With her multifaceted life's work, Tove Jansson (1914-2001) became one of the key artists in Finnish visual art during the postwar golden age of modernism.
Like her entire generation, Jansson wanted to create art in her own terms, but only few have accomplished this with such originality. As a visual artist, illustrator and author, Jansson expanded and transformed her expression tirelessly up to the last years of her life. Her works are a reflection of an entire life philosophy, eliciting enthusiastic responses from children and adults alike in all countries where her works are known.
Jansson’s immense international success made her one of the best-known Finnish artist in the world. The year 2014, with Jansson’s 100th anniversary, is another great opportunity to take a new look at her entire body of work.
To celebrate this anniversary, we have opened the “Tove 100” website portraying Tove Jansson’s art and life from different perspectives. We wish the work of this well-loved artist will inspire aspiring artists as they strive towards new accomplishments.
Moominvalley, permanent exhibition
Documentary about Tove Jansson, UK, Dec 2012
Moominland Tales: the life of Tove Jansson
Touring exhibition: Schweben, Leben Träumen, 17.11.2013-16.02.2014
Theater Figuren Museum
Moomin concerts 30.11. Tammisaari,13.12. Pori, 18.12. Pietarsaari, 2.2. Helsinki, 13.4. Lapua, 3.5. Olso Norja, 12.6. Espoo, 2.8. Tolkkinen, 3.8. Mustio, 8.8. Kemiö, 8.9. Porvoo, 21-22.9. Espoo
Tove Jansson: Life, Art,Work (Sort of Books)
biography by Boel Westin,Jan 2014
Tove Jansson, Labora et amare
biography, Tuula Karjalainen, 2014
(fi-Tammi, se-Schildts&Söderströms, eng-Penguin)
Theatre Royal Bath; Moominland midwinter
6.12.2013 - 12.01.2014, Royal Bath
Centennial Charity Project
Unicef is the official charity partner during 2014
Money will be raised by selling anniversary Moomin products
Documentary about Moomin Characters Oy Ltd,
shown on MTV in Finland twice and in Sweden in 2014
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Moomin Concerts
International Quilt Festival, Tokyo Dome, 23.-29.01.2014
Dance Theatre MD’s repertoire
Moomin stand 7.-11.02.
Winter magic in Moominworld, Naantali Finland 22.214.171.1244
Spareparts Puppet Theatre; Moominpappa at Sea
Tove Jansson day at the Finnish Institute 8.3.2014
11am-2pm A Moomin party for children
3-5pm Seminar about Tove Jansson with Sophia Jansson and Tuula Karjalainen
Tove Jansson art exhibition 14.3.-7.9. 2014
The Ateneum exhibition moves to Japan for a five art museum tour (2014-2015) Ateneum
Birgitta Ulfsson and Love Pettersson: songs and anecdotes about Tove Jansson 21.03.2014 and 22.03.2014
Moomin stand 24.03. - 27.03.2014
Theatre play based on the short story "The Fir Tree"
Iller Kulturproduktion; Stockholm
Moomin exhibition, Matsuya Ginza Departmentstore, 16.04.-06.05.2014
Avistegnernes Hus, Galleri Oscarsborg, Oslo
Exhibition: Det store eventyret 2 4.5. - 30.9.2014
Fiskars/Iittala moomin exhibition, June-August 2014
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit
Moominworld is open 7.6.-10.8.2014 10am-6pm and 11.-24.8.2014 at noon-6pm
Royal and Derngate & Polka Children's Theatre;
Moominsummer madness 12.06.- 16.08.2014
Polka Children's Theatre
Moomin comics exhibition, The International Comic-Salon
19.6. - 22.6.2014
Tove and the archipelago exhibition
7.7. – 31.8.2014 at Taidetehdas
Moomin exhibition, Sapporo Marui Imai Departmentstore, 23.07.-03.08.2014
Per Olov Jansson; photo exhibition
8.8. - 30.9. 2014, at Kulttuuritalo Grand
Literture seminar: "All things are so very uncertain, and that's exactly what makes me feel reassured."
8. - 10.08.2014 Visit Porvoo
Moomin exhibition, Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art, 09.08.-07.09.2014
The Children's Square at the book fair, Schildts & Söderströms / Raben & Sjögren / Bulls
documentary about Tove (Charlotta Airas)
Country of focus Finland, 8.-12.10.2014
Frankfurt Book Fair
Animated feature film
premiers 10.10.2014 in Finland
Moomin Characters and Finnish publishers have a Tove Jansson stand 24.-27.10.
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit
Tove Jansson Centennial Conference, Stockholm University 27th-28th November 2014 Boel Westin, email@example.com
Tove and Moomin Comic strip exhibition 11.12.2014 – 05.04.2015
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