Mad House 4th season Think Tank program
Wednesday, January 25, 6-9 PM @ Mad Bar
With Giovanna Esposito Yussif, and Satu Herrala.
CURATING, PERFORMANCE AND KNOWLEDGE?
Wednesday March 8, 6-9 PM @ Mad Bar
With Pilvi Porkola and Nora Sternfeld.
These two think tank discussions will start by short propositions or questions presented by the guest speakers. The position that is being elucidated is to regard curating not as collecting, selecting or handing down predetermined values, but rather as an exploration, investigation, imagination and/or reflection. How can we understand curating as a production of knowledge, which challenges the present forms of education, production and political discourse? And how would we regard curating as a critical practice in performance or live art?
MONEY, PRECARITY, EXPLOITATION AND ARTISTIC PRACTICE?
Wednesday March 15, 6-9 PM @ Eskus - Performance Center
With Minna Henriksson, Jussi Koitela, Karolina Kucia and Martta Tuomaala.
This discussion aims to look into recent terms that have been shaping the contemporary discourse of contemporary art. Instead of perceiving these terms as handy tools to observe the impact on artistic practice imposed by the neoliberal economy and global capitalism, the discussion aims to produce a critical regard on this apparatus. The terms we use are part of the apparatus, and therefore these terms need to be considered in their particular social, historical and political positions.
All discussions in English, and moderated by Tero Nauha