Manifesta 12 and Palermo – Scrambled Art & Culture
IKITOMU visited Palermo in the summer of 2018. Our main focus was the Manifesta 12 Biennale, but we also did a series on Alab, a network of artisans working to rejuvenate the historical town center of Palermo.
Last year, IKITOMU stumbled upon Istanbul Pride. Consequently, we also got to talk with the local police. Luckily, nothing serious happened to the protesters (or us), but that made us dig out some facts about the regrettable recent history of the event.
Sirpa Särkijärvi combines figurative and abstract in her paintings
Artist Sirpa Särkijärvi has created a unique painting style that is expressive but still has recognisable motifs, usually humans. Her paintings have been acquired by many museums and collections. She lives and works in Turku, FInland.