Jeremy Deller’s IHME Project and 24 Hour Rockshow in Helsinki

Jeremy Deller’s IHME Project and 24 Hour Rockshow in Helsinki

IHME Helsinki

Original photo: Bill Owens.

March 10, 2015

IHME Contemporary Art Festival 2015

Jeremy Deller
Do Touch 
IHME Project
March 16–22, 2015, Helsinki metropolitan region

IHME Days: 24 Hour Rockshow & Acid Brass
March 27–29, 2015 

Old Student House

Jeremy Deller’s Do Touch brings objects from historical museums into public spaces
Jeremy Deller‘s Do Touch is the seventh IHME Project, art project in the public space of metropolitan region commissioned and produced by IHME from an internationally recognised artist. In this project the artist will take exhibits from Helsinki’s museums and present them in public spaces. For an instant, past and present are one, as people are encouraged to hold and examine anything from a piece of a meteorite to a packet of fake Viagra. 

The artist has selected the objects together with the staff of the collaborating museums. The IHME Project will be realised in partnership with the following museums in Helsinki: Customs Museum, Design Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki City Art Museum, Military Museum, Museum of Technology and National Museum of Finland.

The venues in Helsinki: Shopping Mall Itis, Shopping Mall Kaari, Shopping Mall Kamppi, Kisahalli Sports Hall, Kompassitori, Helsinki Railway station. In Espoo: Leppävaara Health Center. In Vantaa: Shopping Mall Myyrmanni.

IHME Days: Rock docs and techno brass
Along with the IHME Project, IHME and Jeremy Deller are staging two works as part of the IHME Days event at the Old Student House, Helsinki, on the weekend of March 27 to 29. 

From Saturday to Sunday, March 28 to 29, IHME is showing Deller’s compilation 24 Hour Rockshow. This stunning 24-hour rock-documentary marathon consists of rock documentaries from the 1960s up to the present—films rarely seen on the big screen, including Cracked Actor, Björk: Biophilia Live, Gimme Shelter, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, and Saimaa Ilmiö by Aki & Mika Kaurismäki. IHME will also be showing news footage from Yle TV archive about rock music and its fans.

IHME also has the pleasure of showing one of Jeremy Deller’s breakthrough works, Acid Brass from 1997, as part of its 2015 programme. Acid Brass consists of six classic techno tunes chosen by Deller, which are played by the 30-strong Töölö Brass Band. This unique performance will take place on Friday, March 27 at 17h on the steps of the Old Student House in Helsinki. 

The talks programme of the Festival includes a seminar on the topic “The Artist as Curator.” How can the methods, the stages of production or the concept of the exhibition used in a curator’s work in themselves also be tools of artistic expression? And, on the other hand, can a curator work like an artist, and what does that mean? Dirk Snauwaert, the founding director of WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, will give a historical survey of the topic in an international context. Joining in the discussion will be professor, artist Matts Leiderstam, director of the Johann Jacobs Museum Roger M. Buergel, artist Jeremy Deller, visual artist Mika Taanila and artist, curator Jenna Sutela. The seminar is moderated by artist and scholar Jyrki Siukonen. On Sunday Jeremy Deller will discuss the new commission realised in Helsinki with Ralph Rugoff, director of Hayward Gallery, London.

Admission to all events is free.

Full festival programmehere.

IHME Contemporary Art Festival
Pro Arte Foundation Finland
Kalevankatu 4, 2nd floor
00100 Helsinki
T +358 45 1240096 / info [​at​]


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