The first umbrella-project undertaken by Perpetuum was the Aleksanteri Cultural Fora (http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/conference2007/cultural_fora.htm) which wedded an international conference on perestoika at the Aleksanteri Insitute (University of Helsinki) with a multi-part exhibition at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki: The Raw, The Cooked and The Packaged – The Archive of Perestroika Art, November 2007- January 2008. Parallel to this a film series was shown at the National Film Archive, an exhibition of ephemera was held at the National Library, and included the publication of a conceptual newspaper catalogueThe Raw, The Cooked and The Packaged and the archival catalogue in the journal FRAMEWORK No. 8, In Need of Openess / Paths Not Taken.
“The best exhibition on Perestroika since Perestroika”
Vladimir Shinkarev, Originator of the Mit’ki Group
“Probably the best exhibition I have ever seen at Kiasma”
Ekaterina Andreeva, Senior Curator (Russian Museum) and Critic, St. Petersburg