Taidekoulu Maa

Taidekoulu MAA käy kesälomalle

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Taidekoulu MAAn toimisto on kiinni 18.6.–2.8.2021.

3.8. alkaen meidät saa taas kiinni mailitse koulu (at) taidekoulumaa.fi ja puhelimitse ma–to numerosta 041 319 5992.

Ihanaa kesää kaikille!

 

Tervetuloa uudet opiskelijat!

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Taidekoulu MAAn kolmivuotisen päivälinjan syksyllä 2021 alkavalle ensimmäiselle vuosikurssille on valittu seuraavat hakijat:

Ulriika Hyry
Mirja Inkinen
Sanna Johansson
Vili Järvinen
Lukas Kallonen
Severi Kokko-Powell
Anna Kuorikoski
Nadja Leham
Anni-Anett Liik
Inka Lönnqvist
Vanja Malka
Suvi Pelkonen
Teemu Ruissalo
Laura Sarmanto
Elsa Tölli
Noa Ukkola
Leila Välimaa

Lisäksi yksi opiskelija, joka ei halua nimeään julki.

Onneksi olkoon valituille ja tervetuloa MAAhan!

Maan läpi -lopputyönäyttely Galleria Augustassa 15.4–1.5.2021

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Maan läpi

15.4.–1.5.2021
Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna B 28, 00190 Helsinki

Näyttely on auki
Ti–Pe 13–19
La–Su 11–19

Taidekoulu MAAsta valmistuvien lopputyönäyttely Maan läpi tuo esille poikkeusoloissa syntyneitä nykytaideteoksia. Näyttelyn nimi Maan läpi voidaan ymmärtää maan lävistävänä reikänä, sen pinnan puhkaisevana asiana, suuna ja läpi menemisenä. Näyttely tuo yhteen erilaisia tekniikoita kuvanveistosta liikkuvaan kuvaan ja installaatiosta tekstiilitaiteeseen.
Teosten aiheissa näkyy ilmastokriisin tuoma tarve haastaa suhdetta olemassaoloon ja elinympäristön. Toisaalta epävarmoina ja poikkeuksellisina aikoina teokset herättelevät kiinnostusta tietämiseen, ei tietämiseen sekä uudelleen opetteluun. Näyttelyä ovat tukeneet Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, HIAP ja Taidekoulu MAA.

COVID-19
Noudatamme ajankohtaisia hallituksen turvallisuusmääräyksiä ja rajoituksia covid-19 pandemiaan liittyen. Emme järjestä avajaisia mutta taiteilijat ovat tavattavissa näyttelyn aikana.
Galleriassa voi vierailla enintään 5 ihmistä kerralla. Käytäthän maskia koko vierailun ajan.
Lisätietoja rajoituksista voi ilmetä ja tiedotamme niistä facebook tapahtumassa sekä instagramissa @through_ground.

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Maan läpi

15.4.–1.5. 2021
Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna B 28, 00190 Helsinki

The exhibition is open
Tue–Fri 13:00–19:00
Sat–Sun 11:00–19:00

Maan läpi (Through the Earth) exhibition consists of final works from the graduates of Art School MAA. The name of the exhibition, Maan läpi, can be interpreted or understood as the act of going through, somehow and somewhat puncturing the surface and making a hole or a “mouth” in the ground or planet. The exhibition presents versatile works in different mediums from sculptures to video and installation to fiber art.

The themes of the artworks reflect the ongoing climate crisis and the need to challenge the relationship of existence and environment. In these uncertain times the works awake interest in knowing, un-knowing and relearning. The exhibition has been supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) and Art School MAA.

COVID-19
We follow the current government safety guidelines regarding covid-19. We won’t be hosting an opening party but the artist will be present during the exhibition.
The gallery space can host a maximum of 5 visitors at a time. Please wear a mask inside the gallery space during your visit.
Updates on the safety guidelines may occur, so look in for updates from our facebook event or on instagram @through_ground.

Uusi taiteilijakirjoihin keskittyvä iltakurssi

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Taidekoulu MAAssa alkaa huhtikuussa taiteilijakirjakurssi, jossa tutustutaan tähän taidekentällä merkitystä kasvattavaan ilmaisumuotoon kuuden kerran intensiivikurssilla. Kurssilla kehitetään käsitteiden, taideteosten ja tekstien muuttamista kirjan muotoon. Kurssi sisältää luentoja, esityksiä sekä materiaalien ja tekniikoiden tutkimista. Kokonaisuuden lopuksi pohditaan yhdessä tapoja esitellä kurssin tuloksena syntyneet kirjat näyttelymuodossa.

