Visual Overture - Roi Vaara: Artist’s Dilemma

Wed 18/12/2019 18:30 - 18:45
free entry


Visual Overture greets visitors to Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra concerts

Roi Vaara: Artist’s Dilemma (1997) 

Man facing a difficult choise. A performance for film. 

Roi Vaara is an internationally acclaimed Finnish performance artist. Vaara studied at the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki during 1972–75 and at Jyväskylä University 1976–77. He has performed over 300 performances and his works have been presented in exhibitions in over 30 countries. Vaara was awarded with Ars Fennica Award in 2005 and with Pro Finlandia honorary medal in 2010. Vaara is a member of the famous performance group Black Market International since 1988. He has lectured and held workshops in art colleges, universities and academies since 1989. 

Screenings: 8 December at 02:30pm-02.40pm; 13/18/19 December 6:30pm-6:40pm and 6 January 2020 at 02:30pm-02.40pm. 

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