∞ The farewell gathering & celebrating the 8 years of work at Tarkk'ampujankatu ∞
17.12.2021 @ 18:00-20:00
We want to announce that the Third Space collective will leave the gallery space at Tarkk'ampujankatu at the end of this month. Therefore, we invite you to a small event which we are organising in the gallery on 17th this month.
This December Third Space turns 8 years old. All these years our collective-run space has become a place for creation, thinking and action. A dedicated free-of-charge place to influence the mainstream and the currents within, a place for communal thinking and encounters, a space for people, for dialogue through art and its productions and a space to host diverse people and ideas.
We had the honour to host 327 events through which we collaborated, co-hosted and co-organize with 685 people: artists, curators, researchers, artivists and art educators. We are thankful to all of our collaborators as well as the city of Helsinki and Taiteen edistämiskeskus for their support. It has been a meaningful journey for us and hopefully for all of our co-organisers and collaborators and not to forget the audience(s). Time has come for us to change both our agenda and our location. As a result, Third Space will move out from Tarkk'ampujankatu 18 and will take a nomad form. In our long journey in the past we gratefully collaborated with many people, institutions and non-institutions, yet pandemic hit us in our emotions, thinking and actions. It affected our collective work in the current small space we have inhabited for years, therefore we decided to move out.
The Third Space mission will remain, we will continue our collective work for the time being as a nomad inhabiting other existing spaces and non-spaces until the time comes for us to again relocate ourselves in a fixed location or to completely change.
To cherish our work in Third Space gallery as a place for art, culture and people, and as a matter of care and friendship we decided to hand this space to Elham Rahmati and Vidha Saumya, as it was for us may it continue to be a place for growth and great cultivations for them and for the NO NIIN magazine.
Come and join us, we heartwarmingly invite you on December 17th to join us in our farewell and last celebration in this location. We will follow the covid-19 related situation in the municipality. And we encourage you to be mindful of the distance and wear a face mask, if you feel unwell, please stay at home.