Jean-Philippe Vassal, Architect, France
Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle, Finland
Held at Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Artek Talks are open to the public, and free tickets can be reserved until October 10.
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Friday October 16, 2015
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Room
Mannerheimintie 13 e
00100 Helsinki, Finland