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ASEM 6 Arts And Cultural Programme: The Year Of Asian Cultures

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13 Feb 06 - 04 Nov 06 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department Visual Arts Culture



This year-long event in Finland attracted 135,000 spectators and resulted in a series of 20 radio programmes on Asian subjects with an estimated 2 million listeners.

Consisting of exhibitions, performances, lectures, and film screenings, The Year of Asian Cultures was implemented in co-operation with a curatorial team designated by the Ministry of Education of Finland. It offered its mainly European visitors an insight into the diverse cultures of Asia. The events were distributed around the whole country, with main events taking place in and around Helsinki and Tampere.


Veli Rosenberg

Jukka Miettinen


Asian Film Festival

Exhibition Of Asian Shadow Puppets

Puppet Theatre For Children

Dances From The Shores Of Indian Ocean

Exhibition On Continuity And Change Of Southeast Asian Textiles

Chamber Music Series: Traditional Chamber Music From Asia

Outdoor Exhibition Of Asian Poetry

Series Of Radio Programmes By The Finnish Broadcasting Company

Series Of Lectures And Small Exhibitions On Asian Literature

Japanese Contemporary Dance Performance At Festival Of Contemporary Asian Dance

Chinese Kunqu Opera Performance

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