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Eliisa Suvanto Appointed Program Manager

Suvanto will start in her position in September together with Artistic Director Paul O’Neill.

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Paul O’Neill Appointed Artistic Director of Checkpoint Helsinki

"We believe that Paul’s experience of curating, writing, teaching and developing organisations will be beneficial to the whole art scene in Finland.”

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Checkpoint Helsinki is seeking a Programme Director

We are seeking a professional with an excellent knowledge of contemporary art and a clear vision of the future tasks and roles of a contemporary art organisation. Applications must be received by 31.3.2017.

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Museums, Nations and Migrations – A Conversation with Joanna Warsza, Peggy Levitt and Hanna Snellman Moderated by Terike Haapoja


Salon 10.12.2016 - Utopias of Helsinki and rewritten histories

In Checkpoint Helsinki’s final event of the year, we will discuss utopias of Helsinki through four publications that are linked to our recent projects: Finnish Landscape, Remembering Silences, Next Helsinki and An Error in Helsinki. Book launch and discussion on Saturday 10.12.2016 at 16:00-19:00 at SIC (Tyynenmerenkatu 6 C, 3rd floor). Welcome!

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Visiting Finnish Landscape - public programme

A series of events – discussions, film screenings, workshops and guided tours – will accompany the Finnish Landscape exhibition throughout the summer. Welcome!

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Finnish Landscape opening day at Seurasaari Open-Air Museum 11.6.2016

An all-day opening program with a guided tour by the curator of Finnish Landscape, Joanna Warsza, talks and performances by the artists of the exhibition and a lecture by special guest Clementine Deliss.

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Checkpoint Helsinki’s future undecided – City of Helsinki funding coming to an end

The three-year funding – totalling about 800,000 euros – granted by the City of Helsinki to start up the contemporary art organisation Checkpoint Helsinki runs out at the end of 2015. The long-term future of the organisation is at the moment completely open.

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Checkpoint Helsinki x Radio Helsinki – radio play: Festival 1962

Established history interprets the 1960s in terms of a confrontation between East and West. Minna Henriksson, Elina Izarra, Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur and Ahmed Al-Nawas take a fresh look at the situation and trace some forgotten aspects of the 1962 youth festival.

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Q&A: Klas Eriksson

Why pink, why orange?

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Saara Hacklin: Five words on zero magic by Goldin+Senneby