KuvAn tutkimuspäivät 2018 sukeltaa kuvittelukyvyn kysymyksiin

KuvAn tutkimuspäivät kerää jo neljättä kertaa taiteellisen tutkimuksen teemoista kiinnostuneet Exhibition Laboratoryyn 10.–13.12.2018. Tällä kertaa KuvAn tutkimuspäivillä sukelletaan kuvittelukyvyn kysymyksiin.

Usein ajattelumme lähtökohdan muodostavat yksilölliset tarpeet, tavoitteet ja mieltymykset. Kuitenkin elämme ja toimimme maailmassa yhdessä. Miten myötäelämistä voi harjoittaa? Voiko taiteellinen tutkimus muokata mielenmaisemaamme? Miten pääsemme yhdestä toiseen? Onko yhdestä moneksi? Muun muassa näitä kysymyksiä pohditaan tutkimuspäivillä.

Tutkimuspäivien ajan Exhibition Laboratoryssa jatkuu Stephanie Misan ja Ana de Almeidan kuratoima  Archipelago Mountain -näyttely,  jossa on mukana kymmenen kotimaista ja kansainvälistä taiteilijaa.

Tapahtumapaikka on maanantaista keskiviikkoon Exhibition Laboratory (Merimiehenkatu 36), torstaina Kone Chamber (Tehtaankatu 21 b 45, 5. krs.). Tutkimuspäivien kieli on englanti.

Lue lisää ohjelmastra alta sekä tutkimuspäivien verkkosivulta: https://sites.uniarts.fi/fi/web/kuvaresearchdays/researchdays-2018
Tapahtuma Facebookissa: https://www.facebook.com/events/217230509173500/

KuvA Research Days 2018

Monday 10.12.2018 (9:00–17:00)
“If empathy is followed by meaning”
Venue: Exhibition Laboratory gallery (Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki)
Host: Jaana Kokko, Artist, Lecturer Time and Space department, Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki

The word empathy is currently on everyone’s lips and figures in our talks like mushrooms in the forest after a rainy day. We try to understand our companions, the novel we read, the piece of music we hear, the painting we see, through empathy. Vulnerability and pain are attributes we use when we try to understand the other. This 1st day of the Research Days is questioning the subsumptive role of empathy, starting from the fact that empathy is not a feeling. The day gathers together artist from different fields. This first research day presents a free model for gathering together and encouraging taking part in the discussion. Being together is also asking how we learn in the academic context. Soup will be served!

Speakers: Jaana Kokko, Satu Palokangas, Maarja Kangro, Aune Kallinen, Jarkko Hartikainen, Riikka Talvitie, Eriikka Maalismaa, Karina Griffith

PROGRAM: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/mon-10.12.2018
BIOS: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/bios-10.12.2018

Tuesday 11.12.2018 (9:00–18:00)
Archipelago Mountain: Topographies of alternative imaginaries
Venue: Exhibition Laboratory gallery (Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki)
Hosts: Stephanie Misa, Doctoral student, University of the Arts Helsinki and Ana de Almeida, doctoral student, Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna

ARCHIPELAGO MOUNTAIN is an exercise in re-placement. An archipelago: a group of islands that lends its topography to ideas of evolution, inter-connectedness, diaspora and change; dispelling the pervasive idea of a nationalistic “wholeness”. ARCHIPELAGO MOUNTAIN presents a weaving, a mapping, a tracing of complex relations. Edouard Glissant’s Traité du Tout-Monde calls it archipelagic thinking— a reassessment of the insularity of bound cultures, of nation-states, and the heaviness of “continental thought”. The archipelago is an alternative imaginary, one that posits that identity could be as a conglomeration of islands. Which other topographies lend themselves to re-imagining a language better able to articulate the decolonial present?

Speakers: Ana de Almeida, Stephanie Misa, Christina Kullberg, Daniil Aronson, Alicja Rogalska

PROGRAM: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/tue-11.12.2018
BIOS: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/bios-11.12.2018

Wednesday 12.12.2018 (13:00–16:30)
Bildmann, Wildmann – Image, social psyche and multiplicity
Venue: Exhibition Laboratory gallery (Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki)
Host: Erick Beltrán, Doctoral Student, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki 

This research day will focus on images and the ways in which they work as catalysts of social psyche. We will be focusing on the questions: How to read images in present times?  Which are the images that represent the social/commune? How do we represent power? What is the relation between “image holders” and power?
We will study images as the secret language of the universe, the consequences of pathosformel in social self-representation, the migration of images from one horizon to another and form as a visual symptom of ideology. The relation between images and social reality is not a matter of interpretation; it builds on the intrinsic force of pictorial appearance: Images are action.

Speakers: Erick Beltrán, Pedro G. Romero
PROGRAM: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/wed-12.12.2018
BIOS: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/bios-12.12.2018

Thursday 13.12.2018 (13:00–15:15)
Bildmann, Vielzahl -– Image, social psyche and multiplicity

NOTE DIFFERENT VENUE: Kone Chamber (Tehtaankatu 21 B 45, 5th Floor, Helsinki) 

Host: Erick Beltrán, Doctoral Student, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki

Gerald Raunig develops a philosophy of dividuality as a way of addressing contemporary modes of production and forms of life. As the philosophical, religious, and historical systems that have produced the “individual” (and its counterparts, society and community) over the years continue to break down, the age of “dividuality” is now upon us. The roots of the concept of the “dividuum” can be traced back to Latin philosophy, when Cicero used the term to translate the “divisible” in the writings of Epicurus and Plato; later, medieval scholars utilized the term in theological discussions on the unity of the trinity.  Grounding himself in the writings of the medieval bishop Gilbert de Poitiers and his extensive commentaries on Boethius, Gerald Raunig charts a genealogy of the concept and develops a philosophy of dividuality as a way of addressing contemporary modes of production and forms of life. Through its components of dispersion, subsistence, and similarity, dividuality becomes a hidden principle of obedience and conformity, but it also brings with it the potential to realize disobedience and noncompliant con/dividualities.

Speakers: Gerald Raunig; Pedro G. Romero; Erick Beltrán
PROGRAM: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/thu-13.12.2018
BIOS: https://sites.uniarts.fi/en/web/kuvaresearchdays/bios-12.12.2018

VENUES: 

http://www.exhibitionlaboratory.fi/en
https://koneensaatio.fi/en/activities/the-chamber-kamari/

Lisätiedot, more information:

Michaela Bränn, Tutkimuskoordinaattori | Research Coordinator
​+ 358 40 631 3553