Kurssi on englanninkielinen ja sitä pitää taiteilija Vidha Saumya. Tarkemmat tiedot ja ilmoittautumisohjeet löytyvät täältä.

Koronatilanteen vuoksi kurssi järjestetään zoom-alustalla. Ainoastaan lopputyönäyttely tullaan pitämään fyysisesti julkisessa projektitilassa.

Haku nykytaideopintoihin on auki!

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Taidekoulu MAA:n 3-vuotiseen nykytaidepainotteiseen opetusohjelmaan haetaan aktiivisia nykytaiteesta ja sen sisällöistä kiinnostuneita luovia, kriittisiä ja tiedonjanoisia opiskelijoita!

Vuoden 2021 hakuaikataulu on seuraava:

  • hakuilmoittautuminen päättyy 9.4.2021
  • pääsykoetehtävät tulee postittaa viimeistään 12.4.2021
  • haastattelukutsut lähetetään viimeistään 26.4.2021
  • hakijat haastatellaan 11.–12.5.2021
  • valinnat julkistetaan viikolla 20

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Saara Taipale, Ida Tomminen & Emmet Veinola: KUORIN MAA-tilassa 13.1.–24.1.2021

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Saara Taipale, Ida Tomminen & Emmet Veinola: KUORIN

13.1.–24.1.2021

MAA-tila, Pääskylänrinne 10, 00500 Helsinki

Avoinna: ke–pe 14–18, la–su 13–17

 

ℎ ℎ, ̈ ̈̈ .

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MAA-tila julkistaa innolla kolmen Taidekoulu MAAn nykyisen opiskelijan, Saara Taipaleen, Ida Tommisen ja Emmet Veinolan, yhteistyönäyttelyn. Tulevina viikkoina taiteilijat käyttävät MAA-tilaa työstääkseen uutta tutkimusprojektiaan.

“Yritämme paikantaa salaisuutta, mitä se kenellekin tarkoittaa ja ketä tai mitä se palvelee. Salaisuus on usein yksityistä ja siksi koemme että on tärkeää tutkia sitä yhdessä. Puramme salaisuutta dialogina; tekstuurien, sanojen, havainnollistavien kaavioiden ja visuaalisten vaikutelmien kautta. Työskentelemme MAA-tilassa luoden mahdollisuuden jaetulle mielelle.”

Saara työskentelee piirtämisen ja tekstin kanssa. Hänen viimeaikaiset työnsä ovat käsitelleet valinnan prosessia ailahtelevassa yhteisössä.

Ida työskentelee videon ja tekstiilin kanssa. Hänen teoksensa käsittelevät sosiaalisten suhteiden ristiriitoja, identiteettiä ja unelmia.

Emmet työskentelee miellekarttojen, videon ja installaation parissa. Hänen teoksissaan tekemisen fyysisyys ohentaa olemassa olevien ja olemattomien tilojen rajoja.

Lisätietoa: https://www.maatilaprojectspace.fi/post/saara-taipale-ida-tomminen-emmet-veinola-kuorin

 

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Covid-19:

Työntekijöidemme ja vierailijoidemme terveys ja hyvinvointi ovat meille ensiarvoisen tärkeitä. Kiinnitämme erityistä huomiota näyttelytilan hygieniaan sekä rajoitamme näyttelykävijöiden määrää tarvittaessa. Jos sinulla on oireita, tulethan käymään toisena ajankohtana. Lisätietoa:https://www.maatilaprojectspace.fi/visit-us

Lue turvallisemman tilan periaatteistamme:https://www.maatilaprojectspace.fi

Kevään avoimet torstailuennot Taidekoulu MAAssa

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Taidekoulu MAAssa järjestetään kaikille avoimia luentoja torstaisin klo 10–12. Koronatilanteen vuoksi kaikki luennot pidetään zoom-alustalla ja linkin luennolle saa pyytämällä osoitteesta info@taidekoulumaa.fi

Kevään luentosarjan aloittaa namibialainen kirjoittaja, kuraattori ja elokuvantekijä Renée Akitelek Mboya. Tervetuloa kuuntelemaan ja tapaamaan taiteilijoita MAAn luennoille!

