Opening Thursday 15.8.2019 at 17–22
A group exhibition and two-day symposium exploring how we understand and represent physicality and realities through making things. It presents sculptural ideas and things by students of the Academy of Fine Arts alongside international artists.
Situated in the context of the Academy of Fine Arts, the exhibition inherently explores the field of work of the academy – guiding the future generation of artists to explore what can be made against the backdrop of sculptural tradition. Can we still maintain that the identity of sculpture is rooted in the classical understanding of the figure or body in space? And how is this complicated by the role of technologies in contemporary formulations of the world?
Participating artists: Sampo Aatos, Timo Aho, Hannah Bohnen, Sara Blosseville, Dan Cole, Laura Dahlberg, Hemuloordi, Leena Saarinen, Eetu Sihvonen, Matej Strojan, Timo Viialainen, Jaakko Lahti (KuvA alumnus), Eeva-Maija Pulkkinen (KuvA alumnus), Beth Collar (UK), Florian Roithmayr (Germany)
Thursday 5.9 (10:00-17:00) & Friday 6.9.19 (10:00-15:00)
While the exhibition explores ideas of the sculptural through the act of making, the two day discursive symposium allows for wider, deeper, stranger conversations about the different states of sculpture.
Speakers include: Luis Sagasti - Art critic and writer (Argentina, Beth Collar - Artist (UK), Florian Roithmayr - Artist (Germany), Laurence Sillars - Curator and Director of Henry Moore Institute (UK), Milja Salonen - Artist and student (FI), Artists from the Sculpture Expanded project (FI)
More detailed programme to be confirmed soon.