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Dark Days, White Nights

Curated exhibition of InSEA 2018

18.-21.6.2018

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Hana Svobodová: Abandoned house

beta SPACE
Otakaari 1 X, Espoo

Opening hours:
18.6.-21.6.2018
Mon 19.00-21.00
Tue-Wed 08.00-15.30
Thu 08.00-15.00

Vernissage on Monday 18.6.2018 19.00-21.00! Welcome!

Dark Days, White Nights is the InSEA Conference Exhibition, which opens a platform for artistic conference participation and enables and emphasizes the dialogue between academic and artistic practice.

The exhibition title refers to, including but not limited two thematic outlines: The very specific nature conditions in the arctic area, and the culturally changing world.

North of the Arctic Circle, during the summer months sun never sets and during winter it barely rises. This creates living conditions, which define human existence to a great extent. The title can thus be interpreted as a psychological metaphor.

Dark Days, White Nights wants to encourage wider interpretations of the title and invite for critical artistic approaches on the current cultural change caused by the rising of right wing populism in the western world. How do we experience the cultural changes locally and globally? In line with the conference themes the exhibition focuses on contemporary artistic approaches which engage with cultural diversity, post-humanism and eco-justice.

The exhibition is curated by Miia Rinne and Minna Suoniemi. You are warmly welcome to join us in the vernissage of Dark Days, White Nights!

Artists:
Andrew Ash
Dina Bauman
Raisa Foster
Pavla Gajdosikova
Maria Huhmarniemi
Paul R. Jones
Korinna Korström-Magga
Kaisu Koski
Maria Letslou
Annamari Manninen
Riikka Notkola
Petra Petileta
Masao Sato
Kim Snepvangers
Hana Svobodová
Seija Ulkuniemi
Petra Vargova


Artistic Interventions

Exhibition program of InSEA 2018

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Kai Rintamaa: Kuinka monta aurinkolasia voi olla kerralla otsalla?
From the exhibition: FEEL sur REEL

Vernissage on Monday 18.6.2018 19.00-21.00. Welcome!

The exhibition program of InSEA 2018 congress includes artistic contributions from children and young people, art education and art and design graduate students as well as from artists and scholars around Finland. The exhibitions approach the congress themes from artistic perspectives and give a review on the Finnish art education scene. The exhibitions take place in various locations at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus and will be open during the whole congress. You are warmly welcome to join us in the celebration and the collective vernissage of the exhibitions!

Exhibitions and venues:

 

Dark Days, White Nights

InSEA 2018 curated exhibition

beta SPACE
Otakaari 1 X, Espoo

Opening hours:
18.6.-21.6.2018
Mon 19.00-21.00
Tue-Wed 08.00-15.30
Thu 08.00-15.00

Dark Days, White Nights is the InSEA Congress Exhibition, which opens a platform for artistic conference participation and enables and emphasizes the dialogue between academic and artistic practice. The exhibition title refers to, including but not limited two thematic outlines: The very specific nature conditions in the arctic area, and the culturally changing world. More information above.

 

FEEL sur REEL

Art Education Graduate Students, Aalto University

Dipoli
Otakaari 24, Espoo

Opening hours:
18.6.-24.8.2018
Mon-Fri 07.45-21.30
Sat 09.30-21.30
Sun Closed

FEEL sur REEL focuses on human relations to others, the environment, objects, history and microhistories. Everyday objects, repetition and activity become visible in the lens-based works. The exhibition includes experimental, narrative and performative photographic, video and installation works. The works are made in Lens-based Contemporary Practices, an Art Education MA course offered by Aalto ARTS.

 

Paths mine and taken by others / Omia ja toisten polkuja

The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People

Learning Centre (Lobby & Foyer)
Otaniementie 9, Espoo

Opening hours:
18.6.-21.6.2018
Mon 19.00-21.00
Tue-Wed 08.00-15.30
Thu 08.00-15.00


Undergraduate Centre, U –wing
Otakaari 1, Espoo

Opening hours:
18.6.-21.6.2018
Mon 19.00-21.00
Tue 08.00-18.00
Wed 08.00-17.00
Thu 08.00-15.00

Paths mine and taken by others consists of three parts: an exhibition at the congress venue in Otaniemi, an online exhibition and the artworks completed for the exhibitions and made at the camp school at the congress venue. The exhibitions will highlight the art experiences of the students — the thoughts and paths taken by children and young people, their experience of studying the visual arts and their perspectives on the themes of the congress — arts and science, climate change, cultural migration and diversity.

 

Academic Fables / Akateemisia faabeleita

Merta & Pullinen

Undergraduate Centre, U –wing
Otakaari 1, Espoo
18.-21.6.2018

Opening hours:
18.6.-21.6.2018
Mon 19.00-21.00
Tue-Wed 08.00-15.30
Thu 08.00-15.00

Behind the Greek fables of Aesop, there lies a life experience reflecting a pessimistic life wisdom, a practical philosophy for the meek. The constructive virtues such as diligence and honesty are rarely praised in the fables. The little have to survive in the world with flexibility and wiliness. In Academic Fables, we want to present truths particularly with the voice of the oppressed and the undervalued. In our fables, we want to laugh at ourselves more than at others. We work as artists and as university lecturers at the University of Tampere. Life in the university is a constant uncertainty, a struggle to maintain one’s position. We have worked the material into visual and conceptual artworks, which have come about in a dialogue, and will be displayed in the InSEA congress, in Espoo.

 

Intervention in the North / Interventio pohjoisessa

Art Education and Arctic Art and Design Graduate Students, University of Lapland

Aalto Studios
Otakaari 7, Espoo
18.-21.6.2018

Opening hours:
18.6.-21.6.2018
Mon 19.00-21.00
Tue-Wed 08.00-15.30
Thu 08.00-15.00

Intervention in the North consists of art interventions, documentations of interventions and other art works based on the concept. The artists are students of art education and the Arctic Art and Design Masters programme. The art education students have worked and played with the theme of norms. The other part of the exhibition is by students of Arctic Art and Design who do interventions in the northern communities as part of their studies. The artworks present the results of their projects and experiences in Lapland.

 

For more information contact:
Jemina Lindholm
Exhibition coordinator
jemina.lindholm [at] aalto [dot] fi
+358505129377


 

List of ongoing exhibitions in Helsinki

Helsinki has an active art scene with various museums, galleries and artist run spaces. The Conference batch will grant you free entry to the Finnish National Gallery museums Ateneum Art Museum and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. During the conference Kiasma showcases The Aalto Natives by artist duo Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors who represented Finland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Their work,The Aalto Natives, is a humorous yet critical examination of Finnish identity that involves creativity, nerdy humour and a cast of national celebrities from prehistoric times to the age of robotics.

A more detailed program of the exhibitions in Helsinki area will be available during the conference.