The Night of the Arts in the Design Museum

Thursday 18 August from 4 to 10 p.m
In the Design Museum / Free entry

The Night of the Arts will be celebrated on Thursday, August 18, 2022. The Design Museum is open late into the evening, and the museum is free to enter from 16:00 to 22:00. The evening’s program includes guided tours, performances, a discussion and a sketching workshop in the Design for Every Body exhibition space. You do not need to register for the programs in advance.


16-22 Free entry
16-19 Performance: One sentence love story (nonstop)
17 Guided tour in Finnish and English
18 Guided tour in Finnish and English
20 A discussion about the emotions evoked by the environmental crisis and art as a way
to face them
19-21 Sketching workshop
22 Presentation of the work: Näkymä vastarannalta (“View from the opposite shore”)

Performance: One Sentence Love Story

One Sentence Love Stories is a 3-hour participatory diptych performance that explores the tensions between public and private space and challenges what and whose personal backgrounds are allowed to be public knowledge and in what form. The purpose of the performance is to archive, honor and monumentalize different experiences of love. It is related to graffiti painting and its uses throughout history. You can arrive and leave the performance at any time. Olga Spyropoulou (born 1985, Athens) is a performance artist and writer based in Helsinki.

Sketching workshop

In the workshop, sketching is tackled by exploring, wondering and experimenting together. The workshop focuses on sketching a familiar or unknown person using various techniques with the guidance of the Design Museum’s workshop guides. Participants are offered instructions, ideas and exercises for sketching, so previous drawing experience is not required. The sketching workshop is held in the main exhibition space on the second floor, and you can stop by the non-stop workshop according to your own schedule. No advance reservations, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshop is suitable for all ages, and the languages ​​of the workshop are Finnish and English.

Alusta pavilion program
The Alusta pavilion is located outside in the museum yard between the Design Museum and the Architecture Museum.

At 8 p.m
A discussion about the feelings evoked by the environmental crisis and art as a tool to face them. The speakers will be docent Panu Pihkala from the University of Helsinki and artist Patrik Söderlund from IC-98 artist duo.

At 10 p.m
As the sun goes down, a work by the artist duo IC-98 called Näkymä vastarannalta (“View from the opposite shore”) is displayed.


Welcome to spend the Night of the Arts at the Design Museum!

Photo: Paavo Lehtonen


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