Lux Helsinki bigger than ever in 2019 – Granlund partnering with the event for the third time
The Lux Helsinki light festival will illuminate the capital from 5 to 9 January 2019. Granlund is one of the partners of the event. The collaboration aims to emphasize the importance of light art in the built environment.
Lux Helsinki will once again present a brilliant range of light art that includes both international favourites and unique commissioned works, while also showing some of Finland’s most iconic monuments in a new light.
Granlund is now a partner of Lux Helsinki for the third time. The Nervanderin puistikko park will feature Granlund’ title work – a 12-metre kinetic installation by Dutch artist Ivo Schoofs entitled Large Pendulum Wave, a special version of which has been created especially for Lux Helsinki based on the song Scorpius by Finnish band Op:l Bastards.
“Being in the real estate and construction industry, contributing to urban culture is close to our heart. Light art is a glorious way to increase the well-being of city-dwellers", says Pekka Metsi, the CEO of Granlund.
The official Lux Helsinki route stretches from the Kansalaistori square via Finlandia Hall and Kunsthalle Helsinki to the National Museum of Finland. In addition to the twelve installations along the official route, Lux Helsinki will also present satellite installations that extend the festival for the first time across the city’s borders all the way to Hanasaari in the neighbouring municipality of Espoo. Altogether, Lux Helsinki 2019 presents around 30 works of light art, making it bigger than ever.
“Lux Helsinki 2019 is a truly diverse light festival that presents both new and old Helsinki: it celebrates our amazing new central library Oodi while at the same time recalling the revolutionary history of the Old Student House. Huge media screens will be transformed into tools for art that explores some of the biggest issues facing us in the future,” says Ilkka Paloniemi, Curator of Lux Helsinki and Granlund’s leading expert on presentation technology.
Open 5-9 January 2019, 5pm–10pm
Lux Morning (installations 10 & 12), 9 January 2019, 7am–9am
This event is free of charge, fully accessible and open to visitors of all ages.
Main partners: Sun Effects, Clear Channel
Partners: OP Helsinki, SATO
Network partners: Granlund, Johan & Nyström, City, HYY Group, Amnesty International Finland, Local Crew, Sanoma Media Finland, Ramboll, Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen
Production partners: Bright Group
In collaboration with: U.S. Embassy Finland
The Lux Helsinki light festival is organised by the City of Helsinki and produced by Sari Väänänen. Sun Effects Oy is responsible for the design and production of the Lux Helsinki route and installations. The festival is curated by Ilkka Paloniemi ja Matti Jykylä.