Hanasaari Auditorium Celsius & Online via Zoom

| 28.4.2022 13:00 - 18:00

Seminar in conjunction with the exhibition Elastic Alliances

How to carry on with creative processes in a state of emergency? How to make things together under conditions of isolation? How to continue international collaboration at a distance? How to think and work together across geographical borders during a pandemic?

Join us for a half day seminar focusing on new forms of artistic collaborations. The event will be hosted by Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of the Finnish Institute in Madrid.

The seminar brings forth processes and collaboration models behind the projects presented in the Elastic Alliances exhibition in two panel discussions. The exhibition, on view at Gallery Hanasaari, presents fragments of eight international collaborative projects created as part of the Together Alone 2.0 project organized by the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes. Read more about the exhibition here. The seminar also features two keynote speeches on forms of international artistic collaboration by the curator and researcher Viviana Checchia (pre-recorded contribution) and by Daniel Wiesenfeld, co-founder of the project space HilbertRaum in Berlin and the founder/co-director of B – LA CONNECT.

The panelists are artists participating in the Elastic Alliances exhibition: Jaana Pirskanen, David Kozma, Milena Oksanen, Minna Pöllänen, Jani Kaila, Johanna Rotko, Meriam Trabelsi and Ellie Hunter (virtually). The panels are moderated by Elina Suoyrjö, Director of Programs at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.

The language of the seminar is English.

Register here.


13:00  Registration

13:30  Welcome Victor Andersson, Programme Director, Hanaholmen

13:40  Together Alone Jaakko Nousiainen, Executive Director, The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland

14:00  Keynote 1: Viviana Checchia (pre-recorded contribution)

14:45  Panel discussion 1: Rethinking forms of collaboration

15:45  Coffee break

16:15  Panel discussion 2: Collectives and collaborations

17:15  Keynote 2: Daniel Wiesenfeld

18:00  Performance by Milena Oksanen and Diego Machado

18:15  Seminar ends