Listen to the Forest that Grows

Season I / Spring – Summer

Exhibition open 26 April – 30 July 2022

The group exhibition Listen to the Forest that Grows, the most recent collaboration between Institut finlandais and Katja Hagelstam of Lokal Gallery, presents a selection of artworks, craftsmanship, and design.

Kim Simonsson: Moss People

Until 2 October 2022, the sixth themed edition of Lille3000, Utopia, takes over the city of Lille, its surroundings and the Hauts-de-France region. Among the numerous exhibitions, shows, workshops, conferences and installations, discover Moss People, Kim Simonsson’s monumental statues on the city’s main street, la Rambla.

Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye

On 26 April, Institut finlandais will reopen with the new exhibition Listen to the Forest that Grows alongside the new Café Maa. The exhibition will present a selection of artworks, handcrafted objects and design from Finnish and Finland-based artists.

The season will celebrate the blooming of spring and the reawakening of nature after winter hibernation, embodied by bird photographs of unusual beauty by Sanna Kannisto.

Festival Circulation(s) 2022

For the fourth consecutive year, Institut finlandais is partnering with Circulation(s), an annual European photography festival in Paris. The 12th edition of the festival is taking place from 2 April to 29 May 2022 at the cultural centre CENTQUATRE-PARIS, followed by tours and off-site events in other places in France and in Europe. 


Interview – Melissa Sammalvaara

Helsinki-based textile artist Melissa Sammalvaara’s works are modern takes on ryijy, a traditional Finnish woven tapestry. Her latest work Tuohi (Finnish for ‘Birch bark’) was commissioned by Institut finlandais as part of the exhibition Écoutons la forêt pousser, currently on display at the institute. 

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