In addition to all the street art around Itä-Pasila district, we now bring art also indoors in Pasila Urban Art Center, a host for various exhibitions, workshops and events.

In our center we have for example changing exhibitions, books about street art, workshops, movie nights (if you have an idea about an event or activity, don’t hesitate to tell us!). Pasila Urban Art Center (in Finnish Pasilan kaupunkitaidekeskus) also has a workshop room for graffiti and street art workshops. Art also spreads to the areas around Pasila, which has turned into a real street art district.

Pasila Urban Art hosts also different kind of exhibitions dedicated to urban art. The exhibitions change approximately every 6 weeks. The exhibitions are open during the opening hours of Pasila Urban Art Center (Thu & Fri 12–18, Sat 13–16).

Pasila City Art Center is located at Kasöörinkatu 3 lh 4. Access is from the courtyard of the house.

Pasila Urban Art Center is supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation and Kuluttajaosuustoiminnan säätiö.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

“Raw and Beautiful – Anarcho Street Art from Tartu” by Stencibility
10.9.–10.10.

Participating artists: KAIRO, Edward von Lõngus, GUTFACE, k2rte, Stina Leek, müra2000
Visiting artist: k2rte, Stina Leek, GUTFACE

Today, Tartu is known as the street art capital of Estonia. It all started over ten years ago, when a couple of local teenagers visited Berlin and got obsessed with what they saw: raw, unsanctioned artworks on the streets, free for everyone to see and to add their own. Returning to Tartu, they started planning their first works and also noticed the increasing number of art pieces done by others. The artists started connecting and soon there was a tight-knit community which gave way to renowned artists and street art festival Stencibility.

The exhibition tells the story of small town Robin Hoods who are breaking the law in order to bring art to the streets and make the environment more meaningful and personal. It’s also about the attitude of making the desired change yourself instead of waiting for someone else to do it for you – public space belongs to everyone who uses it!

Tartu street art will cover not only the gallery walls, but also the streets themselves, by the works of k2rte, Stina Leek and GUTFACE. k2rte is an illustrator and graphic designer who experiments with different mediums and formats. k2rte is inspired by psychedelic sci-fi art of the 70s, anime, comics and nature. Stina Leek is a young and furious freelance artist, whose work is recogniseable by its thick and undulating graphic line and bountiful eyeballs. GUTFACE  is a low-brow artist fascinated by mythology, symbolism and world history. 

Pasila Urban Art Center hosts a special programme during the exhibition’s opening  week: Drink & Draw sketch night connects the Estonian and Finnish street artists and street art lovers. Sticker workshop is fun for the whole family, but also for everyone else who would like to create their very first sticky street art piece. There’s a teacher and various materials on spot. The auction invites street art enthusiasts to support their favourite artists and in return become a proud owner of an original artwork by a group of Estonian and Finnish artists. 

We’re encouraging the participation of everyone, so the bidding will start as low as possible: we present two works from each of the artists, one with the starting price of 1€ and another with 100€.

Taking part in the auction are Estonian artists KAIRO, GUTFACE, k2rte, Stina Leek and müra2000, accompanied by local Finnish artists Acton, Jukka Peltosaari, Plan B, Poppamaija and Taneli Stenberg. All the auction artworks can be seen on Stencibility’s web page https://tartustreetart.com/en/auction/

The bidding starts on Wednesday the 9th at 7pm and ends on the auction day on Saturday 12th when the auction takes place at the Pasila Urban Art Center. Bids for the works can be made via Helsinki Urban Art Instagram account or on-site at Saturday’s auction.

During the opening week sticker exhibition on wheels, aka Släp! sticker van, is parked outside of the gallery and it welcomes sticker fans to visit between September 9th to Saturday 12th. Check the opening times on Släp! Instagram.

The Stencibility exhibition is open from the 10th of September until the 10th of October. The opening hours are on Thu-Fri at 12pm-6pm and on Sat at 1pm – 4pm (except Sat September 12th when the exhibition is open at 1pm – 10pm).

Opening, on Wednesday, September 9th at 6pm – 9pm
Sticker workshop, on Thursday, September 10th at 6pm – 8pm
Drink & Draw on Friday, September 11th at 6pm – 8pm
Street art auction on Saturday, September 12th at 6pm – 10pm 

The exhibition is supported by the Estonian Institute and friends of the Estonian Institute. Pasila Urban Art Center is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and Kuluttajaosuustoiminnan säätiö. Refreshments for the events of the exhibition are provided by CoolHead Brew.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Concreate Urban Art Festival exhibition 8.8–5.9.2020

G-Rex x Pasila 1.7.–1.8.2020

Salaprints 4.3.–27.6.2020

Boing – Indoors, if only for a while 23.1.–29.2.2020

MION – Point of view 5.12.2019–18.1.2020

Sergei Stroitelev: Väkivallan väri 6.–30.11.2019

Otto Maja: Huono ihminen 20.9.–2.11.2019.

Helsinki Photo Festival & Nikita Hodak 8.8.–14.9.2019

Jukka Peltosaari 14.6.–3.8.2019