The Lux Helsinki light art festival starts tomorrow

The center’s art collection starts at Kansalaistor and extends through Hesperianpuisto all the way to TAHTO, the Sports Culture Center at the Olympic Stadium. BEAM, a 30 meter long and 9 meter high light installation by the English design and manufacturing studio Lucid Creates, will dominate Mäntymäki’s field. The piece, created in collaboration with Polestar, transports the experiencer to another time and place with the help of changing colors and sounds – this time to a more emission-free future. Check art collection in the city center.

Ruoholahti’s art collection stretches from Ruoholahten Market to Kaapelitehta. Turquoise, a video installation by Kaapeliaukio visual artists Kaisu Koivisto and Anna Nykyri, who study the color of the water in the , which is affected by, among other things, pollution, eutrophication and blue-green algae. The turquoise picture layers show the world of living creatures, aquatic plants, waves and sea animals, depicted with the help of a microscope. Check Ruoholahti art collection.

Suvilahti’s art collection can be experienced outdoors as well as in the Kattilahalli and in the concrete gas meter. The Dresses by the South Korean artist will be shown in Kattilahalli Tae Gon Kim, whose beautiful, eerie, large-scale fiber optic dresses glow in shifting colors. Each of the dresses on display tells its own story. Check art collection in Suvilahti.

In addition to these three collections, light works can also be seen in the Kanneltalo, Malmitalo, Stoa and Vuotalo cultural centers when Lux is open. Check the work of cultural centers. Visitors can also experience gallery-sized artworks Lux In exhibition in Valssaamo and Puristamo at Kaapelitehta. Lux In was opened yesterday and is open daily from 15 to 22 on January 8. until.

Visitors can also admire the light works already in front of Lux Helsinki when the lights come on Lux Korkeasaari on the 26th of December. The works there can be experienced daily from 10 am to 7 pm on January 8. until. There is a separate entrance fee to Lux Korkeasaari. From each entrance ticket and from each visit made with an annual pass, €1 is donated to snow leopard conservation work.

Lux Helsinki is a free, barrier-free event for the whole family on January 4-8, 2023 from 17:00 to 22:00. Lux Korkeasaari operates from 26.12.2022 to 8.1.2023 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and there is an entrance fee. The festival is organized and produced by the Helsinki Event Foundation. The artistic director of Lux Helsinki is Juha Rouhikoskiwhose curatorial team also includes Immanuel Pax, Lari Suominen, Mia Kivinen and Ilkka Paloniemi.

Lux Helsinki’s partners are Korkeasaari Zoo, the Italian Cultural Institute, Polestar and .

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Source: City of Helsinki, event organization department

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