With its overarching theme “puzzled together”, the fifth Research Pavilion seeks to emphasize the continuum between experimental artistic practice and artistic research, as well as create spaces and opportunities for pluralistic research-oriented work within the arts. Collaboration with the artist residencies HIAP and Saari Residency with international open calls to artist-researchers have been a focus area of the 2023 Research Pavilion.
The motivation stems from an observation of a certain divide in the artistic research field between institutional (University programs) and the freelance experimental and research-oriented arts field(s). Artistic research is firmly attached to academic research cultures, whereas the arts hold a long and strong tradition in research-oriented approaches. The aim of this panel discussion is to open insights into the dynamics in between these two “scenes”, and question the lively “grey zone”, as well as to articulate the situation, its questions, challenges, tensions, synergies, bridges, and ways to go forward.
Jenni-Elina von Bagh, choreographer, artistic director of Zodiak
Franscesca Bertolotti-Bailey, producer, curator and editor
Taru Elfving, curator, co-founder of the Contemporary Art Archipelago, curator of the Research Pavilion 2023 Augusta Gallery exhibition
Leena Kela, performance artist and curator, executive director of the Saari residence
Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano, artistic director of the Musica Nova Helsinki
Mika Elo, Professor of artistic research, Fine arts academy, Uniarts Helsinki
Leena Rouhiainen, Professor of artistic research, Theater Academy, and Director of the Uniarts Helsinki Research Institute
The event is part of Uniarts Helsinki’s Research Pavilion.