Surrender to art: Helsinki Festival will take place from 19 August to 5 September
“The artist Brian Eno has aptly said that while we humans often seek control, it is an important role of art to help us to surrender. To give up control.
It required a global pandemic to remind us that we can never control complex systems, and that art is more valuable to us than ever in these times.
Surrender to art. Spend a day at Eno’s exhibition at the music center, take a wristband to Wonderfeel, witness Charmatz’s 10,000 Gestures at the Cable Factory, request a courtyard concert with your neighbours or order an art gift to a loved one.
It takes courage to surrender to art, but we can together. Welcome to Helsinki Festival 2021.”
Marko Ahtisaari, Artistic Director