Artistic collaborations

Artistic Collaborations in a Flux Seminar in conjunction with the exhibition Elastic Alliances

Thursday 28 April at 13.00-18.00 (UTC+2)

Hanaholmen Auditorium Celsius

How to carry on with creative processes in a state of emergency? How to make things together under conditions of isolation? How to continue international collaboration at a distance? How to think and work together across geographical borders during a pandemic?

Join us for a half day seminar focusing on new forms of artistic collaborations. The event will be hosted by Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid.

The seminar brings forth the processes and collaboration models behind the projects presented in the Elastic Alliances exhibition in two panel discussions. The exhibition, on view at Gallery Hanaholmen, presents fragments of eight international collaborative projects created as part of the Together Alone 2.0 project organized by the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes. Read more about the exhibition here. The seminar also features a keynote speech on forms of international artistic collaboration (TBC).

The panelists are artists participating in the Elastic Alliances exhibition: Jaana Pirskanen, David Kozma, Milena Oksanen, Minna Pöllänen, Jani Kaila, Johanna Rotko, Meriam Trabelsi and Ellie Hunter (virtually). The panels are moderated by Elina Suoyrjö, Director of Programs at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register by 22.4, by using the link below.

The language of the seminar is English.


13:00  Registration

13:30  Welcome Victor Andersson, Programme Director, Hanaholmen 

13:40  Together Alone Jaakko Nousiainen, Executive Director, The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland 

14:00  Keynote TBC

15:00  Panel discussion 1: Collectives and collaborations

16:00  Coffee break 

16:30  Panel discussion 2: Rethinking forms of collaboration

17:30  Closing Remarks

17:45  Performance by Milena Oksanen and Diego Machado

18:00  Seminar ends

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