Heli Blåfield “­Sauna People”

Metsä Pavilion

poster for Heli Blåfield “­Sauna People”
[Image: Polvijärvi, May 2018: Tuula and Esa enjoying Esa’s sauna by lake Vehkalampi.]

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There are over 3 million saunas in Finland – a country of 5 million people. You can find a sauna in pretty much every corner of Finland. It is an integral part of most every living arrangement, weekly routine, and social interaction.

Heli Blåfield, together with her brother, writer Ville Blåfield, toured all 19 provinces of Finland from May 2017 to December 2018, and documented Finnish modern-day sauna culture, and through it, Finnish everyday life and its rituals.

Heli Blåfield is a Helsinki-based freelance journalist. In her work she specializes in reportages, portraits, and fashion. Ville Blåfield is a Helsinki-based communications specialist and writer.

*Entrance is free but needs to be reserved in advance, reservations can be made until 16:00 the day before. Please visit official website for the details.

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Artist talk
Dates: Dec 1st at 18:00–19:30
The artist talk is arranged via Zoom. In English with Japanese interpretation.
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from November 27, 2020 to December 08, 2020
Weekdays: 12:00-18:00. Weekends 10:00-15:00. By appointment only.


Heli Blåfield



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