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.
Join us as guests for a cup of tea and a taste sensation on Saturday 21st September for a cosy and mixed presentation night called 'guesting'. Representatives from Nyte ry in Pori (Finland) will present their artist association and the activities of the artist-run Gallery 3H+K whilst representatives from Ptarmigan ry in Helsinki will present performative projects that they have been working on including a presentation about 'Taste Exchange' - a participatory food project.
The night is part of the project 'guesting' which is a meeting point between artist-run associations and interested creatives. The word 'guesting' can indicate: 1) appearing as a guest; 2) participating as a guest; 3) entertaining as a guest (e.g. guest conductor). For us the idea of guesting is predominately to be entertaining as guests (stepping into the role of host / entertainer in the space of another).
For this session of 'guesting' representatives from Ptarmigan ry in Helsinki, Nyte ry in Pori, and XL Art Space in Helsinki will become guests at the Ptarmigan space in Tallinn for one weekend. Join us on Saturday night for presentations and performances. We will also make a 'guesting' tour of artistic organisations around Tallinn. If you would like to join the tour please email us on: helsinki [at] ptarmigan.fi
Photo credits: avator image courtesy of NYTE RY titled Juuso + Sanko; Carousel image is courtesy Ptarmigan ry from the Taste Exchange/ Our Cuisine=Our Stories project.