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in Finnish

For the eleventh time, the Rauma Art Museum will stage the Rauma Biennale Balticum - a biennial showing of contemporary art of the Baltic countries presenting current and interesting themes and artists. The 2006 biennial has the title "Wake up!". Its theme leads viewers to consider awareness and presence from the perspectives of both the individual and society - from the spiritual and the meditative towards discursive approaches and activism. The exhibition features twenty artists from nine countries, representing a wide range of techniques and perspectives.

The works will be on show in the exhibition rooms and yard area of the Rauma Art Museum, in different parts of the city centre and in Old Rauma. Kaarina Kaikkonen's "From the Depths I Call to You", rising from the river towards the sky, is located near Rauma Church. Some of the works are of project form, such as Sauna Obscura by Heidi Lunabba, which will be at Rauma for only the opening weekend. This floating sauna in Rauma Canal will be heated for guests to the opening on 9 June from 9 to 11 p.m. and 10 June from 5 to 10 p.m., and on 11 June for the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 10 p.m. The sauna will be shown to the press on Friday 9 June from 3 to 5 p.m.

The official patron of the exhibition is Mr. Hannu Saha, chairman of the Arts Council of Finland. The catalogue includes an article by Reijo Kupiainen, PhD, and interviews with the participating artists. The catalogue focuses on accessibility and readability. It is distributed free of charge and will be used in a pedagogical programme for local schools after the summer. The graphic design of the catalogue is by Henri Tani.

The post-opening party, to be held together with the Lönnström Art Museum, will begin at 9 p.m. in the lobby of the Rauma Theatre. This event will feature the artist and musician Catti Brandelius alias Miss Universum from Sweden ( http://www.missuniversum.nu/) performing for the first time in Finland.

The exhibition working group of Rauma Biennale Balticum 2006 Wake up! includes Heikki Horila, Janne Koski, Henna Paunu, Pauliina Monto-Kokkonen and Mika Kallioniemi.

Catti Brandelius (Sweden)
Factory of Found Clothes (Russia)
Roman Dziadkiewicz (Poland)
Gints Gabrans (Latvia)
Hanna Jaanisoo (Finland)
Kaarina Kaikkonen (Finland)
Alice Kask (Estonia)
Jacob Kirkegaard (Denmark) &
Tessa Knapp (Germany)
Markus Kåhre (Finland)
Heidi Lunabba (Finland)
Marko Mäetamm (Estonia)
Anu Pennanen (Finland)
Vitaly Pushnitsky (Russia)
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Denmark)
Ralf Schreiber (Germany)
Liina Siib (Estonia)
Laura Stasiulyte (Lithuania
Sirja-Liisa Vahtra (Estonia)
Kathrine Ærtebjerg (Denmark)

Catti Brandelius
Miss Universum -performanssi lautalla Karaköyn ja Kadiköyn välillä
Miss Universum performance on ferry between Karaköy and Kadiköy, Istanbul 2003 Photo: Fatos Ustek
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Factory of Found Clothes (Russia)
Ilyan takki Utopiavaatteiden myymälästä
ILYA’s COAT from The Shop of The Utopian Clothes
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Roman Dziadkiewicz
Uudelleenkirjoitettu Robinson (Päiväkirja), projekti/esine, 232 A4-liuskaa, muste, 2005
Rewritten Robinson (Journal) project/object, 232 sheets of A4 paper, ink. 2005
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Gints Gabrans
Kulku seinien läpi
Passing Through the Walls, 2005
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Hanna Jaanisoo
Välineet prinsessan löytämiseksi
Equipment to Find the Princess 2003
162x80x50 cm, teräs, ruostumaton teräs/steel, stainless steel
Sijainti/Place: Hauenguano, Rauman Taidemuseon pääoven edessä/ in front of Rauma Art Museum´s entrance
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Kaarina Kaikkonen (Suomi/Finland)
Syvyydestä minä huudan, 2006 miesten pikkutakit
Sijainti: Rauman kirkon ja joen välinen puisto
From the Depths I Call, 2006 men's jackets
Place: Between Rauma Church and River
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Alice Kask (Viro/Estonia)
Nimetön/Untitled, 2005
Lyijykynä, akryyli/Pencil, acrylic
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Jacob Kirkegaard (Denmark) & Tessa Knapp (Germany)
Tessa Knapp: Parantola/Sanatorio, 2004
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Markus Kåhre
Nimetön/Untitled, 2005
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Heidi Lunabba (Suomi/Finland)
Sauna Obscura, 2004 puurakenne, kiuas, linssit
Sijainti: Rauman kanali Sauna avoinna 10.6. 17-22 11.6. 10-13/17-22
Sauna Obscura, 2004 wood construction, sauna stove, lenses Location: Rauma Canal Sauna open 10.6. 17-22 11.6. 10-13/17-22
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Marko Mäetamm (Viro/Estonia)
Uni, DVD, kesto: 10 min 9 sek
Musiikki: Pia Fraus, Tuottaja: Andres Tali
A dream, DVD, duration: 10 min 9 sec,
Music: Pia Fraus, Producer: Andres Tali
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Anu Pennanen
Anu Pennanen, Tallinna-projekti/Tallinn Project, 2006
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Vitaly Pushnitsky (Venäjä/Russia)
Heijastus I, 2005, öljymaalaus esineelle
Back Light I, 2005
oil painting on object
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
CockSong, 2006, Photo: Jesper Jon Sørensen
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Ralf Schreiber (Germany)
Elävät osat / Versio 47, 2005. Living Particles / Version 47, 2005.
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Liina Siib (Estonia)
House of sleep, 2004, digital video on DVD
kesto/duration: 12 min 23 sec
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Laura Stasiulyte (Lithuania)
Juhla/Gala, 2005, video.
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Sirja-Liisa Vahtra (Estonia)
Lehdistökuva/Press photo

Kathrine Ærtebjerg
Eläimet tulivat aina hänen luokseen kun hän sitä eniten tarvitsi
The animals always came to her when she needed it the most, 2003
Öljy kankaalle/Oil on canvas
Lehdistökuva/Press photo
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