Kuvataideakatemia 170 vuotta

Kuvataideakatemia täyttää tänä vuonna 170 vuotta. Mielestämme oppilaitoksen taival Suomen Taideyhdistyksen piirustuskoulusta nykyiseksi Taideyliopistoon kuuluvaksi akatemiaksi on juhlimisen arvoinen.

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Anniversary programme

The anniversary year is filled with events for art enthusiasts. The anniversary is celebrated through exhibitions as well as lectures and other events throughout the year. In the beginning of June, we’ll celebrate Uniarts Helsinki’s conferment ceremony, and later in the autumn, the doctoral programme of the Academy of Fine Arts will celebrate its 20-year milestone. This autumn, we’ll publish the digital versions of the historical accounts of the Academy of Fine Arts, originally published in 2008 and 1998. To honour the anniversary, the academy will also organise student-led events and events aimed at alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts.

 

Come and celebrate 170 years of Finnish education in fine arts!

 

Installation of the works is also part of the course instruction. Photographer: Petri Summanen

More info on the anniversary programme​

More info on the anniversary programme​

Kun taide sanoi nyt – 170 vuotta kuvataiteen opetusta -discussions (in Finnish), autumn 2018

 

Discussions will be held at Kiasma seminar room 26.9., 24.10. and 28.11.

 

‘Teachers and students’ exhibition at the Exhibition Laboratory, 11 Jan – 4 Feb 2018.

‘Teachers and students’ exhibition features works by 26 artists who have graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts between 1995 and 2017. The exhibition honours the artist’s commitment to art-making, and it’s curated by artists Markus Konttinen and Anna Tuori, who are also alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts.

 

Kuvan koulussa interview series 

In the Kuvan koulussa interview series, current and past students of the Academy of Fine Arts present their views on teaching and learning art. 

 

The ‘Visioita, riitasoituja ja taiteidenvälisyyttä’ lecture series (Visions, Dissonance and Interaction between the Arts) at the Ateneum Art Museum in spring 2018
This lecture series delves into development of education in fine arts and on a wider scale, the field of fine arts in Finland. Wednesday 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 17:00–19:00 Ateneum Hall, Kaivokatu 2. The language of the event is Finnish. Admission with price of the museum ticket or with Museum Card.

 

Publication of the historical accounts of the Academy of Fine Arts in the HELDA repository in autumn 2018

 

The programme will be updated later.

Events

Artist interviews

In the Kuvan koulussa interview series, current and past students of the Academy of Fine Arts present their views on teaching and learning art. Articles in the series will be published throughout 2018. Current and past students will talk about their studies, things that they’ve learned at the academy, and what kinds of changes they hope to see in the Finnish art sector. (In Finnish)

 

First-year students in autumn 2015. Photographer: James Prevett

Artist interviews in Finnish

Anniversary publications

The high-quality publication activities of the Academy of Fine Arts will be the centre of the attention all year long. In honour of its anniversary, the Academy of Fine Arts will publish digital versions of the academy’s historical accounts published in 1998 and 2008. The anthologies can be read in Uniarts Helsinki’s digital repository HELDA in autumn 2018.

 

The Academy of Fine Arts publishes books in its two publication series, along with doctoral theses in fine arts that are produced in the doctoral programmes. The academy’s publications can be purchased in Uniarts Helsinki’s online store Unigrafia.

Are you interested in the history of the Academy of Fine Arts? Read more here

Are you interested in the history of the Academy of Fine Arts? Read more here

 

The Academy of Fine Arts and its traditions are a significant part of the history of Finnish art education and, in a broader perspective, the history of Finnish art. The first predecessor of the Academy of Fine Arts was the Finnish Art Society's Drawing School, established in 1848. Among the students of the Drawing School were the first Finnish artists of national and international importance: from Albert Edelfelt to Axel Gallén, from Helene Schjerfbeck to Ellen Thesleff.

 

From 1939, the Academy operated under the Fund of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland and was known as the School of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland. The school became state-owned in 1985, and at the same time the name was changed to the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Being brought under state governance strengthened the status of the Academy as the highest institution providing education in the arts in Finland. The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts became an institution of higher education in 1993 and a university in 1998. In accordance with the new Finnish Universities Act that entered into force in Finland in the beginning of 2009, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts became a public university.

 

The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy Helsinki merged at the beginning of 2013 into an arts university, in English called the University of the Arts Helsinki.

 

Students in 1971. Unknown photographer

Contact

More info: kuva.info (at) uniarts.fi