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An Art of Institutions
Axel Straschnoy 9.12.2015 “Contra Bürger, the issue is thus not anti-art institutionalism as such, but socially alternative modes of the institutionalization of art,” Peter Osborne, Theorem 4: Autonomy. Can it be true of art and politics at the same time? “If a third wave of institutional critique is to succeed, it will have to make the modern truth of art, which lies buried within the art institution like a public secret, the motor of its critique. Paradoxically, this means that institutional critique must accept the institutio
Movies where YOU control the camera! Too much freedom?
Text: Pedro Aibéo 1.11.2015 Pictures: Synes Elischka The film starts, but in this one, you can turn your head in any direction and look around. You decide where the camera is pointing! Welcome to the screening of films done in Synes Elischka’s workshop, a show held at Aalto University. The host showed us on the 16th of October 2015, 16 films made by more than 20 film-makers. The results of a hands on, two-week workshop on Virtual Reality (VR) filmmaking; a medium none of the participants had worked with before [1]. Synes Elischka
Packing My Studio
Axel Straschnoy 16.10.2015 I am packing my studio. Yes, I am. Placing things in boxes and then in bigger boxes. Finding old friends in the back of shelves. Finding things I saved just in case. Finding bits and pieces of works that did not come to be. Or leftovers from works that did come to be. The studio collects the remainders of the activities that takes place in it; things that did not immediately end up in the trash collect in drawers and shelves. Only to be found again when packing. Packing is an act of selection. What of that
Letter to the Friends of Mänttä
14.10.2015 Dear organisers of Mänttä Art Festival, Friends of Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, fellow artists, art workers, and general public, We are individual artists and art workers addressing you collectively. Many of us have participated in the Mänttä Art Festival, including its previous editions. The reason of our letter is a profound concern with the working conditions of artists and art workers within large scale exhibition projects, we believe those conditions need to be openly addressed and changed. Unjust treatment of art
Avoin näyttelyhaku Myymälä2 galleriaan // Open call for exhibition in Myymälä2 gallery
Hakemuksia otetaan vastaan keväälle ja kesälle 2016 (helmikuu­-heinäkuu). Näyttelykalenteri pyritään täyttämään neljän viikon jaksoissa (sisältäen näyttelyn rakentamisen ja purkamisen), mutta harkitsemme myös ehdotuksia lyhyempikestoisiksi näyttelyiksi. Lähetä vapaamuotoinen hakemus sähköpostiosoitteeseen i​​viimeistään 31.10.2015. Hakemuksesta tulee käydä selkeästi ilmi näyttelyn aihe sekä kuvaus siihen tulevista teoksista. Esittele hakemuksessa myös itsesi joko ansioluettelolla tai motivaat