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# 17 Irit Rogoff

Irit Rogoff: Art’s Expansions in the Social 3rd of September 2014, KIASMA, Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki, 6pm, free entry The new masters’ programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, ViCCA, opens its first semester with a lecture of renown theoretician, curator and organiser Irit Rogoff. ViCCA programme explores new forms of artistic production and professional agency…

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# 18 Dmitry Vilensky

Dmitry Vilensky: Chto Delat and Method – On the Front lines of the Second Cold War 17th of Sept, 2014, 6-8 pm Node Space The events of recent months have lodged all the artists and creative workers of Ukraine and Russia between two brutally opposed countries – Russia with its cold war atmosphere, exaltation of…

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# 19 Stefan Nowotny

Stefan Nowotny: Suspending the Archive 24th of September 2014 18.00–20.00 Node Space, Hämeentie 135 C (5th floor) Archives have an epistemological or ‘logological’ function just as much as they have an empirical function. That is, they do not only collect andconserve materials on which knowledges can be built. They also disallow others and regulate the very…

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# 20 Martin Krenn

Artist Talk by MARTIN KRENN Contested history – Art as participation and intervention in history politics 29th of Oct 2014, 6pm-8pm, Node Space, Hämeentie 135 C, 5th floor, Helsinki One focus of my artistic work is on the historical lapses and blank spots in official versions of history. Most of these projects were done in…

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# 21 Sabine Dahl Nielsen

SABINE DAHL NIELSEN Curating Conflictual Consensus: On the Mulitiplication and Fragmentation of Publics in Contemporary Urban Spaces 12th of November 2014 18.00-20.00, NODE Space Taking a closer look at today’s international scene for art in urban spaces, it quickly becomes clear that we are not only witnessing an expanded spectrum of applied artistic strategies. We…

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# 22 Laurence Rassel

LAURENCE RASSEL Let’s Play Institution. The Case of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies Barcelona 21st of January 2015 18.00-21.00, NODE Space The Fundació has recently opened a space that facilitates the re-appropriation and analysis of, and active participation with, its archive. In parallel, the Fundació has begun a process of digitizing the documents constituting this archive,…

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# 24 Magdalena Malm

MAGDALENA MALM Curating Agency. Expanded Curatorial Practice – And the Need for New Organizational Structures 18th of February 2015 18.00-22.00, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art How can arts organisations meet the development of artistic practice? Since the 1960’s, but with a strong emphasis from the 1990’s on artists have expanded beyond the gallery…

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# 25 Ilya Orlov

ILYA ORLOV A Revolutionary Museum After Ideology 20th of May 2015 18.00-20.00 Seminar room 5022, Hämeentie 135 C An ascent into the past and an appealing to history is symptomatic of today’s Russian politics, that literally obsessed with the reenactment: it recreates a “Soviet imperial”, a “pre-revolutionary imperial”, an “orthodox”, a “patriarchal”. Such political constructivism…

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# 26 Janna Graham

JANNA GRAHAM Thinking with Conditions: Art and Militant Research Today 8th of September 18–20 NODE SPACE, Hämeentie 135 C, 5th floor ‘Research militancy does not intend to be a new party line. It works – necessarily – on another plane’ – Colectivo Situaciones As contemporary experiences of neoliberalism heighten the disparity between critique and what…

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# 27 Maria Lind

MARIA LIND Moonlight and Artworks: Thoughts on the Research of a Curator 17th of November 18–20 NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C Based on her experience as the director of Tensta konsthall, Maria Lind will discuss how research can be conducted as a curatorial practice. This entails focus on reading and writing as well as “learning…

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# 28 Matteo Lucchetti

MATTEO LUCCHETTI Before the Law the Key is Embarrasment 1st of December 2015 18.00 NODE Space Inspired by the research around the show “Don’t Embarrass the Bureau”, that Matteo Lucchetti curated for the Lunds Konsthall in 2014, the lecture will revolve around artistic practices that are increasingly looking at complicated or flawed institutions in our…

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# 29 Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur

ARABA EVELYN JOHNSTON-ARTHUR Curating and the Art of (Un)silencing Resistances 16th of December 2015 18–20 NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C “For the critic must attempt to fully realize, and take responsibility for, the unspoken, unrepresented pasts that haunt the historical present.” (Homi Bhabha) The talk undertakes a multifaceted inquiry into the politics and structures of silencing…

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# 30 Bernadette Lynch

BERNADETTE LYNCH The Museum As Contact or Conflict Zone? 23rd of February 2016 18–20 NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C The museum is failing… failing to support people’s rights as active agents, much less to realise the institution’s potential in bridging divergent social relations, and supporting people’s right of resistance. From her recent extensive research of…

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# 31 BRANDON LABELLE

BRANDON LABELLE The Invisible seminar: On the Night 5th of April 2016 18–20 NODE Space, Hämeentie 135 C Invisibility may be understood to pose a disruption onto the field of knowledge by introducing a phantasmic element – a body or presence whose features elude or evade our grasp. In this regard, the invisible produces a…

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