Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013


The snow whirls over the courtyard’s roses.
Didn’t bring my boots and scarf, leafing
through books, don’t know what to do with all this light!
You wouldn’t approve of the colours.
It’s too striking, Andrei Asenyevich, too
much, too much of everything!
You exchanged the wings for an aerial balloon, a clumsy
creation cobbled together from rope and rags, I remember so well.
Before, I had a lot and didn’t remember. Difficult
to stick to the subject. Difficult to stick to the subject.
Hope to return. Hope to return to the principle
of wings. The fact remains: the freeze preserved
the rose garden last night. “The zone is a zone, the zone is life,
and a person can either be ruined or survive when
she makes her way through this life. Whether she makes it or
not depends on her sense of self-esteem –” A hare
almost hopped into the entrance hall here at the Foundation,
mottled against the snow; it’s October in the hare’s calendar.
You seem to be a moody sort of person
and it’s possible that none of this is of interest to you.
On the other hand, you yourself complain fairly often.
I’m writing because you are dead and because I woke up
last spring in my streetside hotel room in Benidorm to that wonderful
high twittering. One shouldn’t constantly say one is sorry, one should
not constantly give thanks, one should definitely give thanks. Lake
Mälaren like lead down there. The rest is white and red.

© 1997, Tua Forsström

From: I studied once at a wonderful faculty
Publisher: Bloodaxe, Tarset, 1996

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

If you are in Hamburg, Germany this coming weekend...and you have time....Please, visit our exibition NAARMU at Hinterconti. Would be lovely to see you there! We are showing: NAARMU *scratch MIRKA RAITO: Notes of stories and moments that bother me. Some flirt, embarrassment or vague suspicion of things to come. TEEMU TUONELA: Jaettu Huomio / Shared Attention a melancomic story about life, television. NIINA LEHTONEN BRAUN: Ein Herbsttag in Deutschland Pflanzen, Schuld, Männer, Frauen & Friesennerz. Ausstellung geöffnet 21. - 22.9.2013, von 12 bis 17 Uhr Vernissage am Freitag den 20.9. ab 19 Uhr Hinterconti - Markstraße 40a - 20357Hamburg Herzlich willkommen!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

the book is ready

Dear unvisible imaginary blog readers; after a long spring and a colorful summer, my book "Mother said" is finally ready.
Published by Kerber Verlag & available in internet:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

(Louise Bourgeois von Ulf Küster, 2011)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Play This At My Funeral

Play This At My Funeral from Tellervo Kalleinen on Vimeo.

In the video different people in Helsinki and Berlin are posing at their homes with the instruments they wish to be played at their funeral. The participants, aged between 4 and 90 years, were found through an open call distributed within social media.
It started from a fan letter from Tellervo Kalleinen to Karl-Jonas Winqvist aka Blood Music. As a response – being familiar with her artistic work – Karl-Jonas asked whether she would be interested in making a music video for him. Tellervo invited Niina Lehtonen Braun to plan and realize the video with her. They chose Play This At My Funeral -a song from the latest Blood Music record The Fire and the Flame to work on.
The video was made in 2013.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

People All Call Her Alaska

Eine romantisch-realistische Psycho-Ausstellung.

Die Arbeiten der Künstlerinnen Mette Thiessen (DK), Niina Lehtonen Braun (FI) Guðný Guðmundsdóttir (IS) und Mirka Raito (FI) entstehen in der Auseinandersetzung mit der Frage nach dem "Frau sein" oder "Mensch sein", in einer Welt, der ein Gefühl des Fremdseins zugrunde liegt. Die Ausstellung zeigt Malerei, Installationen und Zeichnungen.

Öffnungszeiten: 19.5. - 26.5.
Samstags & Sonntags 14-19 Uhr
Künstlergespräch am 19.5. um 18 Uhr
Herzlich Willkommen!
Frappant e.V./ Hamburg

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013


”Von einem gewissen Punkt an gibt es keine Rückkehr mehr. Dieser Punkt ist zu erreichen.” –Franz Kafka

Welcome to join us at the opening of our new group exhibition with Lutz Braun (DE), Christine Cheung (CA), Niina Lehtonen Braun (FIN), Elisabeth Mladenov (FIN), Elena Panouli (GR), Mia Saharla (FIN), Marco Scola (IT) and Mirja Ylänne (FIN).
ALSO in the opening performing:
**** Obi Blanche - Improvised Analog set ******

Exhibition at MUSTERZIMMER, Crellestrasse 44, Berlin-Schöneberg, 1.3.-31.3.2013.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Places I loved I, Honkasyrjä

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

-by Elizabeth Bishop

Friday, February 8, 2013

Alive in Wonderland, -to be seen in Helsinki 15th Feb.- 15th March 2013

Making of:

Liisa Ihmemaassa – alas kaninkoloon!

Politiikkaa! Mielen kuvia! Irtopäitä!
Liisa Ihmemaassa – alas kaninkoloon! on matka syvälle toiseen todellisuuteen, outoon ja kauniiseen. Esitys tulkitsee Lewis Carrollin kulttiteosta järkkymättömän omalakisesti.
Matka tiedostamattomaan paljastaa meistä kenties enemmän kuin haluamme tietää.
Mikä kaikki on harhaa?
Mitä itkemme?
Mikä on hauskaa?
Onko väkivalta kivaa?

Ohjaus: Sami Vehmersuo
Esiintyjät: Niina Hosiasluoma, Outi Ikonen, Antti Korhonen, Hennariikka Laaksola, Petteri Pennilä
Visuaalisuus: Anne Kotola, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Milla Martikainen
Suomennos: Sami Vehmersuo
Liput 20 / 15 e,
tai puh. 041 536 7995 (ma, ke klo 10–15).

Esitykset: 15.2. (ensi-ilta) / 22.2. / 23.2. / 26.2. / 27.2. / 5.3. / 8.3. / 9.3. / 13.3. / 15.3. klo 19
Aleksis Kiven katu 22, Helsinki
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-- Valtimonteatteri
Aleksis Kiven katu 22 (piharakennus), 00500 Helsinki
puh. 041 536 7995 (ma ja ke klo 10-15)