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27 May 2015

Research Pavilion, Venice, June Programme

Image- 1st Research Pavilion, Experimentality, Jan Kaila (2015)

Research Pavilion
University of the Arts Helsinki


May 7-June 28 Tu-Sun: 12-5pm

Eevastiina Aho

Sala del Camino
Campo S. Cosmo (Vaporetto stop Palanca)
Giudecca, 621 Venice

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University of the Arts Helsinki organizes the first Research Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. The Pavilion consists of an international contemporary art exhibition and a platform for events featuring artistic research. Deploying the theme of 'Experimentality,' the dynamic between artistic research and contemporary art will be articulated.

The exhibition features artists: Tiong Ang & Alejandro Ramirez, Magnus Bärtås, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Dirk Hoyer, Simo Kellokumpu, Matts Leiderstam, Antti Nykyri, Maija Närhinen, Tuula Närhinen, Janis Rafa, Heli Rekula, and Hito Steyerl.

Parallel to the exhibition, the pavilion will host a series of events: lab projects, discussions, screenings, interventions, seminars and performative situations:

30 May: Meeting the other. Ethical questions in participatory moving image
11.00-16.15 The symposium will address ethical questions concerning respect, empathy, revelation, and representation of the other, relating these to participatory moving image practices, specifically as they may occur within the context of artistic research. Speakers: Johanna Oksala, Johanna Lecklin, Maija Timonen. Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts Helsinki.

30-31 May:
17.00-20.00 (both evenings). Can we think through the possibility of The Non-Exhibition, not as a simple refusal or blank negation of The Exhibition, but rather as a means of re-considering the dynamics of the exhibitable, of disappearance, of metaphorical replacements, and the political imaginaries of exhibitionists. Speakers: Paul O'Neill (BARD CCS, USA), Niclas Östlind (Valand Academy, Sweden), Michelle Sommer (FURGS, Brazil), Mick Wilson (Valand Academy, Sweden).

31 May: The frustrated witness. Realizing near misses within temporary exhibitions.
13.00-17.00 The symposium takes a look at the trend for restaging within contemporary art, focusing on the role of the audience in its impossible encounter with the past. Speakers: Florian Dombois, Hans Rosenström, Juuso Tervo, Flis Holland. Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts Helsinki

1 June: Voices of Consolation
12.00-14.00 Moving image laboratory by Elina Saloranta. The presentation begins with the screening of video piece Voices of Consolation (2014). After the screening there will be a workshop to produce an artistic response to it. Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts Helsinki

2 June: The Winter Of Our Discontent
20.00- The Winter Of Our Discontent is an unconventional dramatic-recital that combines texts by William Shakespeare with the contemporary music of Hans Werner Henze and the historical music of John Dowland, Thomas Campion and Robert Johnson. With Debi Wong (voice), Otto Tolonen (guitar) and Mikko Ikäheimo (lute), Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.

3 June: Maija Parko, piano and Anna-Kaisa Pippuri, oboe.
Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.
13.00 Presentation: On Interdisciplinary Projects
15.00 Experimental Workshop: Humor & the Classical Scene
17.00 Improvised Concert/Performance & discussion

4 June:
The Improvisation Research Group
will be represented by three doctoral students from the Centre for Music & Technology: James Andean, Alejandro Olarte, and Dominik Schlienger. These three musicians and sound artists will offer a presentation/performance, in collaboration with other Sibelius Academy participants, exploring some of the expanded territories of free improvisation in music, sound, and beyond.
17.00 Workshop (open to public)
20.00 Show

14-20 June: Performing Arts Research Center, University of the Arts Helsinki
With Sami Henrik Haapala, Tuuja Jänicke, Otso Kautto, Simo Kellokumpu, Rania Khalil

Commisioner: Anita Seppä
Curators: Jan Kaila and Henk Slager

The 1st Research Pavilion is organized by University of the Arts Helsinki, in collaboration with EARN (European Artistic Research Network), Valand Academy of the Arts (Gothenburg University), MaHKU Fine Art (Utrecht University of the Arts), GradCAM (Dublin), Università IUAV di Venezia, JAR (Journal for Artistic Research) and Frame Visual Art Finland.