Exhibition Laboratory: WHAT NOW MY LOVE? a one-day discursive seminar, organised and moderated by Nikos Doulos (DAI, 2008) for the University of the Arts Helsinki. With Markus Miessen (Studio Miessen) and Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (Athens Biennale) Gabriëlle Schleijpen (Dutch Art Institute) a.o. .
THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER
12.00 – 19.00 @ Exhibition Laboratory
All are welcome!
WHAT NOW MY LOVE? is a one-day discursive seminar, set to function as a horizontal assembly of multiple voices stemming from and outside of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki, along with a constellation of acclaimed and not so (yet) acclaimed examples of contemporary curatorial practices.
In practice WHAT NOW MY LOVE? will consist of an on-going round table discussion and interstitial presentations that feed the process of thinking about Exhibition Laboratory – the Academy of Fine Arts' prominent exhibition space. It will set a light to existing forms of exhibition making within the Finnish cultural scene and call upon the participants to envision Exhibition Laboratory (and thus the Academy of Fine Arts itself) as a complementary counter narrative to those models while still sustaining its fundamental educational character.
The day will be divided into three (3) modules starting from outside and gradually moving inwards.
MODULE A: THE FARAWAY NEARBY
12.00 – 14.30
On the autonomy of the academies and their role in the given socio-political landscape.
With contributions by: Markus Miessen (Studio Miessen) and Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (Athens Biennale)
MODULE B: THE LOCAL OUTSIDE
15.00 – 16.45
On the Finnish cultural scene and its exhibition models.
With contributions by: Hanna Ohtonen (artist/curator/writer), Inkeri Suutari (SIC) and Studens of the PRAXIS Study Program
MODULE C: THE COUNTER NARRATIVE
17.00 – 19.00
On shaping Exhibition Laboratory by rethinking the educational modes of the Academy.
With contributions by: Gabriëlle Schleijpen (Dutch Art Institute), Tarja Szaraniec (Rietveld Uncut) and Tania Theodorou (Dead Darlings)
Students from Printmaking Study Program will be setting up a pop-up printing studio, transforming quotes emerging from the discussion into handmade posters.
FAT-BOY READING ZONE
Chill-out reading zone with relevant literature.
The seminar is moderated by Nikos Doulos, a guest teacher/researcher invited by the Dean of the Academy with the support of the Academy's Artistic Activities working group. Doulos’ interest lies on inclusive modes of knowledge production achieved through discursive practices and temporal interventions. In his work he creates situations/conditions not as transmitters of knowledge but rather as generators.
Nikos Doulos is a member of Expodium.
Read more: Expodium
Merimiehenkatu 36 (inner court)