What’s the Future of Art? timetable for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

why are artists poor? >>>> should freedom of speech be limited? >>>> etcetera >>>> teemu mäki & visitors >>>> the lecture series starts >>>> monday 3.9.2011, 13:00 >>>> ends 2o.5.2012 >>>>https://blogs.aalto.fi/whatsthefutureofart

Teemu Mäki, www.teemumaki.com, starts the series and gives some of the later lectures as well, but most of the lecturers will be visitors that are announced later. Many of the speakers will be the same as previously (check the post about lecturers of 2010-2011), but the lectures are new – not repeats of the lectures of the previous year.

And location almost always is: Aalto University School of Art & Design, Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 Helsinki, 8. floor big lecture hall (PR822).

The schedule is: 18 lectures/events, Monday afternoons, 13:00–16:00, every two weeks unless otherwise indicated:

These will be the dates for What’s the Future of Art? in 2012-2013:

FALL 2012

1.       10.9.2012. Teemu Mäki: “The Basics of a Practical Utopia, part 1”. Artist / Professor of Fine Arts (Doctor of Fine Arts). Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Helsinki / Espoo). www.teemumaki.com, http://art.aalto.fi/en/programmes/kuvataiteiden_maisteriohjelma/ , www.antidote.fi

2.       24.9.2012. Teemu Mäki: “The Basics of a Practical Utopia, part 2”

3.       8.10.2012. Nora Sternfeld: “What comes after the Show? Notes on Post-representational Curating” Sternfeld is the Professor for Curating and Mediating Art, Department of Art, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. http://ecm.ac.at, http://www.trafo-k.at

4.       22.10.2012. Teemu Mäki: “The Basics of a Practical Utopia, part 3”

5.       5.11.2012. Teemu Mäki: “The Basics of a Practical Utopia, part 4”

6.       (a voluntary addition: freely chosen date in Oct/Nov): Teemu Mäki / Arja Tiili / Teater Viirus: “Woyzeckmaterial”, dance / theater performance, www.viirus.fi

7.       19.11.2012. Discussion on Renzo Martens‘ film “Episode 3 – Enjoy Poverty”. Discussion conducted by Teemu Mäki.

8.       3.12.2012. Further discussion on “Enjoy Poverty” and on Robert Wilson‘s “Tapio Wirkkala Park” and on the future prospects of the arts. Discussion conducted by Teemu Mäki.


9.        7.1.2013. Dmitry Vilensky, is a curator, artist, activist and researcher, mainly busy in the Russian workgroup of artists and philosophers “Chto delat/What is to be done?”, www.chtodelat.org, http://chtodelat.wordpress.com.

10.      16.1.2013. NOTE SPECIAL DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Screening and discussion of /about Claude Lanzmann‘s film “Shoah”, part 1, Marilyn Cinema (Hämeentie 135, Department of Film), 10:00-16:00.

11.      21.1.2013. Nora Sternfeld: “Playing on the Rules of the Game. Notes on Participation”

12.     23.1.2013. NOTE SPECIAL DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Screening and discussion of /about Claude Lanzmann‘s film “Shoah”, part 2, Marilyn Cinema (Hämeentie 135, Department of Film), 10:00-16:00.

13.      4.2.2013. Teemu Mäki: “Should the Freedom of Speech Be Limited?, a lecture & discussion.

14.      13.2.2013. NOTE SPECIAL DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Elina Brotherus (photographer/artist, www.elinabrotherus.com) & Teemu Mäki & Jemima Repo (post-doc gender researcher, Helsinki University) & Tiina Rosenberg (rector of the University of the Arts, www.uniarts.fi): Avoin keskustelu sukupuolirooleista ja/tai Teemu Mäen How to Be a Woman or a Man? / Miten olla mies tai nainen? –näyttelyn teemoista, Valokuvagalleria Hippolytessä, Yrjönkatu 8, kello 17:00–19:00. THE DISCUSSION IS IN FINNISH.

15.      18.2.2013. NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION: Teemu Mäki conducts a screening & discussion of Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend and Lars von Trier’s The Antichrist, in Marilyn (cinema) in Arabia, Hämeentie 135 C.

16.      4.3.2013. Sanna Karkulehto: “‘Contains information that some people may find disturbing.’ Sexuality in contemporary Finnish literature”. Karkulehto is a professor of Finnish literature, University of Jyväskylä, https://www.jyu.fi/hum/laitokset/taiku/opiskelu/kirjallisuus/hlokunta/karkulehto-sanna. Her research focuses are: gender, sexuality and corporeality in literature, literature and identity, Finnish contemporary literature, northern Finnish literature, media culture.

17.      11.3.2013. NOTE SPECIAL DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Petteri Nisunen, Professor of Contemporary Art, Department of Art, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, http://g-n.fi, in the 3rd floor lecture hall of Aalto Art House, Lämpömiehenkuja 3, Otaniemi, Espoo, at 10:00 in the morning.

18.      18.3.2013. Musical double whopper: Fanu meets Antti Auvinen. Fanu is a DJ & Breakbeat scientist, http://fanumusic.com, has worked mainly solo, but also with for example Bill Laswell: http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Fanu/dp/B0013FSVV6. Auvinen (1974–), a composer of contemporary classical music, http://www.anttiauvinen.fi.

19.      8.4.2013. NOTE SPECIAL DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Petja Dimitrova: “Art and Activism”, http://www.petjadimitrova.net, in Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna, at 14:00.

20.      22.4.2013. NOTE SPECIAL DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Roy Brand, PhD, Director and Chief Curator, Bezalel, Yaffo 23/ Jerusalem, http://yaffo23.wordpress.com/. Works also for Sarah Lawrence College, New York, /http://pages.slc.edu/~rbrand/, in Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna, at 14:00.

21.      6.5.2013. Teemu Mäki: “Why Are Artists (economically) Poor?” & final discussion of the lecture series.

In addition to these we reserve the right to add a couple more: special events that will be evening meets and not on Mondays, raising the total number of What’s the Future of Art lectures/meetings to twenty per academic year.

To Sign up, go to https://oodi.aalto.fi/a/ If the sign up time is over you can ask for a permission to join the course in the middle of the semester too. And the lectures are anyway open to all.