Jonas Mekas. Photo: Liz Wendelbo © Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas

The Sixties Quartet | 17.5.–29.9.

In the Kontti gallery, Kiasma presents a selection of Jonas Mekas’ films from the 1970s through to the 1990s.

Born in Lithuania, Mekas fled from his native land in 1944 and finally settled in the United States. His circle of friends included writers, musicians and artists, such as Andy Warhol, Nico, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Salvador Dalí, all of whom can also glimpsed in his films.

The exhibition provides historical and thematic background information to media art exhibitions shown in Kiasma in 2013.

Meet Jonas Mekas! | Tue 24 Sep 3 pm Kiasma Theatre

Legendary film maker Jonas Mekas discuss about his films with the Finnish film-maker and artist Mika Taanila. Free admission.

Perspectives on Jonas Mekas | Fri 27 Sep 5 pm

Lithuanian philosopher and MEP Leonidas Donskis, PhD, talks about the art of Jonas Mekas and about Lithuanian culture. Kiasma Seminar Room. Free admission.

Produced in cooperation with EKSO - Cultural Association Europe