 

14.1. Mboya: L’École du Caméléon

21.1. Mboya: The Witnesses The Wayward The Waiting

28.1. Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen: NIMBY cookies and Protector robots – political disability art shifting perceptions of people with disabilities

11.2. Minou Norouzi / HIAP: Artist Talk

18.2. Shubhangi Singh: Artist Talk; Discussing ongoing exhibition– Bringing a Poem to a Gunfight

4.3. Bita Razavi: Artist Talk

11.3. Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa:  Artist Talk

18.3. Sonya Lindfors

25.3. Nina Hoechtl

8.4. Juho Laitinen: Cornelius Cardew ja The Great Learning

15.4. Maija Baijukya

22.4. Jaana Laakkonen

29.4. Viva Granlund (TBC)

 

Kuva: Mboya: The Witnesses the Wayward The Waiting

Conversations at Art School Maa about Call for Action -questions

We, the members of the board of Art School Maa, and working in its administration,* have found the ‘Call for Action’ questions very helpful in revealing and opening up the deep structures of the school. The findings that have emerged in the discussions have taken us by surprise. We thought that the ‘Call for Action’ questions would not be very relevant to us, as it is our sincere and ongoing aim at Art School Maa to realise equality and equal opportunities, avoiding any kind of discrimination and racism. We hope that Maa’s public image reflects our endeavours to be an especially approachable and aware school, which values all kinds of plurality. 

Through the ‘Call for Action’ questions we have had to notice that our ways of working rely largely on unspoken policies and assumptions, and on trust. Problems have been dealt with as singular cases. However, a need for shared rules and guidelines has not been recognised. Equality has been realised in course topics and contents by individual teachers. However, there are a large number of artists working and teaching at the school, and these thematics are admittedly not central in all of their artistic content. In a heterogenous art school this should not be the case either. 

In regards to openness and equality we now feel it is necessary to have written guidelines, which everyone who operates in the school is aware of, and which are accessible when needed. We also recognise the need for unified and clear guidelines to come from the highest level at the school, and for the initiative to be committed to on all levels. Until now these guidelines have been left to be solved by those in the most vulnerable position in the school community – the students themselves. They have actively taken the initiation of creating a safer space into their own hands. 

 

Of values and practices of the school:   

Art School Maa is a small art school without a heavy administration and the students have direct contact with the teachers and staff easily. Collaboration and community are central at the school. Each year, the student groups form tight social bonds, whose inner dynamics and collective spirit is encouraged and fostered by the school. The students of the entire school make up the Maa community, which works together over the yearly groups and to which they hopefully feel a sense of belonging after graduation. 

In our curriculum we consciously work to dismantle myths relating to being an artist, such as artistic genius, or being born as artists, and the stereotypical representations of these myths. We are critically aware of which art institutions we value and which we support as part of our teaching, and what kind of an image of the art world we give to our students. We aim at teaching a range of approaches to being an artist, including views from outside the western canon. In our school students learn that the artist’s position is precarious, but possible. They also learn that artistic expression takes many forms, not only as a full-time freelance artist. 

We do not reproduce versions of Finnish nationalism in our curriculum. Instead, our contents are diverse and international. In our school the teachers are art field professionals with diverse cultural backgrounds and genders. We do not follow any religion. We aim at bringing forth issues of class in our teaching.

About accessibility: 

In the field of art it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to assess and rank artistic work. There is no “good” and “bad” art. In the lack of objective criteria, our aim is to select Maa students based on an open attitude to learning and to artistic experimentation, instead of picking the “most talented” and the “most promising” applicants . Another criterion next to the evaluation of the entrance exams is whether the applicant shows readiness in working in a group and being part of a community. The criteria of accepting students should be more clearly communicated.

Art School Maa is a lot more accessible than other art schools as the percentage of accepted applicants is high. 

A limiting factor in Art School Maa is that approximately 25% of its funding is collected from the students as study fees (the remaining 75% is through public funding. The school’s annual budget is approximately 200 000 euros). Many students have to work alongside their studies. In this regard, the wealth and class status of the students plays a significant role. Here we would like to point out that participating in the arts as a field is a matter of class in the Finnish society which has become increasingly unequal. Our dream is to challenge this setting and to also enable art studies for those coming from non-privileged backgrounds.

Teachers are recruited to Art School Maa largely through personal networks. We have to consider how hiring of teachers could be done in a more transparent way, at the same time acknowledging that when hiring teachers we do not only evaluate the professional teaching skills. In fact we strongly believe we should not demand a specific level of education from the teachers. More important criteria than their education background is their approach to art and an ability to share their knowledge as artists with others. Similarly, those aspiring to study at Art School Maa do not need to have a certain educational background.

