Art Ii Biennial 2012

Along with Art Ii Biennial 2012, Ii Municipality obtained a unique Environmental Art Park which binds together the environmental art in Wanha Hamina and at KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre. The art of that biennial was prepared for the Environmental Art Park, which is located along nelostie, the national road No. 4, on the banks of the picturesque River Ii at the cape Koskiniemi. The Environmental Art Park forms a recreational area for residents and travelers alike. The partners made a preliminarily selection of artists working in their regions, and the main curator of the Art Ii Biennale, Timo Jokela, made the final choice of the artists who were to be invited to the exhibition.


Timo Jokela

Professor Timo Jokela from the University of Lapland curated this biennial. He also took part in the biennial as an artist. Jokela is the dean at the Faculty of Art and Design and the Professor of Art Education at the University of Lapland. He is also the Visiting Professor of Enviromental Art and Art Education at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. As an environmental artist, Jokela is known

for works which are highly responsive to feelings and moods and which highlight the characteristics of the locale and engage the local community. Jokela has carried out a number of environmental and social art projects to honor the northern indigenous peoples especially in the Paatsjoki area in Pechenga, on the River Virjajoki on Kola Peninsula, and on the Amur River in Khabarovsk close to the Chinese border, all of these in Russia.


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