THE PULL FACTOR/ Under the Bridge - Helsinki - publication
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The Pull Factor / Under the Bridge – Helsinki provides documentation of the events in the Roma camp near the Satama Social Center in Helsinki in November 2010, and investigates their causes and effects. It contains contributions and artistic analysis by Johanna Raekallio, Paula Lehtonen, Saara Hannus and Vladan Jeremic. It also includes a comicstrip / info-chart by the Zampa di Leone collective, which is published in English, Romanian and Serbian.
The publication is based on impressions or “art reports” that emerged following the encounters and dialogues with Roma migrant workers, activists, representatives of the City Hall of Helsinki and several institutions. These conversations were intentionally not recorded on audio or video, nor were photographs taken. Such practices were avoided during the process, consciously not giving way to the phenomenological distancing of the camera and the dominant exoticization which such methods have caused in both journalism and art.
This publication is published under Creative Commons License 3.0 Non-Commercial-Share Alike.
The related artistic production on Roma issues, which are being carried out in Helsinki or are based there, are documented here:
These include the projects of Sakari Tervo and Tatu Engeström, Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen, Sami Maalas, Maija Mustonen and Outi Yli-Viikari.
The Pull Factor / Under the Bridge - Helsinki was realized as a part of the X-OP European Studies Programme.
X-OP PLATFORM MARIBOR
23rd-31st of May 2011, Maribor, Slovenia
X-OP Cultural Policy Group exhibition, Kibela Gallery, Multimedia Centre Kibla
Presentations and discussion 23rd of May
X-OP Cultural Policy Group artists: Tatu Engeström, Kalle Hamm, Ritva Harle, Minna Henriksson, Mikko Lipiäinen, Antti Majava and Tero Nauha.
Download the programme catalogue here.
X-OP PLATFORM HELSINKI 2
29th of March -10th of April 2011
Myymälä2 gallery and MAA-tila
Organisers: Art School MAA together with Myymälä2
Tuesday 29th of March, Myymälä2
17:00 X-OP residency artist Nina Stuhldreher: SERENDIPITY MOUNTAINS, NOOTROPICS AND THE LAST FRONTIER
Wednesday 30th of March, Myymälä2
16:00 Presentation of Valkoinen Valhe, Punainen vaate-exhibition
18:00 Opening of students’ exhibition ‘Valkoinen Valhe, Punainen Vaate’
Friday 1st of April, Myymälä2
18:00 - Jozik presents.. psykedelia, drone, ambient...
Monday 4th of April, MYYMÄLÄ2
17:00 Presentation: Andreja Kuluncic (Croatia).
Social Practice in Art-workshop, for the X-OP Study Group 4th - 8th of April.
Wednesday 6th of April, MAA-tila
18:30 Maarin Ektermann and Ingrid Ruudi (Estonia): Presentation of the März Project Space and self-organized initiatives in Tallinn
19:00 Kristina Norman (Estonia): Documentary Monument to Please Everyone /Et meeldiks kõigile (87 min)
Friday 8th of April, Myymälä2
19.00 Presentation of the publication and the project Under the Bridge Helsinki by Vladan Jeremic.
X-OP PLATFORM HELSINKI 9.-13.11.2010
Art School MAA is part of the European network X-OP – eXchange of Art Operators and Producers. The network gathers all of the ten member organizations in partner meetings by turn in each city of the network. From 9th to 13th of November Art School MAA is hosting the meeting and creating a platform for local and European artists.
X-OP Platform Helsinki presents the international and diverse group of art operators within the X-OP network to the art scene in Helsinki, and gathers local artists to reflect on current societal questions. X-OP Platform Helsinki aims to discuss the potentials of art education and the position of artists in society. The programme consists of presentations, lectures, exhibitions and performances by artists and art organizations, and a seminar on art education.
X-OP is a gradually growing network of artists, researchers, operators, producers and cultural institutions with the aim to establish a European platform for the creation of art.
Download the programme here.
Exhibition: Right to Home, Gallery Myymälä2
Vladan Jeremic & Rena Rädle with Sali Kadrijaj, Sasa Barbul, and X-OP Study Group Helsinki based artists participating in the workshop Under the Bridge Helsinki.
Presentations, Gallery Augusta
Basak Senova and .-_-. (Turkey): Working on / with students
Ritva Harle and Mikko Lipiäinen: Resource sharing increases capacity - experiences of a community art course of Art School MAA
Performances, presentations, MAA-tila
ELECTROPERA ACT 5
Aleksander Nikolic (Austria / Serbia): “If you don’t talk, then I’ll sing”. From The Global South Into The Deep North in 75 minutes. (Interactive Lecture Performance)
Art Education Seminar, Gallery Augusta
Keynote speakers: Susan Kelly, artist and writer (London) and Borut Vogelnik, artist (Ljubljana)
Comments: Otso Kantokorpi, art critic (Finland) and Minna Heikinaho, artist (Finland)
Antarctica starts here: slumber party : low-key festival : miscellaneous presented by Ptarmigan, X-OP
John Grzinich (USA/Estonia) and Evelyn Müürsepp (Estonia): Soundlines
X-OP tram tour
Ritva Harle and Mikko Lipiäinen with student of Art School MAA and the local society of Alppila residents (Finland): Kuuskulma kartalle happening, Alppila
X-OP Helsinki team:
Project leader: Bo Karsten
Producer: Johanna Fredriksson
Project coordinator: Minna Henriksson
Production assistants: Katja Bashlovka, Heli Hakala/ Novia University of Applied Science
Visual material: Jan Konsin, Mark Kuivanen
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