KITA – House of Kinetic Arts

KITA – House of Kinetic Art’s summer exhibition “Interventilaatio” opens on Sat 17.6.2023

The exhibition is an independent part of the summer exhibition “Beyond Everything” at the Haihatus Art Centre. KITA OPEN -multiartfest is the closing event of the exhibition on 26-27.8.2023.

The 2023 summer exhibition will focus on the alliance between kinetic art and immersiveness and mixes two inherently interactive and playful artistic mindsets. The exhibition includes performative sculptures and installations, sound artworks and multi-sensory experiential spaces that invite visitors to immerse themselves deeper into the floors of the building. The works are site-specific, inspired by the details of the KITA building and its surroundings, and this summer will even extend to the KITA’s waterfront. The movement-based works work with a variety of mechanics, materials, physical phenomena and analogue electrical devices. The exhibition is created by a cast of artists known from kinetic art and immersive theatre: Erik Alalooga, Artemisia Vulgaris collective, Johanna Latvala, Henna Matanuska, Panu Ollikainen, Essi Pitkänen, Jenni Sormunen, Antti Tolvi and KITA’s artistic director Tuomo Vuoteenoma.

KITA was opened to the public in 2022 when a residential building that had been deserted for decades was renovated into an exhibition space for kinetic art.The surprising dimensions of the gallery and its location on a spectacular waterfront plot at the corner of Nelostie and Joutsansalmi make KITA a special place to visit.

Instagram: @kitagalleria
KITA 17.6.-27.8.2023 / opening hours: wed-sun 11-18 / midsummer holiday 23.-25.6 closed
KITA OPEN -multiartfest 26.-27.8.2023
For information and interview requests: Tuomo Vuoteenoma +358 50 3693839,
Tickets: 10 € / 8 € / Haihatus joint ticket 20€ – KITA is a Museum Card (museokortti) destination.
Address: Tokerontie 11, 19650 Joutsa

INTERVENTILAATIO, a new kinetic art exhibition playfully twisting senses with immersive elements KITA 17.6 -27.8.2023 Artists: Panu Ollikainen, Artemisia Vulgaris -collective, Erik Alalooga, Antti Tolvi, Johanna Latvala, Essi Pitkänen, Jenni Sormunen and Tuomo Vuoteenoma. The Exhibition is curated by Tuomo Vuoteenoma.

KITA – The House of Kinetic Arts is an art gallery dedicated to kinetic art. The main activity of KITA is the summer exhibition, which is open from 17th of June until the 27th of August in 2023. KITA is situated Joutsa, optimally next to highway 4 on the lakeside. The gallery is constructed in an abandoned house, which has been lately recovered by local Arts Center Haihatus. The exhibition encourages human curiosity in natural phenomena. The house is full of art machines, kinetic illusions and other specimens of fascinating multi-arts artefacts.


The artists in the gallery’s first exhibition are Kati Hyyppä, Jari Johannes, Antti Immonen, Mimosa Pale, Walerija Peter and Tuomo Vuoteenoma, last of whom being the artistic director of the house. The exhibition features kinetic sculptures, installations, graphics, sound and light art, and performances.

Kita opens in Joutsa, right next to E75 road on the lakeside. The house has been abandoned for decades and has lately been converted as a special gallery of kinetic arts . The roots of specializing in kinetic art can be found in years of work on the Haihatus’ Avantgardevekkula exhibition concept, where one emphasis has been on kinetic sculptures and installations. It is an art exhibition that encourages human curiosity, with works that are visually impressive but also with challenging contents.

Kita is open 2.7. – 7.8. Wed-Sun 11-18 and August weekends Sat-Sun 11-18. The exhibition can be found at Tokerontie 11, Joutsa. A café and toilet facilities as well as a parking space for cars are located in the vicinity of nearby Huttula -restaurant.

Tickets: 10/5 €. KITA is a Museum Card destination.

Kita’s operations have been strongly supported by Restaurant Huttula by handing over its property to Haihatus and the LEADER support granted by the Central Finlands ELY Center.

For more information, please contact Tuomo Vuoteenoma, Artistic Director, at:



KITA OPEN -multi arts picnic was held on 6.-7.8.2022 In the pictures, instances of Tomasz Szrama performance at Joutsa abandoned Mall. Photos: Antti Immonen

The KITA OPEN event on Facebook.

KITA also happens in winter!

Sun 12.2. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

KITA – House of Kinetic Art and Art Institute Haihatus and the municipality of Joutsa organize the Lumikita event around the lower shore of Huttula. See info and fotos here