"Memories" at Mannaminne, Nordingrå, Sweden

01 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015

Artist Anders Åberg began to build Mannaminne (Living memory) in 1980 on a wooded site in Nordingrå, an attempt to bring in the world, to make it a  meeting place for ideas and dreams, a place for memories. Together with his wife Barbro, friends and a team of carpenters, he has created and developed Mannaminne, which today consists of more than 60 buildings of cultural and historical value. Some are built on the spot, others have been moved here from near and far - among others a hungarian farmhouse, a norwegian stave church, an estonian house from Viljandi, a chinese pavilion. Most buildin...

"Connected" in Valssaamo, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

07 Apr 2015 - 15 Apr 2015

The Cable Factory was built during 1939-1954 and was at that time the largest building in Finland. In the 1960s Nokia set up production here until 1980s when they shut down the plant. During a transitional period the empty spaces were rented out to artists amongst others and there were serious plans to demolish at least parts of the factory. In order to preserve the factory artists and other influential cultural persons established the Pro Kaapeli association. This grassroots action attracted a lot of media attention and succeeded in preserving the factory with its valuable industrial envir...

"The Heat is On" Rocca Flea, Gualdo Tadino, Italy

10 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015

The name of Rocca Flea derives from the nearby river Flebeo, later called Flea, and it appears already in the 12th century documents. Damaged during many conflicts, the fortress was restored by one of the most powerful Roman Emperors Frederick II around 1242 and later several times renovated by for example Biordo Michelotti, the lord of Perugia. During the Renaissance the Rocca became the residence of the papal legates and, as a consequence of it, part of the interiors were decorated with frescoes. After the Unification of Italy, it was used as a prison until 1985. After that it was restore...

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