Paths Crossing Workshop: 15–17.12.2011, HIAP Suomenlinna, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, Finland
The Paths Crossing workshop took place on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki December 15–17, 2011. Participants presented and discussed their ongoing practice in a variety of formats, including one-to-one consultations, presentations and round-tables. Some keynotes and debates were also open to the wider public. The workshop introduced the themes and theoretical framework of the forthcoming seminar of the Re-Aligned project which is now scheduled for Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, January, 2014.
Keynote addresses were held by Ivor Stodolsky on A New Non-Aligned Art, Anders Härm on a independent initiative EKKM (Estonian Museum for Contemporary Art); and Livia Paldi on Rethinking Art and Engagement.
The workshop included presentations and discussions of Paths Crossing participants’ projects and work-in-progress. HIAP facilitated this by inviting international and local curators, art professionals and other “peers” in the field, including the keynotes: Anders Härm, who is a curator at Tallinn Art Hall and director of EKKM; Kati Kivinen, who is a curator at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marita Muukkonen, curator of HIAP; Ivor Stodolsky, an independent curator and philosopher; and Livia Paldi, the former chief curator of Budapest’s Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, who in December 2012 took up the position of director at the Baltic Art Centre, a Paths Crossing partner-institution in Visby, Sweden. Her keynote doubled as a HIAP TALK, which usually draws from 40–80 members of the wider public.
Workshop participants from the Paths Crossing project: Meta Grgurevič (Slovenia), Marko Tadić (Croatia), Krišs Salmanis (Latvia), Zsolt Tibor (Hungary), Katrīna Neiburga (Latvia), Gábor Döme (Hungary), Vesna Vuković (Croatia), Maija Rudovska (Latvia), Tereza Papamichali (Poland), Martin Kohout (Czech Republic), Peles Empire (Barbara Wolff & Katharina Stöver), Małgorzata Markiewicz (Poland), Katarina Šević (Hungary).
The Paths Crossing workshop was organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme in partnership with the Baltic Art Center (BAC), Visby (SE), Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen (DK), Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (IE) and Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NO).
Paths Crossing was funded with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
PEER-TO-PEER REVIEW AT MYYMÄLÄ2
HIAP TALKS: LIVIA PALDI ON RETHINKING ART AND ENGAGEMENT