Emma Hovi: Thing Power

Artistic Interventions – Exhibition program of InSEA 2018

21.05.2018 //Blogi //Näyttely //Tapahtuma

Hana Svobodová: Abandoned house. From the series From subject to object
(Dark Days, White Nights)

Artistic Interventions
Exhibition program of InSEA 2018
18–21 June 2018
Aalto University Otaniemi Campus
(beta SPACE, Dipoli, Learning Centre, Undergraduate Centre Y & U Wing)

Collective vernissage on Monday 18 June 2018 19.00-21.00
Starting jointly from beta SPACE
Otakaari 1 X, Espoo

Artistic Interventions, the exhibition program of InSEA 2018, consists of the curated exhibition for the InSEA congress, Dark Days, White Nights, and of artistic contributions from children and young people, from graduate students in art education and art and design, and from other artists and scholars around Finland.

The exhibitions approach the congress themes and the essence of intervention from artistic perspectives. Dark Days, White Nights gathers together an international range of artists and discusses the very specific natural conditions of the arctic area, as well as the broader transformation in our culturally changing world. The other exhibitions are a review of the Finnish art education scene by discussing social and communal norms and power structures, the interconnectedness and multilayeredness of the reality, and the thoughts and paths taken by today’s youth. The program presents five exhibitions in total that take place in various locations at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

Alongside the actual exhibition program of InSEA 2018, different art interventions will take place throughout the congress week in various shapes and forms. Keep your eye out for interactive virtual reality photographs (University of Helsinki, beta SPACE Lobby), a video art screening (Aalto University, Learning Centre Tori) and performances, among many other things!

All the information regarding the art program of InSEA 2018 can also be found online.



11.05.2018 //Näyttely //Opintoprojekti //Opiskelu //Tapahtuma

Tyynenmerenkatu 6, Helsinki
ti-su 12-18

Pointti on, että jaettua pistettä ei ole. Ei ole ehdottomia loppuja tai lopullisia sulkemisia. Lauseen loppu on toisen ajatuksen alku. 
Kaksi partikkelia eivät voi sijaita samassa pisteessä tila-avaruutta. Kaikilla/ kaikella on oma pointtinsa. Ehkä… Ehkä ei ole.
Voisiko tätä sittenkin kutsua pilkuksi?

POINT on Aalto ARTSin ja Tallinna Ülikoolin opiskelijoiden yhteinen maalausnäyttely Jätkäsaaren L-3 makasiinissa. Alunperin AHNE-nimellä kulkeneesta yhteistyöstä on muodostunut tapa ylläpitää korkeakoulujen välistä lämmintä suhdetta järjestämällä taidenäyttelyitä vuorotellen Tallinnassa ja Helsingissä. POINT-näyttelyn teoksia ei ole tehty minkään tietyn yhdistävän teeman alle, vaan näyttely on rakennettu katsaukseksi vuoden työskentelystä.

Hanna-Stina Heinloo, Pavel Ivanov, Kersti Kant, Anita Karma, Leila Lükko, Maarit Mürk, Paula Parts, Lora-Liza Parv, Kalli Pilov, Jana Pokotylo, Holger Rannus, Berit-Bärbel Rebane, Triin Sagen, Valerija Shamyakina, Tuuli Tohver, Zoja-Triin Truumets

Larissa Haggrén, Olivia Hakala, Aino Halonen, Oona Heinänen, Juliana Hyrri, Mikaela Johansson, Markus Koijärvi, Sanna Koskimäki, Elina Kuutti, Maija Mikkola, Saara Losoi, Anna Neva, Laura Pajunen, Lauri Pulkkinen, Minttu Pyykkönen, Siru Tirronen

Näyttelyn avajaisia juhlistettiin 27.4.
Avajaisissa esiintyivät Ulla Kolla, Linkopii sekä DJ Matheuw.
Kuvat: Maija Mikkola

Inspiring visit to the Theatre Museum

18.04.2018 //Blogi //Näyttely //Opiskelu

Theathre museum states at their website: “The Theatre Museum offers information, insights, joy and entertainment. In our exhibitions liveliness, interactivity and easy access to information are brought to the fore. At the Theatre Museum, the visitor is an active agent, an explorer, a player, and a seeker of information.” After reading this, before visiting museum, I was pretty curious! I started to think questions for example: “What is an active agent in the museum? A player? Is there some games to play or what does this mean?”

Theathre Museum was a mystery for me and thanks to our great museum pedagogical course I got the chance to go there together with our super nice group. This museum is one of the many where you get in with just showing your museum card (if you don’t have one already it’s time to get one!).

First we met our super nice guide Milla Kortemaa who asked us to play astronauts while entering the elevator. At first this felt pretty weird but I decided to try it out and in the end it was super funny! We did the same thing when we were leaving and that time everyone was playing the role 100%. It was funny that they also said on their website that “things that first strike you as strange or odd become more familiar and more understandable”, because that was exactly what happened with this astronaut thing and in many other situations during our visit.

Milla told us that they have many different workshops and they all focus on engagement. We got the chance to try out so many engaging things like dressing up, playing with the puppets, making a dress from paper and other recyclable materials. Making the dress in our group was lot of fun and our task was to make a dress about love. Of course we made a wedding dress (see the picture above).

It was so great that all the things you can do in Theatre Museum are linked with the theatre world, for example: set design, light design (they had a super nice stage with a ligh monitor table where you can try out different light situations), acting, costume design, character design. I was really blown away! I’m so used to museums where you just go around, look at some items and read some written info. Now I got to do stuff and really be engaged with theatre world and it was amazing! I really love the fact that this “engaging the audience” is coming more and more popular in the museum field because it really makes the visitor’s experience deeper. And when you’re having fun you actually learn stuff so the learning process is not boring at all.

This visit was really useful because one of our main goals in this museum pedagogical course was to come up with and idea for an workshop for a museum. I started to think about making a game or something fun and engaging!

Text: Elisa Rauma