Summer 2023: Kaiken takana / Beyond Everything

“Beyond Everything” 17.6 – 27.8.2023 

The 24th Fine Arts Summer Exhibition in Art Center Haihatus, Joutsa, Finland 

Art Center Haihatus’s “Beyond Everything” is bringing over 40 artists to Joutsa, Finland. The fine arts group exhibition is held 17.6-27.8.

The multidisciplinary Fine Arts Summer Exhibition Beyond Everything focuses on powers that influence the world behind our sensory perceptions. Different kinds of energies, the bending dimension of time and the ever-changing borders of reality come together as one!

The summer exhibition is presenting fine arts from Finnish spatial arts pioneer Marja Kanervo, video arts from Mika Taanila and Anssi 8000, sculptures from young Finnish masters such as Laura Könönen and Aaron Heino, paintings and mural works from Siiri Haarla, installations from Academy Awards Oscar Nominee 2023 for Best Music, Cleaning Women, sound arts from Antti Tolvi and J. Koho and much more! 

House of Kinetic Arts KITA is also presenting their summer exhibition Interventilation as an independent part of Haihatus Summer Exhibition, which is a brand new collection of kinetic artworks by international artists. 

The full list of artists: Erik Alalooga, Artemisia Vulgaris, Anders Bergman, Lotta Blomberg, Baran Caginli, Cleaning Women, Michal Czinege & Maija Laurinen, Santiago Delgado, Jenni Eskola, Noora Federley, Siiri Haarla, Hannah Harkes, Aaron Heino, Elisa Hillgén, Juhana Hurula, Aino Johansson, Lasse Juuti, Kallo Collective, Marja Kanervo, Anssi Kasitonni, Asko Keränen, J. Koho, Laura Könönen, Mikko Laaksonen, Johanna Latvala, Maria Mattila, Anna Miller, Panu Ollikainen, Ilmo Paukkunen, Essi Pitkänen, Risto Puurunen & Marita Isobel Solberg, Matti Salmela, Jenni Sormunen, Restlessminds, Shubhangi Singh, Mika Taanila, Antti Tolvi, Keijo Virtanen, Julius Valve, Steve Vanoni and Tuomo Vuoteenoma.

Art Center Haihatus will also hold music events in July. The two events, Music Sundays, will be held on Sunday 16th of July with the industrial-krautrock band Cleaning Women and electronic hurdy-gurdy music by Hur Hur, and Sunday 30th of July with Finnish folk artists Lätsä and A. Takalo. Both of the events will have after parties at the local Kellari bar in Joutsa center. Theater Metamorfoosi’s and Kallo Collective’s collective effort, a physical and satirical theater piece Into the Wild will be holding shows at every weekend all through July at Art Center Haihatus. More information and tickets for Into the Wild are available at the Haihatus website:

“Beyond Everything” The 24th Fine Arts Summer Exhibition of Art Center Haihatus 17.6-27.8.

Tickets 5-20€ / Museokortti (Finnish Museum Card)i

Open from Wed-Sun from 11 AM to 6 PM

Closed during Midsummer festivities 23.-25.6.

Art Center Haihatus, Jousitie 68-70, Joutsa, Finland

House of Kinetic Arts KITA, Tokerontie 11, Joutsa, Finland

More information and requests for interviews:
Official webpage of Art Centre Haihatus:

Art Center Haihatus, Risto Puurunen, phone. +358400 858 639, 
KITA -gallery, Tuomo Vuoteenoma, puh. +35850 369 3839,

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Pupurutsa at MusicSunday after party 26.7.2020

26.7.2020 Pupurutsa plays at Haihatus’ MusicSunday after parties at Ravintola Kellari. After party starts at 22:00 and the show starts at 22:30.

Pupurutsa takes influences from electro, punk and experimental music creating songs which lyrics circle around themes of politics and ecology to personal stories. The purpose of the music is to make people move on the dance floor as well as in the society. Pupurutsa is a couple years old and has played mostly in Tampere, for example in Vastavirta club and different kinds of DIY events.

According to their own words “Pupurutsa. Unlikely electronic duo. Taped spectacles. Abrupt lyrics. Wrinkly music. Stiff hips. Frigid moves. With these you can ruin even the best party. Party on!”

Check Pupurutsa’s Valtakunta demo here!

So, after Ville Pirinen and Litku Klemetti shows, make your way to Ravintola Kellari after party to check out Pupurutsa! Entrance is free of charge. Welcome!

MusicSunday hotel packets now on sale!

