Rauma Triennale dates back to the Rauma Biennale Balticum, highlighting contemporary art around the Baltic Sea, that was run by the Rauma Art Museum from 1977 to 2016 and established itself as one of the most important contemporary art events in the region. The Rauma Art Museum is located in the wooden old town of Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The first Rauma Triennale invited its audience to explore boredom – a phenomenon seemingly to be avoided at all costs in our time, the stimulus-packed era of digitalisation and globalisation. Rauma Triennale 2019 – In Praise of Boredom was held on June 8 – September 15, 2019.
Rauma Triennale 2022: Imagine!
In 2022, the second edition of Rauma Triennale pays homage to the multidisciplinary artistic collaboration of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. The theme of the exhibition Imagine! What if! challenges to consider the question of what if everything were different. It celebrates the human imagination as a way to create possibilities, and it’s capabilities for peace and war. The curators of the Rauma Triennale are the chief curator of Rauma Art Museum Heta Kaisto and artist Teemu Mäki.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Emma Ainala, Petri Blomqvist, Dovilè Dagiené (LT), Mollu Heino, Eeva Honkanen, Touko Hujanen, Maippi Ketola & Harri Vähänissi, Riikka Keränen, Hanna Koikkalainen, Airi Kuronen, Marjo Levlin, Metamorfooseja (group), Kristina Norman (EE), Yoko Ono (JP/USA), Paavo Paunu, Jaakko Pietiläinen, Sepideh Rahaa (IR/FIN), Sara Rantanen, Toisissa Tiloissa (group), Kari Vehosalo and 10 poets.