This book marks a decade of ANTI: ten festivals, thousands of projects, hundreds of artists from every corner of the globe and a million encounters on the streets of Kuopio. It’s been a remarkable journey. The essays, articles and recollections gathered here offer both a history of the festival and a framing of the key issues at play in contemporary site specific performance practice.
Written in Finnish and English ANTIVERSARY captures the unique character of a festival celebrated across the world for its innovative approach to placing contemporary art into the spaces and places of everyday life. The book features an extraordinary series of images drawn from the archive of photographer Pekka Makinen who has documented all ten festivals to date.
One of the meanings of ‘ANTI’ in Finnish is ‘a gift’. Whether you’re a student of time-based art, a resident of Kuopio, or a reader from further afield, we hope you receive this book in that same spirit.
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival and Maahenki Oy, 2011. 198 pages, colour photos throughout, 25 cm x 17 cm.