JONAS MEKAS "THE SIXTIES QUARTET"

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Jonas Mekas. Photo: Liz Wendelbo © Jonas Mekas

In the Kontti gallery, Kiasma presents a selection of Jonas Mekas’ films from the 1970s through to the 1990s.

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Born in Lithuania, Mekas fled from his native land in 1944 and finally settled in the United States. His circle of friends included writers, musicians and artists, such as Andy Warhol, Nico, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Salvador Dalí, all of whom can also glimpsed in his films. The exhibition provides historical and thematic background information to media art exhibitions shown in Kiasma in 2013.

Jonas Mekas “The Sixties Quartet”
Date: May 17th – September 29th, 2013
Open Hours: 10:00 – 20:30 (Tuesday, Sunday till 17:00, Saturday till 18:00)
Closed on Mondays
Admission fee: 10/8 €, under 18 years free
Free admission on the first Friday of the month at 17:00-20:30
Place: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki
Tel: +358 (0)9 1733 6501
http://www.kiasma.fi

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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