The teaching and administrative language at Maa is mainly Finnish. The school does not have resources to offer education both in Finnish and in English. Each teacher, in dialogue with the class, makes the choice of language to be used. Changing to English language does not resolve the question of accessibility, because fluency in English language is also an issue of class, and it can leave out those in the most vulnerable position in society.

There are no gendered spaces at the school. Some social spaces are meant primarily for the students and others for teachers and staff.

Premises of the school at Suomenlinna are not accessible already due to the pebble stones in Suomenlinna, which make it hard to move. Each teacher has the possibility to design how their course is assessed and therefore different kinds of accessibility (such as economic and health related) could be taken into consideration even more in teaching. The teacher can and should assist the student in challenging situations.

We do not use complicated academic language in our communication. We are planning to redesign the Art School Maa website. Once we do, we will realise the new site according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) criteria.

 

About equality: 

We have taken steps toward more equal practices by drafting guidelines for respecting and considering diversity. It was published in October 2020 in the Art School Maa website and it has been distributed to all students and staff. It will be sent to all new teachers and lecturers before their first contact with the students. 

In autumn 2020 an equality officer was nominated to the school. Anyone can contact the officer (also anonymously through our website), and they are paid by the hour with the same rate as the teachers of the school. Alternatively, students and staff can also speak with the permanent staff: the headmaster and the producer. We do not imagine that we could deal with the most difficult cases on our own, and in those cases we will seek assistance and help from professionals. We evaluate our practices based on comments and critique.

There is no equality plan at the school. We have applied for a grant to make one, and we will commence this from the start of 2021 regardless of funding. Maintaining and updating antiracist strategies will be written into the equality plan. In addition, the school will start to budget the funds needed for these measures annually. Training on diversity, accessibility and antiracism is always provided in Finnish and English language.

In the spring of 2021 Maa will organise a public seminar about artists’ possibilities for antiracist activity. In the seminar artists’ practices that appropriate the suffering of others will be approached critically, and the aim is to learn to work in more anti-racist ways. Artists invited to speak in the seminar are themselves of racialized and migrant backgrounds. The seminar was postponed from its initial schedule because of covid-19.

We are not aware of racism or other discrimination happening in the school or its extended contexts. Therefore, we have thought that it is not a problem in our school at all. But through the ‘Call for Action’ questions we have now started to think that in reality we do not know whether cases of discrimination have occurred, because  the channel for how to report them has been missing. We hope that as we have now named an equality officer, any such cases will become known to us.

The questions made us consider what situations the school should take responsibility for occurrences which happen outside of the classes in the school’s premises, or between members of the Maa community outside of the school premises. We pledge that everything that takes place in the school’s premises or is organised by the school, is within the scope of the school’s responsibility and we should interfere if need be.

The permanent staff of Art School Maa are two white individuals, who have been selected through open call. In both cases fluent knowledge of Finnish language was one of the application criteria. As far as we know there were applications only from white Finnish people on both occasions. The teachers and associates of the school include people from backgrounds and identities other than white, Finnish born or Finnish citizens.

Art School Maa could, in a more aware manner, create a more diverse image of artistic practice and of operating within the sphere of art. In public promotion of the school we could pay more attention to which students and artists we bring forth. 

 

*  Art School Maa board consists of Johanna Fredriksson (chairperson), Bo Karsten (vice-chair), Petra Martinez, Tero Nauha, Hannah Ouramo, Joakim Pusenius. Administrative personnel are Minna Henriksson and Viivi Koljonen.

MAA’s Thursday Lectures & Miran Mohar on 19th Nov

Welcome to listen to Miran Mohar’s Artist Talk “State in Time” at the Art School MAA Zoom on Thursday 19th of November. 

Miran Mohar (born 1958 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia) is painter, graphic designer and set designer based in Ljubljana. 

He is a member of the Irwin artists group and a co-founder of the Neue Slowenische Kunst art collective, the graphic design studio New Collectivism and the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre. As a member of the New Collectivism graphic design team he co-designed numerous books, posters and other graphic design products for various art institutions internationally. Since 1983 he has made several set designs for various theatres and dance companies.

He is an associate professor and vice-dean at AVA, Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana and a visiting professor at UBT University in Prishtina.

www.irwin.si

www.ava.si

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The talk is part of the Art School MAA’s Thursday Lectures that are open for everyone. The lectures fall into three categories: “contemporary art phenomena and practices”, “art history retold / new art histories” and “feminist collectives”. All lectures will be held via Zoom from 10–12 am. The link can be obtained from info@taidekoulumaa.fi.