Art Centre Haihatus and Hotel Aatto & Elli offer a hotel packet deal for 99€. The packet is for two and it includes tickets to Haihatus’ summer exhibition and to a gig of your choice, and a hotel night with breakfast.

Litku Klemetti added to MusicSundays

Taidelaitos Haihatus is proud to announce that Litku Klemetti will be starring one of the upcoming MusicSundays shows. She will perform 26.7. as well as the previously announced Ville Pirinen.

The shows begin around 6pm and the event continues until 10pm. There’s a limited amount of tickets so make sure to get one from Haihatus’ webstore. Welcome!

19.7. Martti Servo & Napander + Veijo Peso
26.7. Ville Pirinen + Litku Klemetti
2.8. Seksihullut + Cleaning Women
9.8. Risto + Cosmo Jones Beat Machine
16.8. Aavikko + O Samuli A
DJ Salmelan Muovisorvaamo
Shows starting from 18:00 – Tickets 12€ / 10€ / 3€.

AVANTGARDEVEKKULA opens on 27.6.2020!

Art Center Haihatus Summer Exhibition is open 27.6.–16.8.2020

Exhibition’s curator Tuomo Vuoteenoma states that during the abnormal times we live in, the significance of art and imagination in people’s well-being is even more crucial than normally. “All kind of artistic activity gives an opportunity to expand, diminish, and break down the walls that are sometimes drawing in on us.”

AVANTGARDEVEKKULA is the 21st summer exhibition of Art Center Haihatus. It is open every week from Wednesday to Sunday 11–18 and it is one of the Museum Card museums.

Due to the corona virus pandemic, the timetable of the exhibition had to be changed, but otherwise the changes in the exhibition are minor, states curator Vuoteenoma. Art Center Haihatus’ area is wide, and the premises and the art-experience park enable easy-going and safe exhibition experience for the visitors. We follow government set regulations and guidelines to provide a safe exhibition environment, so let’s take good care of hygiene and safety gaps!

AVANGARDEVEKKULA is an art exhibition in which all the artworks ooze joyful grip on art making. Another connective feature between the exhibition’s artists is that many of them work within different art disciplines such as theatre and art. AVANTGARDEVEKKULA waves uniquely between naivistic installations, kinetic sculptures, and dreamy soundscapes. For example, there is an attic disco upstairs in the exhibition house where kinetic sculptures are dancing in an otherworldly manner.

Curator Vuoteenoma with his gigantic mechanical spider.

The following artists and artist groups take part in this year’s summer exhibition: Sakari Kannosto, Pauliina Turakka Purhonen, Petri Eskelinen, Maippi Ketola, Ville Vuorenmaa, Pauli Ahopelto, Katri Sipiläinen, Jaakko Mattila, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Sorbus -kollektiivi, Heidi Kesti, Mari Metsämäki, Tero Jartti, Panu Ollikainen, Jari Johannes, Esa Mattila, Kaisa Vigman, Kalle Turakka Purhonen, Absurdistit -kollektiivi, Kokeellisen elektroniikan seura, Benjamin Phillips Nozdrachev, Steve Vanoni, Ninni Luhtasaari, Antti Immonen, Jyrki Nissinen, Elliina Peltoniemi, Mikko Haiko, Risto Puurunen, Kinobox Obscura and curator Vuoteenoma himself.

Tuomo Vuoteenoma says that “Art has potential to make things that are seemingly unrelated and disproportioned to fit in the same picture. Art, making by hands, and safe scrabbling help to understand different points of views to reality and sometimes to break down statues, because after all, that is what art is: constructing and deconstructing.”

The exhibition’s curator Tuomo Vuoteenoma is Helsinki-based art field’s multitasking professional. He works actively in visual arts producing open source art events, experimental exhibitions, and performative sculptures. Oulu-born Vuoteenoma is a designer but besides his main profession, he had also worked as an event producer, a musician, and a janitor. The continuous play with artistic ideas and technical implementations has led to the merging of surprising elements into a unique operating culture, which gave birth to AVANTGARDEVEKKULA in 2018. The 4th version of the exhibition lands in Art Centre Joutsa this summer!

Update: Haihatus Summer Exhibition 2020 and Corona virus – how does it affect us?

Haihatus Summer Exhibition 2020: AVANTGARDEVEKKULA

Haihatus Summer Exhibition will be held for the 21st time in 2020. This year’s theme is AVANTGARDEVEKKULA and the curator is Tuomo Vuoteenoma.

Summer Exhibition will be organised, but corona virus has affected our timetables. We’re following the situation and regulations which Finnish government has set. Please follow our news to know how corona virus is affecting us.