Series of exhibitions & events of political art that I've curated (or invited other people to curate).

Finnish media art distributor and

Contemporary Santa Claus Artist Association
The truth about Santa and tourist industry of Lapland.

Culture Gallery
"A digital showcase of contemporary artists from Finland". Now why did I list that here? Honestly I don't remember.

Finnish artists listed and linked, by the Artists' Association of Finland./

Forum Box
Best gallery space in Helsinki. Run by artists. Though that's of course no guarantee of any quality, but at least it empowers the artists.

The Freud Museum of Dreams
Founded by the psychoanalyst/art-theorist Viktor Mazin. A museum of Freudian ideas and a gallery of contemporary art.

Chris Hipkiss (1964–)
One of the greatest draughtsmen of all times.

Minna Jatkola
One of the best contemporary Finnish painters.

Mika Karhu (1969–)
Ruma ihminen, (tasku)lämmin sielu, kauniita teoksia. / Eh, ugly man, (luke)warm heart, beautiful works.

Jaana Kokko (1972–)
One of the best contemporary Finnish artist (painting/drawing/video). (I'm tutor/supervisor of her doctoral studies, but she's strong enough to survive my stupid feedback and pointless comments.)

Finnish National Gallery, Contemporary Art Museum. No good, but the only one we have. And they do have several works of mine in their collections too. Be that then a good sign or not.

Vasemmistolainen, puolueisiin sitoutumaton kulttuurijärjestö.

Contemporary Art Museum of Gdansk, Poland.

Dorota Nieznalska
A fine young Polish artist who is constantly persecuted in her homeland. Worth of all the support we can muster.

Paula Ollikainen (1973–)
A great Finnish painter.

Kaisa Salmi
Makes exciting actions / events / public art.

White Box
  A non-profit gallery in New York that I've collaborated with.

Adolf Wölfli (1864–1990)
Adolf Wölfli foundation has an informative site about the great visionary artist.


(I hope they are happy, not embarrassed, to be included here.)

Henna Aho
Timo Bredenberg

Elizabeth Buset
Heidi Fast
Her doctoral work's title is "Sensibility and the Fascinance of Singing. Development of an Artistic Practice Based on the Affectivity of Singing in the Conditions of Semiocapitalism." But in spite of that it actually makes sense. (I'm tutor/supervisor of her doctoral studies, because I see that. Not the other way around.
Ulrika Ferm
Ana Gutieszca
Sanna Halme
Aulis Harmaala
Miina Hujala
Riina Hänninen
Sanna Härkönen
Sampsa Indrén
Aino Johansson
Oskar Johnström
Anna-Liisa Kankaanmäki
Jonna Karanka
Katariina Katla
Anna Knappe
Tommi Lehtovirta
Vili Nissinen
Ahsan Masood
Maija Ojanen
Melanie Orenius
Nelli Penna
Leena Pukki
Kukka Ranta
Hannele Rosenbröjer
Sepideh Sadati
Sepideh Rahaa
Catrine Sohlberg
Anna Tahkola
Toshie Takeuchi
Martta Tuomaala
Laura Ukkonen
Matti Vainio
Kari Vehosalo
Christopher Wessels
Eero Yli-Vakkuri


International Brecht Society
good source

Teatro Ensalle
an adventurous independent theater in Vigo, Spain

Sanna Kekäläinen
the best contemporary dance and choreography in Finland

Mikko Kanninen
näyttelijä, teatteriohjaaja, tutkija / actor, director, researcher 

Hyvä internet-lehti ja -foorumi nykytanssista.

André Stitt
a tireless and mercyless performer

Teatteri Takomo
Hyvä teatteri. Vaikka ohjaankin sinne 2014 Hossun kaa Rakkausnäytelmän.

Helsingin Ylioppilasteatteri
Taso vaihtelee, mutta YT on tärkeä instituutio. Parhaat tekijät tulevat Suomen teatteritaiteeseen usein YT:n kautta. Saavutti ehkä tähänastisen taiteellisen huippunsa Minna Harjuniemen ja Aune Kallisen johdolla vuosina 2001–2004, mutta on sen jälkeenkin ajoittain yltänyt yhtä huimiin saavutuksiin, kuten esimerkiksi silloin kun Susanna Kuparinen (1974–) ohjasi sinne Valtuusto-trilogiansa: Valtuusto (2008), Valtuusto – Välikysymys (2008) ja Valtuusto – Välikysymys – totuus Voutilaisen kalustehankinnoista (2009).

Reality Research Center / Todellisuuden tutkimuskeskus
Exploring reality. At the intersection of theatre, performance and whatever. / Tutkii todellisuutta. Teatterin, esitystaiteen ja ties minkä kohtauspaikka.

Von Krahl Theater
I directed a play – Harmoonia – there in 2008. Von Krahl and its benign competitor Theater NO99 are I think the most exiting groups of the Estonian theater scene.

