Photo: Maija Toivanen/HAM/Helsinki Biennial 2021
Patsastellaan is an ongoing project by James Prevett where artists are invited to make a new public work (party) for a public sculpture in Helsinki. They re-activate public sculptures and stimulate their public consciousness. What do we choose to mark/celebrate/commemorate and why?
In summer 2021 Patsastellaan will focus on Muuri – The Wall by Töölönlahti. James will collaborate with Maarit Mustonen and another artist on several live events in August and September 2021
Performance time: 15:00
The Wall, an installation situated on Töölönlahti Bay by artist Joni Kärkkäinen and choreographer Jukka Tarvainen that invites people to encounter art through movement and self-initiated activity. Tarvainen will additionally direct a performance Get Down From There – And Other Warnings in which pro parkour athletes and professional and amateur dancers interact with The Wall. Open workshops will be held at The Wall throughout the summer of the Biennial, as well as a special event organized by artist James Prevett, Patsastellaan – Parties for Public Sculpture. The work will also serve as a venue of the Flow Finland parkour tour.