Dan Cole: Magic (2019)
Opening Thursday 15.8.2019 at 17–22
Performance by Timo Viialainen 19:00
A group exhibition and 2-day discussion event exploring how we understand and represent physical realities through making things. It presents sculptural ideas and things by students of the Fine Arts Academy Helsinki alongside international artists.
Situated in the context of the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, 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?
Artists: Beth Collar, Dan Cole, Eetu Sihvonen, Eeva-Maija Pulkkinen, Florian Roithmayr, Hannah Bohnen, Hemuloordi, Jaakko Lahti, Laura Dahlberg, Leena Saarinen, Matej Strojan, Sampo Aatos, Sara Blosseville, Timo Aho, Timo Viialainen
Thursday 5.9. (10:00-17:00) & Friday 6.9.2019 (10:00-17:00)
A two-day discussion event at the Uniarts Helsinki's Academy of Fine Arts. The event is hosted in ‘Dimensions Tomorrow’, an exhibition by students and invited international artists. While the exhibition explores how we understand and represent physical realities through making things, the discussion event allows for wider, deeper, stranger conversations about different states of sculpture. It begins with making, physicality and the things sculptors are interested in, moving outwards absorbing environment, ritual and public.
It aims to create an environment where artists and other practitioners can talk like they do amongst each other, so there will be coffee and some open-ended discussion that will form around presentations by our speakers
Thursday 05.09 09.30 - Coffee 10:00 - Introduction: James Prevett 10:30 - Florian Roithmayr (Germany / UK)- ‘unforeseeable / unaccountable’ 11:15 - Beth Collar (UK/Germany)- Being a sculptor whilst hating sculpture 12:00- Discussion
13:15 - Milja Salonen (student, Finland)- ‘Female Pioneers of Sculpture in 1800’s: From Boston to Rome’
14:00 - Laurence Sillars (Curator and Head of Henry Moore Institute, UK)- ‘Dimensions Variable’
14:30 - Discussion
15:00 - Coffee
15:15 - Garrett Phelan (Artist, Ireland)- ‘The Hide Project / The Hide Sculpture’ 16:00 - Benjamin Orlow (Artist, UK/ Finland) 16:20 - Open discussion with speakers
Friday 06.09 09:30 - Coffee 10:15: Intro / James Prevett - Patsastellaan: Parties for Public Sculpture 10:45 - Denise Ziegler (Artist Finland/Germany) 11:30 - Sculpture Expanded Project. Intro from Maria Junno, discussion with Pia Siren, Andy Best, Shoji Kato and Denise Ziegler.
13:30 - Luis Sagasti (Writer / art critic, Argentina)
14:15 - Fergus Feehily (artist, Professor of Painting) 15:00 - Coffee and discussion around ‘Transformation’ with staff, students and speakers
Discussion will be held in English. Free admission. Welcome!
Merimiehenkatu 36 C