Muotokuvatiski (’portrait desk’) is a mobile art happening that provides the possibility to experience how it feels like to pose as a portrait model.

It has been founded by the visual artist Mirka Kinnula and the poet Anne Mölsä in 2012, and has been realised in a number of public spaces and occations including libraries, art galleries, market places and even a standing bus. People are free to sit down for 15 minutes in which time Mirka paints and Anne writes (in Finnish) a portrait of the person. The model gets the portraits for free and they are published on this website.

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