"According to old Japanese beliefs, cranes bring luck. It is said, that if one folds a thousand origami cranes, one's wishes will come true. In the year 1944 a small girl in Hiroshima had a wish. Sadako Sasaki wanted to be cured from the leukemia caused by the nuclear bomb and she managed to fold almost a thousand cranes. Through her story the origami crane has become a global symbol for the fight against nuclear weapons.
Please join us in an art happening in solidarity with the victims of the natural disaster in Japan. Together we’ll fold one thousand cranes. The happening takes place on Saturday 26.3, 12-16 o'clock, at the Helsinki Art Museum in the Tennis Palace (2nd floor).
The event is arranged by a spontaneously formed group consisting of the artists Fredrika Biström, Katriina Koskinen, Heidi Lunabba, Magdalena Åberg and the cultural activist Rita Paqvalén.
We’ll supply you with materials for and guidance to the folding of paper cranes. You are also welcome to bring your own papers such as news clippings, drawings or handwritten notes as materials for the origami cranes. We’ll make an installation of the folded cranes which will be shown in the Tennis Palace for one week.
In cooperation with the Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace."
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