Clowne Moderne

Clowne Moderne – an exhibition tour with a contemporary clown

Clowne Moderne is a site-specific exhibition tour where Janna Haavisto’s contemporary clown character Taika Ansa Idé (T.A.Idé) experiences and interprets art. The performance is contemporary theatre where the audience and the clown meet in the  midst of  modern art. The clown steps down from the stage – and together with the audience – ponders on the artwork in the museum environment. The performance asks how the communication between a contemporary clown and contemporary art can promote the interpretation and experience of the artwork. The contemporary clown represents a spectator who interprets modern art from the baselines of their own. While contemporary art creators and academic intellectuals can understand the contemporary nuances of contemporary art, a naive clown may not necessarily look at it in such a complicated manner. The clown lives for the moment, here and now, and allows the emotional state of itself lead its actions and thoughts. The performance is not based on speech – T.A.Idé may though speak a language of some kind.

Read the review in Turun Sanomat (in Finnish, pdf)

Read the interview in Turun Sanomat (In Finnish, pdf)

Performance and concept: Janna Haavisto
Mentor: Sofia Molin
Production: Grus Grus Teatteri
Photos: Frans Rinne

Recommended age limit: 12

The performance has been supported by Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Alfred Kordelinin säätiö and the city of Turku. Clowne Moderne is a part of Haavisto’s one-year artist’s grant issued by Suomen Kulttuurirahasto.

Past performances:

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
Sat 24.8.2019 at 3 PM (premiere)
Wed  28.8. at 5 PM
Wed 4.9. at 5 PM
Sat 7.9. at 3 PM
Sun 8.9. at 3 PM
Wed 11.9. at 5 PM
Sat 14.9. at 3 PM

Clown Modern Manifesti Editon 2020
Tehdasfestivaali Manifesti: Experince the Secret Garden visual arts exhibition guided by Taika Ansa Idé:

Sat 12.9.2020 at 2 PM
Sun 13.9. at 11 AM and 2 PM
Mon 14.9. at 6 PM
Sun 20.9. klo 1 PM





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