MoA07 Festival drew 12000 admirers of visual culture to Media Centre LumA natural extension of the University of Art and Design Helsinki’s degree show, the Masters of Arts Festival has ended. The multi-faceted MoA07 Festival drew 12000 admirers of creativity and young visual culture to the festival exhibition in Media Centre Lume, the seminars and other events. Other activities took place around Helsinki as well, for instance, in the Saunabus and the premises of Stadia Helsinki Polytechnic in Arabianranta. A number of the diploma works featured at the festival are showcased in Masters on the Road exhibitions during the summer and the fall - students from Konstfack will be joining with their diploma works, too.
A number of the diploma works featured at the festival are showcased in Masters on the Road exhibitions during the summer and the fall. Gallery Norsu has invited eleven Masters of Arts to its exhibition opening in July: Jonas Englund, Saija Malila, Laura Pakarinen, Anna Ahlholm, Henna Puhakka, Tuuli Burman, Takako Akimoto, Mari Kallionpää, Midori Yamada, Tatu Hiltunen and Venla Martikainen. The exhibition adds to the international flavour of the festival, as Galleria Norsu will exhibit diploma works from Konstfack at the same time. Diploma works from the Estonian Academy of Arts were showcased at the MoA07 Festival in May.
In June, the festival’s sponsor, Sato exhibits the works of Jonas Englund, Riikka Kevo, Yodo Kurosawa, Saija Malila, Laura Pakarinen, Sami Perttilä and Matleena Issakainen in its premises. During the visit of the Norwegian royal couple, the diploma works of Jukka Planman, Mikko Koivisto, Susanna Majuri, Aino Huovio and Takako Akimoto were on show in Kalastajatorppa.
Later in the fall, the diploma works of the Masters of Arts will be on view in the Helsinki Design Week and a joint exhibition between the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Helsinki School of Economics and Helsinki University of Technology.