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Pop Up Art House Exhibition Opening and Opening Party!

Welcome to the opening festivities of the Pop Up Art House Exhibition!

Vernissage invitation

April 16th at 6-9 pm
Diana stage, Erottajankatu 7, inner yard, Helsinki!
No RSVP necessary.

The fine art selection of Pop Up Art House spring 2014 converses about feminism using means of installation, sculpture, video and photograph. Finnish and international artists form a carnivalesque visual dialogue about definitions of gender.

The exhibition includes works by Kenneth BambergAnne Lehtelä, Kaisa Luukkonen, Sarah Lüdemann, Pia Männikkö, Anna-Sofia Nylund, Malin Nyqvist, Karoliina Paappa, Veera Salmio, Pauliina Turakka Purhonen and Anton Wiraeus. It is curated in tandem by Kaisa Luukkonen and Pia Männikkö.

Oswaldo’s Bar / Liina Kuittinen performance / DJ Risu

Welcome to the Opening Party of Pop Up Art House!

Opening Invitation

April 17th at 7 pm-2 am
Diana stage, Erottajankatu 7, inner yard, Helsinki
RSVP to info@blauefrau.com

Order a Black Russian cocktail, dance with your fears, join the Lesbian Algorithm March, dance the night away to the tunes of DJ Wino 4ever and more at the Pop Up Art House Opening.

Oswaldo’s Bar / #Lesbianalgorithmmarch / DJ Wino 4ever / VJ Shadow with Linnea Hasander / Surprises / People / Art



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Nia Playshop @ Pop Up Art House – CANCELLED


I’m giving a Nia Playshop at Pop Up art House in Helsinki April 26th at 2 pm. This is a great chance to try it out for the first time, but also works very well for all of you seasoned Nia dancers!

Music, Movement, Magic! Playfully exploratory, appropriately challenging, free and guided movement in perfect proportions. Nia is movement on the terms of Your Body and a stimulating combination of dance, strength and relaxation. Get connected to yourself, your fellow dancers and the world around you!

Feel free to continue your afternoon at Pop Up Art House – a smoothie in the bar after the playshop is included in the price!

Time: Saturday April 26 at 2 pm
Place: Pop Up Art House, Diana stage, Erottajankatu 7, Helsinki
Duration: 2 h 30 min
Language: English
Participation fee 30€/25€, registration to riikka.wallin@gmail.com
Instructor: Riikka Wallin, Nia White Belt Teacher

EveryBody welcome!

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Yesterday Blaue Frau‘s performance Blaue Frau do Paul Auster had its premiere at Pop Up Art House in Helsinki. Finally indeed!


Photo: Timo Wright


Photo: Timo Wright

It’s been a process of many years, and I’ve been involved in it here and there since 2011. The performance opens up the process to the theatre goer and reflects upon it in comparison to the first book of Paul Auster’s New York trilogy, City of Glass. There’s a blurry line between what is real and what is fiction -and whose reality is described. I think this is exactly where the brilliance of the performance lies. Sonja Ahlfors, Iida Kuningas and Joanna Wingren are able to tell the story and convincingly blur the lines, travel between reality and fiction, and take the audience on a captivating journey through their lives and the story they have created. Sometimes they stray from the story to open up discussions, questions and thoughts that working on this project has evoked in them, but they always manage to pull the audience back into the intrigue.

You should all definitely go and see this performance!

You can see it at Pop Up Art House, Diana stage, Erottajankatu 7 in November and December. Performances in Nov: 22, 25, 26, 27 (sold out), 28, 29 at 7 pm. Performances in Dec: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 7 pm. Tickets 20 €/15 €, netticket.fi, 0600 399 499 (Mon–Fri at 9 am–9 pm, Sat-Sun at 3–9 pm), info@blauefrau.com or at the door (cash only)

And for all you non-Swedish speakers, the performance is translated into English live.


Photo: Timo Wright