The next IHME Festival will be held in March/April 2017.
IHME 2016 – thank you all!
The eighth IHME festival presented the Czech artist Kateřina Šedá. Her artwork delves into cooperation with people, communality and concern for those for whom contemporary art may not be so familiar. In the IHME Project of 2016 Tram Buskers’ Tour, the artist identified with the busker who amid the daily grind seeks the attention of passers-by – just like Šedá, who almost without exception produces works for public spaces.
The IHME Project took place in all Helsinki trams in March. During the four days of its existence the project consisted out of more than 300 hours of live music and it reached altogether 24 000 tram travellers! Special thanks go to Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and Helsinki City Transport (HKL) for making it possible to hear music aboard trams during the project, and with a permit this time.
IHME’s annual themes are derived from the IHME Project’s subject matter. At the heart of Tram Buskers’ Tour were the following: communities and art, connections between art and education, especially phenomenon-centred learning, and the question of what artists do when they create art.
The IHME Days event on 1-3 April was attended by almost 1,400 people. The event at the Old Student House in Helsinki was free of charge. IHME Days’ programme was designed to cater for both experts in the field and newcomers, who made up 46% of the audience.
The discussions were seen as one of the highlights of IHME Days, and Jan Verwoert was regarded as an excellent choice of keynote speaker. A number of those who submitted feedback praised the IHME Marathon artist talks and themes, and people wanted the video and film programme to continue. Marie-Louise Ekman’s art exhibition was new to the programme.
You can click here to watch footage from the festival on YouTube >
IHME thanks everyone who took the time to give feedback. IHME has sent The Ticketmaster Finland prize draw and the canvas bags to the winners by mail. Congratulations!
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The tabloid is bilingual: Finnish/English. Please see page 5 for stories in English.