Monday, 8 December 2008

Article about the painter Robert Ekman in "Le Francofinn"

In the November issue of "Le Francofinn" I have published an article entitled: Robert Wilhelm Ekman, le ‘père fondateur’ de la peinture finlandaise (Robert Ekman, the 'founding father' of Finnish painting). The next article (January issue) will feature the painter Louis Sparre.

"Au présent", November 2008: Islam in France

In the November issue of "Au présent", I have published a dossier about Islam in France, the second religion of the country after Catholicism.

Other smaller articles can be found concerning the journalist Christine Okrent, the cartoon inspired by the life of the trader Jérôme Kerviel and finally Audrey Tautou and her new role as Coco Chanel.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

New article about the French Civil Union Contract (PACS)

My latest articles in "Au Présent" magazine deal with the growing success in France of the Civil Union Contract, called PACS (Pacte Civil de Solidarité) in French. Initially created for homosexuals, it's nowadays favoured by heterosexuals as an alternative to mariage.

In the new issue of the magazine can also be found portraits of the new director of Villa Médicis: Frédéric Mitterand, of the new presentator of the evening news: Laurence Ferrari, and of the awarded French architect Jean Nouvel.

Monday, 15 September 2008

New article about Walter Runeberg

The sculptor Walter Runeberg is the suject of the latest article in the Francofinn: "Walter Runeberg, le fils de son père".

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Article in Helsingin Sanomat

An article entitled: "Suomalaiset eivät tunne Ranskaa" (Finns don't know France") has been published in Helsingin Sanomat by Osmo Pekonen (Saturday July 6, 2008). The writer mentions the book Suomalaisten Ranska. Kaunis tuntematon (Clerc and Ranki) and my article about Finnish artists in France:

Friday, 25 July 2008

New article about Ville Vallgren

My latest article in the summer issue of "Le Francofinn" is entitled: "L'art de la miniature chez Ville Vallgren" ("The art of miniature sculpture of Ville Vallgren"). The frontpage of the news paper is dedicated to the Havis Amanda exhibition in Jugendsali organised by the Helsinki City Art Museum.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Quotation from my article in Ajatus catalogue

A quotation in Finnish from my article about Edelfelt and the Finnish artists in France can be found in the catalogue of the publishing compagny Ajatus, page 15:

Monday, 2 June 2008

New articles-Eemu Myntti / The Helsinki natural science museum

Here are my latest articles published in the May issue of "Le francofinn":

"Eemu Myntti. Le van Gogh du Nord" (cf: Picture). "Eemu Myntti. The van Gogh of the North".

"Grande réouverture du musée d'histoire naturelle de Helsinki". "Grand reopening of the natural science museum of Helsinki".

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

"Suomalaisten Ranska-Kaunis tuntematon" in ELLE

The book Suomalaisten Ranska - Kaunis tuntematon published by Ajatus and edited by Louis Clerc and Kristina Ranki, which includes my article about Albert Edelfelt has been reviewed in the first Finnish edition of ELLE magazine.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Havis Amanda "Mon amour"

The exhibition "Havis Amanda, mon amour" is organised by Helsinki City Art Museum in honour of the centenary of the famous statue of Ville Vallgren, the maiden of Helsinki. An exhibition catalogue has been published in Finnish, Swedish and English in which I played a very small part. This beautiful book will introduce you to the history of this symbol of the Finnish capital.
The exhibition is held in Jugendsali from 30.4 to 31.8.2008, Pohjoisesplanadi 19. Free entrance.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Helmi Biese

My latest article published in "Le Francofinn" is about the unfortunatly not so well known female Finnish painter, Helmi Biese: "la perle oubliée de la peinture finlandaise", "the forgotten pearl of Finnish painting".

Tuesday, 29 April 2008


I will receive on Flora's Day (13th of May) a recognition award for my doctoral dissertation by the Foundation of the University of Joensuu.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

"Au présent" magazine

The first issue of the new French language magazine "Au présent" has been released on April 1st:

Several of my texts can be found in the 'society' column dealing with issues of French society. These articles are concerned, for instance, with the smoking ban, the free entrance to public museums, the actuality of French political figures...

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Article in the "Nordic Historical Review"

An illustrated article about my dissertation has been published in French in the Nordic Historical Review:

"Le Pinceau et la Médaille. Les réseaux coopératifs d'Albert Edelfelt dans le champ artistique francais. 1874-1905", Revue d'histoire nordique - Nordic Historical Review, Pôle Européen Jean Monnet / Université Toulouse II Le Mirail, CNRS, n. 4, semestre 1, 2008.
Here is an article in Le Francofinn' about this publication:

Monday, 3 March 2008

Book release

The book Suomalaisten Ranska - Kaunis tuntematon published by Ajatus and edited by Louis Clerc and Kristina Ranki has been released on March 6 2008. It includes my article about Albert Edelfelt and the Finnish painters in France in the 19th Century:

Von Wright Brothers-Monet exhibition in "Le Francofinn"- Prostitution in Finland in "6 Degrees"

My articles about the von Wright brothers and about the Monet exhibition in EMMA are published in the March issue of 'Le Francofinn'.

As well, my article about "The reality of prostitution in Finland" is published in the March issue of '6 Degrees':

On Saturday March 1st, I gave a conference in Helsinki työväenopisto about "Believes and supersititions in France".

On Saturday March 15th, I'll give a conference in Vaasa about the life and career of Albert Edelfelt in France.

Friday, 18 January 2008

Helsinki City Art Museum

I'm currently working at Helsinki City Art Museum (Helsingin Kaupugin Taidemuseo).

My latest article to be published in the 'Francofinn' is about the von Wright Brothers.