Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as Ptarmigan during these years.
Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.
artHOP is a socially engaged participatory hopping between places. Some places will already be artistically charged (e.g. the gallery), whilst other places will challenge us to think about them in artistic ways (e.g. a dog show or industrial site). artHOP is a leisurely (yet active) Saturday afternoon hopping group and will meet every couple of weeks (please check this site for dates and locations). 3-4 places will be visited each time. Welcome along!
The first artHOPon Saturday 2nd April will focus on gallery spaces. We will meet at 2pm on the street level of Kalevankatu 18B to check out Milla-Kariina Oja’s exhibition at Hippolyte photographic gallery. From there we will venture down to Uudenmaankatu 35 to see Sampo Malin’s exhibition at Huuto Galleria, following this we’ll stroll down to Forum Box (Ruoholahdenranta 3a) to experience the work of Kaisu Koivisto. And last but not least we will complete the days hopping by visiting the Hietalahden kauppahalli and consider it within an “artistic” frame.