‘Space is the Place’ exhibition & lecture nights
How do you experience space? Kaiku-gallery at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts turns into a process-space during the final weeks of January. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to modify and change the space according to their own tastes with materials available at the gallery. The process does not have a defined objective, neither does the outcome need to be called a work of art. The aim is to investigate organic spontaneous ways of expression and different ways to approach space. Signification, meaning and sense will be constructed as the space transforms. This will be achieved through presence in the space, via participation and as a result of how we think about the space.

The space and the process is open for all visitors. Over a period of ten days the process of the space will be documented with a time-lapse video, which will be viewable as a collage of the process at Kaiku-gallery during 28.-29.1.2012.

Workshops as part of Space is the Place will be organized for students of the Fine Art Academy in the process-space. A series of public lectures will be held in the auditorium 25.-26.1. The lectures will, among other themes, address various aspects in connection to spatial experience.

The lecture programme:

Wednesday 25/01, 17:15–17:45 - Kaiku Galleria

Pre-lecture artist presentation about "How ta tawk & dans rite” by Rhys Turner, Anna Rouhu & Guadalupe López

Wednesday 25/01, 18–21 - Auditorium - discussion facilitator Sari Kivinen
Introduction to lectures by XL team Toni Ledentsa, Ilari Laamanen, Christine Langinauer - “Exhibition making, spatiality and curatorial motives”, 18:00–18:45 (in English)

Andrew Gryf Paterson (Pixelache Helsinki) - "Pixelversity 2011-2012: Towards a eco-geographic cultural space", 18:45-19:30 (in English)

Eero Yli-Vakkuri & Oksasenkatu11 representatives - “Presenting views about artists as organisers, a few perspectives specific to Helsinki and Tampere”, 19:45–20:45 (in English)

Thursday 26/01, 18–21 - Auditorium - discussion facilitator Christine Langinauer

Christine Langinauer - “Taiteen uudet tilat”/”New spaces of art”, 18:00–18:40 (in Finnish)

Harri Hämäläinen (Helsinki Hacklab) - “Yhteisölliset työpajat”/”Communal workshops”, 18:40–19:20 (in Finnish)

Anna Pakarinen & Liisa Jokinen (Riemu) - “Riemu-projekti & taidebloggaus”/“Riemu project & art blogging”, 19:40–20:20 (in Finnish)

Toni Ledentsa & John W. Fail - “Strengthening autonomous culture”, 20:20–21:00 (in English)