ARS22 Gathering

The event invites us to come together to discuss and develop critical thinking about the modern world. The ARS22 Gathering is an organic extension of ARS22 – Living Encounters exhibition.

  • 11.10.2022 at 10–16.45
  • 12.10.2022 at 11.15–16.30
in English
11.10. Kiasma, Kiasma Theatre and 12.10. EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Aitio.
Tickets: free admission
Registration is required, see registration instructions below.

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.

About

ARS22 – Gathering invites us to come together to discuss and develop critical thinking about the modern world. Guided by anthropological, artistic, sociological and philosophical positions, the event is organized around four main themes: gender and identity, decolonial narratives and positions, technology and the digital turn and ecology and more-than-human agencies.

The speakers of the seminar include: Christina Sharpe, Mel Y Chen, Achille Mbembe, Slavs and Tatars, Petra Laiti, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Nitin Sawhney, Agnieszka Kurant and Elizabeth A. Povinelli.

The Gathering brings together contemporary art institutions and organizations from the Helsinki region highlighting our common goal to deepen the understanding of contemporary art’s social agency.

Venues

Tuesday 11.10.2022 at Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma (Kiasma Theatre) starting from 10.00 am, Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki.


Wednesday 12.10.2022 at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art (Aitio) starting from 11.15 am. Address: Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo.

Registration

The event is fully booked, but there might be seats available. Please inquire at the venue’s info desk on the day(s) of the gathering.

The event will be streamed online. The link to the stream will be published closer to the time on this page.

Program

11.10.2022 at Kiasma

10.00–10.15
Walk-in

10.15–10.20
Welcoming words by Museum Director Leevi Haapala

10.20–10.30
Introduction by Chief-Curator of Exhibitions João Laia

10.30–11.15
First speaker on Gender and Identity Mel Y. Chen

11.15–12.00
Second speaker on Gender and Identity Christina Sharpe

12.00–12.15
Q&A

12.15–13.30
Break

13.30–14.15
First speaker on Decolonial Narratives and Positions Alemanji Aminkeng Atabong

14.15–15.00
Second speaker on Decolonial Narratives and Positions Slavs and Tatars

15.00–15.15
Q&A

15.15–15.30
Coffee break (coffee provided by Kiasma)

15.30–16.30
Keynote speaker Elizabeth A. Povinelli

16.30–16.45
Q&A

16.45–18.00
Possibility to visit the exhibition ARS22

12.10.2022 at EMMA

11.15–11.30
Walk-in

11.35–11.40
Welcoming words by Museum Director Pilvi Kalhama

11.40–11.45
Introduction by Chief-Curator Arja Miller

11.45–12.30
First speaker on Digital Turn & More-than-human Agencies Agnieszka Kurant

12.30–13.15
Second speaker Digital Turn & More-than-human Agencies Nitin Sawhney

13.15–13.30
Q&A

13.30–14.45
Break

14.45–15.30
First speaker Ecology & Indigenous knowledge Petra Laiti

15.30–16.15
Second speaker Ecology & Indigenous knowledge Pirjo Virtanen

16.15–16.30
Q&A

16.30–19.00
Possibility to visit the exhibition In Search of the Present

Collaboration

The Gathering is generously funded by Saastamoinen Foundation.

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Uniarts Helsinki