30 January 2014

The Tove100 anniversary year – Official Opening

Today is the official opening of the 100th anniversary of the multitalented artist and author .

Today is the official opening of the 100th anniversary of the multitalented artist and author Tove Jansson.

We will hear from the organizers of the Tove exhibition at Ateneum, the brands participating in the Unicef project and the producers of the new Moomin movie. The event is covered by more than 100 journalists from around the world.

Sophia Jansson, Tove Jansson’s niece and creative director at Moomin Characters, wants to highlight Tove’s multifaceted nature and her work outside of the Moomins.

– During the centenary we want to open people’s eyes to the fact that Tove did so much within art and literature. She easily moved between different fields of art making illustrations, paintings, post cards, poetry, songs and of course writing extensively for children and adults alike.

The new biography on Tove by Tuula Karjalainen has already contributed to people seeing Tove in a new light and the exhibition at Ateneum will further the cause.

– The Ateneum exhibition is definitely the thing I’m looking forward to the most this year, says Sophia Jansson.

Tove exhibit 2

Baba Lybeck is hosting the opening ceremony

Tove exhibit 3

Watch this space for updates.

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