 

Autumn 2020 lectures:

 

10.9. Jussi Kivi (excursion)   

contemporary art phenomena and practices

17.9. Baran Caginli: Blackout

contemporary art phenomena and practices

24.9. Zoran Solomun: Superartmarket, film screening and Q&A with the director

contemporary art phenomena and practices

1.10. Corina Apostol: Genealogy of art workers’ struggle

new art histories

22.10. Taija Roiha: Taiteellisen työn yhteiskunnallinen eriarvoisuus prekaarissa taidemaailmassa

contemporary art phenomena and practices

29.10. Irmeli Hautamäki: Avantgarde ja kriittinen ajattelun murros taiteessa 

new art histories

5.11. Yassine Khaled: Artist Talk

contemporary art phenomena and practices

19.11. Miran Mohar: State in Time

new art histories

26.11. Technical Assistant of MoAA Goran Djordjevic: Museum of American Art, Berlin – A Story

new art histories

3.12. Feminist Culture House

feminist collectives

yhteiskunnallinen eriarvoisuus prekaarissa taidemaailmassa

nykytaiteen ilmiöitä ja käytänteitä

29.10. Irmeli Hautamäki: Avantgarde ja kriittinen ajattelun murros taiteessa 

taidehistoria uusiksi

5.11. Yassine Khaled: Artist Talk

nykytaiteen ilmiöitä ja käytänteitä

19.11. Miran Mohar: State in Time

taidehistoria uusiksi

26.11. Technical Assistant of MoAA Goran Djordjevic: Museum of American Art, Berlin – A Story

taidehistoria uusiksi

3.12. Feminist Culture House

feministiset kollektiivit

Mikko Kuorinki & Elina Vainio: Sibyl MAA-tilassa 18.11.–6.12.2020

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Mikko Kuorinki & Elina Vainio

Sibyl

18.11.–6.12.2020

MAA-tila, Pääskylänrinne 10, 00500 Helsinki

Opening hours: Wed–Fri 2–6pm, Sat–Sun 1–5pm

 

Please note, rather than an opening event, the artists will be present on the evening of Friday 4th of December, 4–6 pm.

 

If written in italics

Do we get closer to speech

Changes in emphasis

Quote

Taking in but also giving back

End quote

On my way biking home I ask Siri to take the following notes:

All forms give in

Turn inwards

A container ready to hold the void

I think about dropping my set of keys into a glass of water

Elsewhere

Clumps of rise collected on a shovel

The magic of burning

Come bang the barrel someone shouts when I pass them in the dark

I have come to understand that I cannot take things lightly

Then again

Burdened pressure points

Keyboard’s worn out a

I FALL IF ALL FALL IF ALL FALL I FALL

Some of the screen captured:

I don’t want to say how things lie. I want to show you how the matter stands.

The latin root of the word amateur is, after all, the word lover

Vacuum cleaner of the temple sounded ceremonial and absolute

Then here, now

Tinnitus

I use brackets with a space between them to reference the brain

Would you agree?

No seam in chaos

We are so honoured to live with chance

The text, co-written by Kuorinki and Vainio, contains excerpts from the following sources: Moyra Davey, Hemlock Forest; Brooke Jarvis, The Insect Apocalypse Is Here; Lisa Robertson, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, together with miscellaneous notes of forgotten origins.

 

The works in the exhibition have resulted from discussions and shared materials from the past few months. 

 

Mikko Kuorinki was born in Rovaniemi in 1977. He started his artistic practice when he was 15-years old by releasing zines and music. Nowadays he lives in Helsinki and works mainly in the context of visual art by making installations, publications and happenings out of objects and texts. Materials of the works can be objects, rooms, texts, bits of songs, found and manufactured. Certain idea of documentarism is in the center of Kuorinki’s practise: he grabs on to what is at hand because then it is this seemingly meaningless and mundane material unfolds to him as a mystery. Beside his own practice he is part of Hello dust, Happy Magic Society and Ruler collectives.

 

Elina Vainio (b. 1981) is an artist living and working in Helsinki. In her recent practice, Vainio has paid attention especially to the demarcation between culture and nature, underlining the misleading notions of human isolation or externality of nature. With installations or other spatial formations built of few elements, Vainio seeks to point toward the instabilities of life, to recall how everything is in a constant state of change, how much there is that we do not understand or what limits there are to expressing it in language.

 

Covid-19:

The health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is a priority for us. We will pay special attention to hygiene in the gallery space, as well as restrict the number of visitors if needed. If you have symptoms of illness, please postpone your visit. Please see https://www.maatilaprojectspace.fi/visit-us for more information.

