Friday 12.12 at 6 pm at Arkadia: ‘Genius living in contemporary art world’ by Taava Koskinen

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to ‘Genius living in the contemporary art world’ by Taava Koskinen on Friday 12.12 at 6 pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11) 

Taava Koskinen is an art historian, writer and art journalist who has worked with different mediums for more than twenty years. In this short talk she will present her views of the past and present concepts of geniuses and hopes that it awakes questions.

The presentation will be in English but questions can be asked in Finnish as well.


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !


Genius is a concept, which we know since the antiquity (the Greeks did not have a word for it but their way of conceptualizing it was somewhat similar.) Genius lives in many forms, some nations have developed geniuses, which in their opinion are better than others. The Nazi Germany is a good example of that. From Taava Koskinen’s art historical point of view she would like to pose the question: what is ‘genius’ today? There are many publicity channels, which have produced geniuses but there are also people who want to hide their identity or put it aside, like the renowned British artist Jeremy Deller.