Lux Helsinki 2019
Lux Helsinki light festival takes place from Saturday 5 to Wednesday 9 January 2019. The light installations will be displayed non-stop along the route between 5pm and 10pm.
Lux Morning the 9th of January 7am–9am: Shelter Seekers, The Large Pendulum, Lantern Park and Lux Architecture
Driving in the area should be avoided as much as possible during the festival. Read more about special traffic arrangements here.
The forthcoming Lux Helsinki light festival leads festival-goers from the Kansalaistori square in the city centre to the pretty district of Etu-Töölö. Satellite installations will spread the festival wider than ever before. Taking place from Saturday 5 January to Wednesday 9 January 2019, Lux Helsinki will once again present a brilliant range of light art that includes both international favourites and unique commissioned works, while also showing some of Finland’s most iconic monuments in a new light.
The official Lux Helsinki route stretches from the Kansalaistori square via Finlandia Hall and Kunsthalle Helsinki to the National Museum of Finland and has been designed as a dramaturgical series that should be seen in numerical order from start to finish.
Lux Helsinki 2019 is a truly diverse light festival that presents both new and old Helsinki: it celebrates our amazing new central library while at the same time recalling the revolutionary history of the Old Student House. Huge media screens will be transformed into tools for art that explores some of the biggest issues facing us in the future.
In addition to the twelve installations along the official route, Lux Helsinki will also present satellite installations that extend the festival for the first time across the city’s borders all the way to Hanasaari in the neighbouring municipality of Espoo. Satellite installations can be seen at the Old Student House, the Annantalo Arts Centre, the Kaapelitehdas Cultural Centre, and the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen at Hanasaari. Altogether, Lux Helsinki 2019 presents around 30 works of light art.
The event is free of charge to people of all ages, and it is accessible for persons with reduced mobility.
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