 

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Mikko Kuorinki & Elina Vainio

Sibyl

18.11. – 6.12.2020

 

Otathan huomioon, että avajaistilaisuuden sijaan taiteilijat ovat tavattavissa näyttelyssä perjantaina 4.12.2020 klo 16.00–18.00.



Jos kirjoitetaan kursiivilla

Päästäänkö lähemmäksi puhetta

Painoihin

Heittomerkki

Taking in but also giving back

Heittomerkki

Pyöräillessäni kotiin pyydän Siriä kirjaamaan ylös seuraavat muistiinpanot:

Kaikki muodot antavat periksi

Kääntyvät sisäänpäin

Säiliö valmiina pitämään tyhjyyttä sisällään

Ajattelen avainnipun pudottamista vesilasiin

Toisaalla

Riisirykelmiä kerättynä lapiolle

Palamisen taikuus

Tulkaa hakkaamaan peltitynnyrii joku huutaa pimeästä pusikosta kun ohitan

Olen tullut ymmärtäneeksi etten osaa ottaa asioita kevyesti

Toisaalta

Hermopistekuorma

Näppäimistön kulunut a

I FALL IF ALL FALL IF ALL FALL I FALL

Osa ruudusta kaapattuna:

I don’t want to say how things lie. I want to show you how the matter stands.

The latin root of the word amateur is, after all, the word lover

Pölynimurin ääni temppelissä kuulosti niin seremonialliselta ja absoluuttiselta

Sitten tässä, nyt

Tinnitus

Käytän sulkumerkin välillä olevaa tilaa viittaamaan aivoihin

Olisitko samaa mieltä?

Ei saumaa kaaoksessa

We are so honoured to live with chance

 

Teksti on Kuoringin ja Vainion yhdessä kirjoittama sisältäen otteita seuraavista lähteistä: Moyra Davey, Hemlock Forest; Brooke Jarvis, The Insect Apocalypse Is Here; Lisa Robertson, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, sisältäen lisäksi sekalaisia muistiinpanoja unohdetuista lähteistä.  

 

Näyttelyn teokset ovat syntyneet viime kuukausien aikana käydyistä keskusteluista ja jaetuista materiaaleista. 

 

Mikko Kuorinki on syntynyt Rovaniemellä 1977. Hän aloitti taiteellisen toimintansa 15-vuotiaana julkaisemalla pienlehtiä ja musiikkia. Nykyään Helsingissä asuva Kuorinki toimii pääasiallisesti kuvataiteen kontekstissa valmistamalla esineistä ja teksteistä koostuvia installaatioita, näyttelykokonaisuuksia ja julkaisuja. Teosten materiaaleina voivat toimia yhtä lailla tavarat, huoneet, tekstit, laulunpätkät ja roskat. Kuoringin työskentelyä määritteleekin eräänlainen dokumentaarisuus: hän tarrautuu kiinni siihen mitä on käsillä, sillä juuri tämä arkipäiväinen, näennäisesti merkityksetön, avautuu hänelle mysteerinä. Oman taiteellisen tuotannon rinnalla hän on mukana mm. Hello dust, Happy Magic Society ja Ruler taiteilijakollektiiveissa. 

 

Elina Vainio (s. 1981) on Helsingissä asuva ja työskentelevä kuvataiteilija. Viimeaikaisessa työskentelyssään Vainio on kiinnittänyt huomiota erityisesti kulttuurin ja luonnon väliseen rajanvetoon, alleviivaten ihmisen erillisyyden tai luonnon ulkopuolisuuden mielikuvien harhaanjohtavuutta. Vähistä elementeistä rakentuvilla installaatioilla, tai muunlaisilla tilallisilla muodostelmilla, Vainio pyrkii osoittamaan kohti elämän epävakauksia, muistuttamaan miten kaikki on jatkuvassa muutoksen tilassa ja pohtimaan miten paljon on sellaista mitä emme ymmärrä tai millaiset rajat sen ilmaisemiseen kielellä on.

 

Covid-19:

Työntekijöidemme ja vierailijoidemme terveys ja hyvinvointi ovat meille ensiarvoisen tärkeitä. Kiinnitämme erityistä huomiota näyttelytilan hygieniaan sekä rajoitamme näyttelykävijöiden määrää tarvittaessa. Jos sinulla on oireita, tulethan käymään toisena ajankohtana. Lisätietoa: https://www.maatilaprojectspace.fi/visit-us