Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Kutikuti was awarded with the first Do it yourself Finlandia

Uutisia osoitteesta: www.helsinkibiennale.com

Kutikuti was awarded with the first Do it yourself Finlandia. The awarded collective is also one of the studios exhibiting at Helsinki Biennale 2008.

Kutikuti is a studio and association working for new and artistically high quality comics. The studio, founded in 2005, is the only one in Finland dedicated 100 % to comics. The Kutikuti studio located in Kallio, Helsinki, Finland is the working place for twelve artists – read more at www.kutikuti.com.

By this award Helsinki Biennale wants to honour and bring to front voluntary Finnish art activities at a grass-root level. The award consists of a strong respect showing handshake and a box of Finlandia vodka. The founder of Helsinki Biennale and DIY Finlandia award curator Aki-Pekka Sinikoski awarded Kutikuti while two skinny boys were playing a trumpet serenade in the background.

”Kutikuti has created not only their own master pieces but also their own channels of distribution. They have been doing pioneer work to grow the knowledge of Finnish comics abroad. Kutikuti also promotes comic art in Finland not only by teaching and publishing comics but also by participating in arranging the Helsinki Comics Festival. Helsinki Biennale wish them more mighty milestones on the planet of Kutikuti. May the force of Finlandia be with you” says Sinikoski.

Helsinki Biennale 2008 is still open at the Design Museum Helsinki (Korkeavuorenkatu 23) for one week, last day Sunday January 25th, 2009.