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The 2020 edition of ANTI Festival celebrates Kuopio’s winning nomination as the European Region of Gastronomy 2020-2021

The 19th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 27th October and 1st November.

The 2020 edition of ANTI Festival celebrates Kuopio’s winning nomination as the European Region of Gastronomy 2020-2021 coordinated by ProAgria Eastern Finland, Rural Women’s Advisory Organisation and Savonia University, and the festival theme is food.

Food is personal, private, deeply social, public, political, it speaks to industry, to production, to micro, local, national and international economies and ecologies, it is global, it is domestic. The festival programme takes on food from provocative and unique perspectives. Projects range from the intimate to the communal, we’ll be offered a window into the lives of strangers and be given opportunities to make new friends, we’ll eat together, think together, walk together and be together in ways that perhaps we haven’t for some time now.

“Let’s do the thing that has been so difficult to do this year, let’s gather together. Let’s do that in acknowledgement that many around the world cannot, that we are fortunate that we can and that we’ll value the experience anew as we’ve learnt in so many other parts of lives to not take simple pleasures for granted. Not that ANTI Festival is a simple pleasure, it’s a complicated, intense, rich, and aromatic pleasure for those that prefer a taste of something strikingly unusual”,
Artistic Directors Johanna Tuukkanen and Gregg Whelan say.


ANTI Festival hav designed the festival to take into account everything needed for us all to be safe. Please find our instructions for a safe festival experience from the festival's website.

The full festival programme will be available in September.
https://antifestival.com/en/


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