International project | Public meeting of the CrossSections Project | Curated by: Basak Senova | Exhibition Labaratory, Helsinki | 19.05.2018
Exhibition Laboratory hosts the PUBLIC Meeting of the CrossSections project in Helsinki. As the speaker of the meeting, Basak Senova (TR) will introduce and talk about the research strains and the leading curatorial motive of the project. The meeting in Helsinki specifically aims to discuss the curatorial methodology and the structure of the project. In the second part of the meeting some of the participating artists including Behzad Khosravi Noori (IR/SE), Benji Boyadgian (FI/PS), Egle Oddo (IT/FI), Inma Herrera (ES/FI),Isa Rosenberger (AT), Lina Selander (SE), Nikolaus Gansterer (AT), Tamsin Snow (IE/UK), Otto Karvonen (FI) and Timo Tuhkanen (FI) along with some of the partners of the project will give their input.
CrossSections is a cross disciplinary research platform contemplating on artistic research, dialogues, and production. The project reflects on "process" in the form of an open format with the aim to articulate critical reactions to the political, economic, and social disturbances facing us today. The project emerged from the need to challenge the ‘status quo’ across the political spectrum and support effective and critical forms of discursive and artistic productions to emerge. In the course of two years (2017-2019), the project is expected to engage with a number of artists, scholars and cultural workers, producing a varied forms of meetings, residencies, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and talks designed to be held in four cities: Vienna, Helsinki, Tallinn and Stockholm.
Curated by Basak Senova, CrossSections project is organized in partnership of Kunsthalle Exnergasse - WUK (Werkstätten und Kulturhaus) in Vienna; iaspis - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists and Konstfack - University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and NFK - The Nordic Art Association in Stockholm; Nya Småland in different locations in Sweden; HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme and Academy of Fine Arts - University of the Arts Helsinki in Helsinki; Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia - Kaasaegse Kunsti Eesti Keskus in Estonia; and Press to Exit Project Space in Skopje.