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Micro Galleries: Disrupting Climate Disruption

Micro Galleries: Disrupting Climate Disruption

Sick of climate inaction? So are we! So we are starting a new movement: a global day of creative action on the day of the UN Climate Action Summit. While people sit in rooms discussing the urgency of slow change, we will be all over the world, creating small change with urgency! And we want YOU to be part of it.

**Disrupting Climate Disruption: Global Day of Creative Action.**

Registration is now OPEN!

www.microgalleries.org/dayofaction

On the 21 September, we are calling out for you to mobilise within your community, and develop, present and document a public, creative response to climate disruption; impact the world right where you are.

This work can be ANYTHING: mural, performance, installation, a reading, a poster, projection mapping, music – anything you want to contribute that heightens the awareness of this issue, and creates positive change – for your community, and the global community.

Climate disruption art makes the biggest threat to our existence a cultural reality, and provides a way for us to include the voices of the most vulnerable communities around the world.

So we are going to put climate disruption art everywhere and make it accessible to everyone. GET INVOLVED!

Don’t have an idea but want to participate? No problem, as one of our artists, Adam Kuby, has created an open source project called “Sea Level 2080” so anyone can be an artist and activist! Just sign up, download all the information and installation guide. It’s simple, but powerful.

Head to our website to learn more about the project, how you can be involved, download information and materials, and revel in the fact you took action, and made something cool for your community to boot!

Ars Libera performance

Ars Libera performance

Our performance Water Rituals this June 30th at Gallery Ars Libera in my hometown Kuopio, Finland. At the upstairs of the gallery we showed an installation of my photographs and downstairs we held the performance part of Water Rituals. Music and piano performance by Anniina…

Kuopio Performance

Kuopio Performance

30th of June we are having Water Rituals performance in Kuopio Gallery Ars Libera. Welcome!! Here is an article local newspaper Viikkosavo wrote about it. A Festival of Performance Art. <3

Summer sun

Summer sun

Waiting for the summer in Finland, island hopping and forest walks. Fresh air and midnight sun <3

On the high

On the high

Two years ago in the high mountains of North Iran. Wishing to go back soon!

Underwater Altars

Underwater Altars

Water Rituals at Sibelius Museum

Water Rituals at Sibelius Museum

Our performance at Sibelius Museum 27th of February 2019. Thank you all for coming and making a special evening with us. With Anniina Lehtinen.










Signs of the sacred

Signs of the sacred

Similar signs of the sacred found in the ancient water fountains in Rome and Kathmandu alike.

Water Rituals Turku

Water Rituals Turku

Welcome! 27th of Feb in Turku, Sibelius Museum. Looking Forward!!

Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings

Happy holidays to everyone! And a lot of snow.

Patan exhibitions vol 3

Patan exhibitions vol 3

Our communal artwork we did together with the other Kathmandu Micro Galleries residency artists turned out to be a snake going around the area. Locals joined in on making it and after used the recycled materials for their own needs. In Nepal a snake is…

Patan exhibitions vol 2

Patan exhibitions vol 2

Exhibition at Kaalo101 gallery in Patan, Kathmandu held at the time of MIcro Galleries Kathmandu. Here my works and the work of Kianoush Ramezani in the middle.. 

Patan exhibitions

Patan exhibitions






From the exhibitions in Kathmandu, installation of Water Rituals in the tunnel next to the gallery Kaalo101. All the artists installed their works in the streets and open spaces like this. Community joined and became part of the artworks. 

Kathmandu arts

Kathmandu arts

It was so inspiring to meet some young talents of Kathmandu in the artist residency of Micro Galleries in Patan. Here’s one of them, James, who also participated in the residency with around 15 of us.  Follow him on instagram james.bataasey

Kathmandu skies

Kathmandu skies

              My heart is broken by the beauty of this place and its people. I wish I could stay longer, but I am so happy to have had this chance to participate in the artist residency here in Patan,…

Water Rituals in Helsinki

Water Rituals in Helsinki

 

 

 

 

Couple of photos of Water Rituals- performance in Helsinki Asbestos Art Space. Thanks to everyone for coming to see us <3

See you soon!

Kathmandu Residency

Kathmandu Residency

  Micro Galleries Kathmandu coming closer! Check out the program here and if you have a possibility come and join us there.    

Welcome

Welcome

Warm welcome to our performances next week   Water Rituals   2nd of November, 2018, Asbestos Art Space, Helsinki, Finland Mäkelänkatu 45 at 19h00.   30th of October, 2018, Sound Museum, St Petersburg, Russia / Finnish Culture Institute of St Petersburg Ligovsky pr., 53 at…