12:00 – 18:00

14–23 July 2023, opening on 13th of July
Sotkamo, Vuokatti, Tipasoja
Opening hours and program tba
Free entry


In July 2023, Porin kulttuurisäätö is out of office with #Holiday365 exhibition about holidays, tourism and work, exploring their potential and essence. The site-specific and event-based exhibition will be open to the public from 14 to 23 July 2023 and takes place in Sotkamo, a town in North-Eastern Finland.

Sotkamo, known for its baseball and diverse sports and leisure activities, is largely built around tourism offering endless trails, an artificial tropic in a spa, and various recreational opportunities. Both the built environment and the centralised tourism highlight the expectations and contradictions we have for a holiday and its setting: on the one hand, it requires certain conditions to be enjoyable, but at the same time a memorable holiday also involves surprises and uniqueness. The holiday is an institution, a livelihood, a privilege, and a much expected break from the demands of our society. One’s holiday is another one’s job, and different professions – such as the artist and the athletes – are conceptualised and conceived in different ways.

Artists Dylan Ray Arnold & Océane Bruel, Riikka Keränen, Katriina Kettunen & Olga Spyropoulou, Heidi Kilpeläinen, Paola Jalili, Mayumi Niiranen-Hisatomi, and Anna-Sofia Sysser are joining us on #Holiday365

Visual identity and illustrations by Maria Sann.

The exhibition is realised in collaboration with Sotkamo municipality and supported by Kone Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland. 

Fri 14 Jul 2023 – 23 Jul 2023 12:00 – 18:00