Zodiak – Center for New Dance
  Suomen tärkein nykytanssin näyttämö / The most important scene of Finnish contemporary dance


Leena Krohn
The homepage of a committed crusader campaining AGAINST me.
Keeps on her pages a good archive of public, mostly hateful, criticism that targets me and my work.
The kind of stuff that I would not bother to collect myself, so I'm grateful that she does.


A few good bits about Kathy Acker (1947–1997), the truly disturbing – and yet hilarious – author:
"Kathy Acker, clarion of entropy"
by Mark Pritchard. "Kathy Acker: Where does she get off?", an interview by R.U. Sirius. I was really into Acker's work when I was young. I even saluted her in many paintings and also in at least one video of mine (Whore and Exploit, 1995) And I'm not going to give up on her now, even though I haven't read her books in a long time. Some day I will read them again. And

Interesting pile of info and collection of links on Samuel Beckett.

A Finnish publisher. Has published two books of mine: an art book, Teemu Mäki (LIKE 2002) and a collection of essays, Näkyvä pimeys – esseitä taiteesta, filosofiasta ja politiikasta (LIKE/KUVA 2005, 450 pages).

Leevi Lehto
Runouden- ja huumorintajuisen runoilijan omat sivut. ntamon vetäjänä suomalaisen runokustantamisen tärkein hahmo nykyään.

Eeva-Liisa Manner
Tietokanta runoilijaklassikon tuotannosta.

Teemu Manninen
Runosuoni bloggaa.

Muhammad Ibn `Arabî (560-638 / 1165-1240)
has been one of the most influential authors and philosophers in Islamic history.
I have made one video work based on a poem of his, Love Flies So High, Beyond the Reach of Human Mind.

Yhteistyöni Kirsimaria Metsähuoneen ja Jaakko Nousiaisen kanssa:

A Finnish publisher. Has published three books of mine: the second print of Näkyvä pimeys – esseitä taiteesta, filosofiasta ja politiikasta (WSOY 2008) and two volumes of my poetry; Kuolevainen (2008), Rääkypönttö (2010).


My iTunes
I love music. I have thousands of CDs and many of those I've imported to my iTunes as well. For the music lovers and the curious: here is the list of albums in my iTunes.

Do The Math
The Bad Plus Blog written mainly by the pianist of the trio, Ethan Iverson. In principle I hate the very idea of blogging. I'd rather want everybody to keep their half-baked diary scribbles to themselves. Life's too short for them. But this blog is a rare exception to the rule. Healthy reading for jazz buffs that already know the Penguin guides, All Music Guide and Blue Note, Impulse and Columbia liner notes by heart.

European Free Improvisation Pages
The largest archive of info about European free jazz, online since 1995.

Morton Feldman
Chris Villars has collected nice pile of info and links about the great minimalist on his page.

The most important free jazz record label of the last 30 years.

Downtown Music Gallery
For Bill Laswell enthusiasts.

Remember Bryn Jones (1961–1999), and the many faces of his electronica: ominous, brutal, longing, funky...and always hypnotic.

Luigi Nono (1924–1990)
Archivio Luigi Nono is a site devoted to the memory and works of the great composer and communist.

Polish Jazz
Good info about the most active and adventurous jazz-scene and tradition in East Europe.

Shostakovich & Other Soviet Composers
Onno van Rijen's abundant site about the Russians.

A Finnish chamber ensemble specialising in contemporary music. Also a publishing house and record company.
Home to for example Max Savikangas (1969–), a composer I'm often collaborating with.

Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001)
great composer, architect and thinker

Tzadik / John Zorn
the record label and home of a musical genius

Darkest dub and (mostly) instrumental hip-hop on earth and below.


Voima-lehden nettiversio. Emäänsä laajempi.
"An electronic journal and archive of philosophy, seeks to promote the further development of the Critical Philosophy of Immanuel Kant."

http://www.friesian.com/ and particularly http://www.friesian.com/relative.htm

Eräs näkökulma prostituutioon.

"Ei-kaupallinen, riippumaton, vapaaseen kansalaistoimintaan perustuva suomenkielinen keskustelufoorumi taiteen asiantuntijoille."

Filosofisten, poliittisten ja taiteellisten räyhähenkien äänitorvi. Hauska kans. Edesmennyt, mutta verkossa roikkuu yhä.

Vasemmistotaiteilijat ja -kulttuurityöntekijät toimintaryhmä. Pöhkö nimi, mutta hyvää toimintaa.

Kirjoitan tämän lehden joka toiseen numeroon miniesseen, joka julkaistaan kolumnina. Tekstit löytyvät myös Voiman verkkosivuilta.

To understand the ecological-economic state of the world. / Maailman ekologis-ekonomisen tilan ymmärtämiseen.

...TEEMU MÄKI is responsible of these recommendations.

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