Talk with Osei Bonsu
The Economy of Living Things
17th of October 2017, 18:00
Museum of Impossible Forms,
Kontula Shopping Centre, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 2nd floor, lk 21, Helsinki
Welcome to this autumn’s first CuMMA DS lecture on the 17th of October!
Presenting his research project “The Economy of Living Things”, London-based curator and writer Osei Bonsu will draw upon fields of visual art, archaeology, music and literature to reveal an alternative map of modern migrations. Taking as point of departure the emergence of video art as a new frontier of documentary form, “The Economy of Living Things” is concerned with how artists capture the constant flow of bodies and the movements of plants, animals, artefact and other cultural products across real and imagined borders.
Click here to know more about Osei Bonsu and stay tuned for updates.
Next week, in the last week of documenta 14, CuMMA group is traveling to Kassel as part of a cooperation project between Kunsthochschule Kassel, Bern University of the Arts, and Aalto University Helsinki.
Read more about the project here and follow CuMMA blog for updates from Kassel!
Excited to announce CuMMA Discourse Series lectures for the Autumn 2017—Spring 2018!
Save the dates and follow cumma blog for more info about forthcoming talks.
CuMMA Discourse Series 39
17th of October, 18.00
CuMMA Discourse Series 40
31st of October, 18.00
CuMMA Discourse Series 41
8th of NOVEMBER, 18.00
CuMMA Discourse Series 42
15th of NOVEMBER, 18.00
CuMMA Discourse Series 43
6th of February 2018, 18.00
CuMMA Discourse Series 44
13rd of March, 18.00
CuMMA Discourse Series 45
17th of April, 18.00
Please note that all DS lectures in 2017-2018 will take place at the Museum of Impossible Forms, Kontula Shopping Centre, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 2nd floor, lk 21, Helsinki
See you in the Autumn, and have a splendid Summer!
The 26th CuMMA Paper, an interview about Contemporary Art Museum
Education with with Asja Mandić by Beti Žerovc, is out now, and you can click here to read it!
In the interview titled “Is an Art Museum Capable of Teaching Critical Thinking?” a Slovenian art historian and art theorist Beti Žerovc invites Asja Mandić, a Sarajevo based curator, art educator and professor, to ponder over contemporary art museum education and all the kinds of problems it faces within contemporary art institutions.
And if you’re also interested in checking out previous CuMMA papers, just click here.
On the first day of summer, welcome all to the opening of “Under the Ground of Our Times: (de)construction of collectivity in and through collection” exhibition curated by CuMMA students in Pori Art Museum!
The exhibition opens with the performance by Stockholm based choreographer and artist Tove Sahlin.
Stay tuned for more info and see you in Pori on the 1st of June at 18.00!
Great news, the 25th CuMMA paper, an interview with cultural theorist, curator and poet Ranjit Hoskote is now released!
In their interview Ali Akbar Mehta and Vidha Saumya discuss with Hoskote
“obsessions of the imagination, influences and ‘acts of remembering, recalling, recounting, archiving, and extending forward’; as well as the need for a curatorial position as a function, the role of amnesia, and empathy within his curatorial interests as well as contexts as a writer and poet.”
Click here to read the full text and if you are interested in checking out the
previous papers as well, just click here.
Talk with Natalie Bayer
In-under-beyond National Regimes. Antiracism and Cultural Institutions
4th of April at 18:00
Museum of Impossible Forms,
Kontula Shopping Centre, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 2nd floor, lk 21, Helsinki.
Please join us for the next CuMMA DS lecture on April 4th at the Museum of Impossible Forms!
In her lecture Natalie Bayer, a scholar and curator based in Germany, will present her methodological design of a cultural institution for equality in the face of structural and institutional racism. Furthermore, Bayer will present and discuss terms and methodologies of collaboration, multiplicity and decentrality.
You can read about Natalie Bayer and her upcoming talk here.
And see you at the event!
The 24th CuMMA Paper, an interview with London-based artist and writer
Felicity Allen, is out now! In the paper Allen discusses contemporary issues relating to educational practices in galleries and museums, and provides readers with holistic view drawn from her own experiences in the field.
Click here to read the interview and here if you want to check other papers as well.
The 23rd CuMMA Paper “Situating Resistance. On reappropriation of public space” is out now and you can read it here.
In the interview Gabu Heindl, an architect and urban researcher, “discusses
contemporary conditions of public space, radical architecture, and urban planning. She addresses the material side of social space, drawing connections
between architecture and curation within institutional frameworks”.
If you are interested in reading previous papers as well, just click here.
Talk with Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess
Proxy-archives: touching without touching
6th of March 2017 at 18—20
TORI Space, Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, Espoo
Welcome to our next CuMMA Discourse Series lecture with Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess on 6th of March in the Tori Space at the Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9!
In their talk “Proxy-archives: touching without touching” graphic designers Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess will present their recent work for the Bergen Assembly and delve into the problematics of dealing with archives from the perspective of exhibition design. Click here to read more about the upcoming talk.