Last CuMMA Discourse Series in 2017 on November 15th!

Welcome to join us for CuMMA DS lecture #42 with Barbara Steiner at MiF!

Talk with Barbara Steiner
On structures, frames and conditions in the field of the curatorial and the institutional
15th of November 2017, 19.15
Museum of Impossible Forms,
Kontula Shopping Centre, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 2nd floor, lk 21, Helsinki

In her lecture Barbara Steiner will talk about the frames and conditions of artistic and curatorial production. This not only implies to deal with interdependencies and intricacies but also to find formats and forms, which show this in the project/exhibition. For her, curating exhibitions is more than just presenting objects; it comprises the presentation of constraints, conditions and spheres of interests – be they of political or economical nature. This approach aims at talking about the framework of artistic and curatorial work already in the programme of an institution and in the exhibition itself.

Please, follow the link to read more about Steiner and her projects, and see you next Wednesday!

Access to Utopia – A collaborative project by CuMMA and Praxis students at the Research Pavilion in Venice


Last month CuMMA and Praxis students traveled to Venice to realise a collaborative project at the Research Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.
Click here to read the description of the project and see the pictures from the programmed events.

Next CuMMA Discourse Series #41 with Susann Schuppli on November 8th!

Talk with Susann Schuppli
From Screen Burns to Oil Spills
8th of November 2017, 19.15
Museum of Impossible Forms,

Kontula Shopping Centre, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 2nd floor, lk 21, Helsinki

CuMMA DS lecture with Susann Schuppli is happening next week already! Welcome!

You can read the abstract of the coming talk below and find out more about Schuppli if you follow the link:

Materials, whether naturally occurring, industrially manufactured, or computationally derived behave in essence as mediatic sensors that archive their complex interactions with the world, producing ontological transformations and informatic dispositions that can be forensically decoded and reassembled back into a history. I call these non-human entities and machinic ecologies material witnesses. Through the presentation of a series of cases and screening of clips this public lecture tries to account for the myriad ways in which the responsiveness of matter to external forces demands an acute and renewed sense of material and technical specificity in order to grasp the full political implications that such ongoing changes or interactions might yield.