ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is a yearly international live-art festival held in Kuopio, Finland, which uses modern cityscapes as a stage for its contemporary art performances and installations. The event has garnered interest mainly because of its original stagings and mix of local and international artists.
ANTI is free of charge except for the opening seminar. The context-based performances and installations exhibit arts from sculpture and environmental art to dance, live art and live performances.
Artistic Directors Mrs. Johanna Tuukkanen and Mr. Erkki Soininen of the ANTI -festival received a Finnish State Prize for the Arts on November 16, 2006.
Erkki Soininen was replaced by a Briton, Mr. Gregg Whelan, who was appointed as Co-Artistic Director of ANTI in February 2007. Whelan has participated in ANTI as an artist since 2003. Whelan also works as a performance-maker, writer and co-artistic director of Lone Twin and Lone Twin Theatre.
- ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival -site
- "New Co-Artistic Director selected for the ANTI Festival". February 5th, 2007. (pdf)
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