Seven of Seven | Performance festival
Harrie Liveart, a long term collaboration between the visual artists Saija Kassinen and Meri Linna, Photo, Riikka Kassinen and @karlohiri
Seven of Seven
Every year, Club Solo art space invites an artist-run organisation from abroad to come to Breda and present their way of programming to a Dutch audience. Specifically, the idea behind these yearly invitations is to keep the concepts and the programme of Club Solo sharp. In 2022, artist cooperation Myymälä2 from Finland was invited, through the mediation and international network connections of SEA Foundations, to come over to the neighbouring city Breda. To mingle with Club Solo team members and exchange in-depth knowledge of art, running an institution and ways of programming as well as getting to know the local art scene in more depth.
Myymälä2 from Finland’s capital Helsinki is an experimental and unconventional artist group with nine members from different artistic disciplines on the board. In addition to a quick yearly turnover of approximately thirteen exhibitions a year, their public programme is flanked by a full side programme amounting to roughly 36 public events a year. Plus the downtown centre, artist-run space organises two festivals every year for performance – and live art. Since Club Solo has to date not paid special attention to performance art, the Finnish cooperative brings their SEVEN OF SEVEN performance festival format to Breda in the Brabant region of the Netherlands.
7 Days 7 Performances
The format of the programme is simple: Every day, from 6 – 12 June 2022 there is a performance from 17.00 – 20.00 hrs that is free for everyone to join at the Club Solo premises. During the Performance and Live Art festival, the whole of Club Solo’s gallery spaces are entirely dedicated to the actions and installations of the invited artists of the day. There are daily changes in the program.
On Monday 06.06.2022 the festival opens with a performance by Italian artist Egle Oddo, who lives and works in Helsinki, followed by a special performance picnic. All those who have a connection to performance art, or those who are particularly interested in performance, or just those who got curious right out of the blue are very welcome too. Free entrance in the spaces of Club Solo with a limited number and there is a LIVE / OLINE stream of the performance that can be accessed via the Myymälä2 YouTube channel
For this exceptional Hotel Solo / Seven of Seven edition come to the Club Solo premises, Kloosterlaan 138 Breda, The Netherlands every day of the week from 5 pm – 8 pm. Free entrance. Mark the dates 06.06 – 12.06.2022.
Day 1: Monday 06.06 Egle Oddo
Day 2: Tuesday 07.06 John Court
Day 3: Wednesday 08.06 Sepideh Rahaa
Day 4: Thursday 09.06 Roi Vaara
Day 5: Friday 10.06 Elvira Santamaría Torres
Day 6: Saturday 11.06 Harrie Liveart
Day 7: Sunday 12.06 Salla Valle
Can’t be there?
Join ONLINE / LIVE at Myymälä2 YouTube Channel Based on the online live stream, curator Lori Adragna writes a series of short texts on each performance. At a later date, the write-ups are collected and available in print from Club Solo.
As a cooperative of artists, Myymälä2 runs an exhibition and event space in the centre of Helsinki since 2002. Over the years, it has strengthened its position in Helsinki as an alternative space, dedicated to visual arts, experimental music, design and street culture. They present dedicated artists from different disciplines of various cultural and educational backgrounds, whose attitude toward art is experimental and unconventional.
Members of Myymälä2 wish to thank SEA Foundation for the generosity in sharing their knowledge and opening their house, Club Solo for the ingenious, fresh and friendly approach to art production, and of course Mondriaan Funds and the municipality of Breda for the support and The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Impuls Funding Noord Brabant and Saastamoinen Foundation for supporting our exploratory trips.