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Artists' Association MUU

The Artistsʼ Association MUU represents and promotes professional artists working across a wide range of disciplines in the fields of media and experimental arts. MUU was founded in 1987 out of the need of having an association for artistsʼ working with video, performance, installations, environmental art, sound art etc. The Finnish word muu means something else. In December 2011 MUU has 600 artists members.

MUU gallery

Besides contemporary art exhibitions, MUU gallery and MUU studio arranges video screenings, concerts and performances by artists and curators from Finland and abroad. Yearly more than 150 artists are taking part in MUU's program.

MUU Media Base

MUU is networking between different organisations, festivals and schools bring together innovative practitioners from all brances of new media arts. MUU Media Base is a digital working space with the aim to support creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies.

AMORPH! Performance Festival

Important MUU Festivals and Events are among others Amorph! International Performance Art Festival that has been arranged since mid 90's. The 9th french-finnish Amorph!, year 2008, was organized both in Paris and in Helsinki. Amorph! 2006 was the largest gathering than ever before of different fields of performing arts, varying from sound to theatre and dance. Amorph! 2003 was a summit of the Micronations.


International Sound Art Event Audio Autographs opened up year 2009 for a sound in media programme, organising events, seminars and workshops, with a netradio as it's main meeting point. Audio Autographs is a Nordic sound art project with an international outlook. Based in MUU Finland, its aim is to promote contemporary sound artists. Audio Autographs includes a number of activities. MUU FOR EARS -CDs are a series of sound art publications, presenting Finnish, Nordic and International sound art.

MUU FOR EARS Sound Box, 2011. Photographer: Timo Soppela
MUU FOR EARS Sound Box, 2011. Photographer: Sakari Viika
Sami Pennanen, "Malevich black pixel vs. drive-by fashion shoot", photograph, 2011
Sami Pennanen, "Iran DMC", drawing, 17 x 12 cm, 2011
Sami Pennanen, "dres and distress", photograph, 2011
Reijo Kärkkäinen, "Reflection", mixed media on paper, 30 x 21 cm, 2010
Reijo Kärkkäinen, "King of the Nature", ink on paper, 30 x 21 cm, 2011
Reijo Kärkkäinen, "Camping", ink on paper, 30 x 21 cm, 2011
Mikko Kuorinki, "Summer Parade", video, duration 2:41, 2010.