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2017 PUBLIC ART SEMINAR

Public Art Seminar.
Kari Huhtamo PHOTO © Kalle Kallio

The focus of the public art seminar was on the textile art this year. The event was a joint effort with the University of Lapland's Faculty of Art, Kari Huhtamo Art Foundation, Art Museum of Rovaniemi and Lapland Taike.

PROGRAM

Professor of Fine Art Jaana Erkkilä, The University of Lapland:
Welcome! The Importance of the Environment to Human Well-Being
Professor of Textile Design Heidi Pietarinen, The University of Lapland:
Textile Art Made out of Plywood. Public Spaces and Textile Art
Chief Curator Riitta Kuusikko, Rovaniemi Art Museum:
Blue and White Composition - Textile Works in Collections and Public Spaces
Sculptor Kari Huhtamo, Kari Huhtamo Art Foundation:
Textiles by a Sculptor 
Textile Artist, KM, Tuula-Maija Magga-Hetta:
Ode to the Reindeer and the North - Reindeer Leather Art and Colors of Vuotso


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2016 PUBLIC ART SEMINAR

Public Art Seminar.
30.03.2016 - Korundi House of Culture, University of Lapland PHOTO © Iiro Rautiainen

What defines Public Art? Is it an art form? Does the size of the work matter? Who gets to decide, what is placed in public space? Who is the"public"? And what is the artist's role in all this?

PROGRAM

Curator Riitta Kuusikko, Korundi, House of Culture:
Artwalk
Professor of Fine Art Jaana Erkkilä, The University of Lapland:
Welcome
Principal Mauri Ylä-Kotola, The University of Lapland:
Public Art Today.
Regional Artist Outi Turpeinen, Arts Promotion Centre, Kouvola, Finland:
 What is Percent for Art?
Visual Artist Pirjetta Brander, Visiting Artist, the University of Lapland and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation:
Media Art as Public Art
Museum Director Katriina Pietilä-Juntura, Aine Art Museum, Tornio:
Go to Sculptures!
Sculptor Kari Huhtamo, Kari Huhtamo Art Foundation
Artist's view on Public Art

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2015 N = 000° / BATTLE AT EMMA AREENA

Battle at EMMA Areena.
Arto Ojala, Kari Huhtamo, Jyrki Siukonen,Rosa Liksom, Mauri Ylä-Kotola, Kalle Lampela, Matti Nojonen, Reetta Räty, Marketta Huhtamo, Katja Kettu, Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen - photo © Jukka Tarkiainen.

 

The multidisciplinary debate Battle at EMMA Areena explored the North as a place, concept and attribute. The subject was approached from the viewpoints of literature, science, politics and arts. The event was a part of the N=000° publication and exhibition series and was arranged in collaboration with the University of Lapland and EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

PROGRAM

Round 1: HOMO BOREALIS – THE NAKED THRUTH
What does the North contribute to the universal themes of love, hate and change? Does the geographical periphery bring you to the edge and over the ledge emotionally too?
author Katja Kettu – author Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen referee: journalist Reetta Räty

Round 2: NORTHERN SEA ROUTE THE NEXT SILK ROAD?
Climate change in the Arctic affects both nature and political and socio-economic relationships. What will it mean in practice for the locals, Finland and the world? Will the North be the new core?
professor Matti Nojonen – politician, economic policy expert Arto Ojala referee: rector of University of Lapland, professor Mauri Ylä-Kotola

Round 3: NORTHERN ART – TO BE OR NOT TO BE?
Southern Art as a concept does not exist. What is the use of North? A sign of intellectual laziness, market forces or real differences?
visual artist, author Rosa Liksom – visual artist Kalle Lampela referee: visual artist, researcher Jyrki Siukonen

 

N = 000° / BATTLE AT EMMA AREENA


2011 Relatio Artis


Relation Artis - a seminar at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi Fonland.
Mauri Ylä-Kotola (rector of the University of Lapland), Juhani Pallasmaa, Kalevi Aho, Catarina Ryöppy, Timo Valjakka, Jussi Tiainen and Reija Hirvikoski.

 

Relatio Artis –seminar engaged established and acclaimed art professionals as collaborative partners in an educational effort to enrich and encourage the students interested in pursuing a career in the arts. The seminar was also a tribute to the creative Northern spirit: this public offering contextualizing the artistic process coincided with the opening of the House of Culture Korundi and was a joint effort of Kari Huhtamo Art Foundation, the University of Lapland and the City of Rovaniemi.

PROGRAM

Opening words and chairman: Principal Mauri Ylä-Kotola (The University of Lapland)
Architect, Professor Juhani Pallasmaa:
Architecture and Time: Communications in Material and Time
Composer Kalevi Aho:
Modern Music – Progress and Values 
Critic Timo Valjakka:
Day to day – perspectives to critic’s work
Stage, Costume and Interior Designer, D.A. Reija Hirvikoski:
Moments in the Light Design of an Exhibition 
Artist Catarina Ryöppy:
Time-limits
Photographer Jussi Tiainen:
Light in Photographing Architecture 

 

Relatio Artis page
Kalevi Aho
Reija Hirvikoski
Juhani Pallasmaa
Catarina Ryöppy
Jussi Tiainen
Timo Valjakka


2007 Encounters

ncounters - the seminar, in which five established designers and artists presented their work and gave the students an insight into their professional careers.
Jorma Hautala photo - © Lucien den Arend

 

Encounters-seminar was arranged in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, University of Lapland. This free of charge event brought together the established and applauded artists Kari Huhtamo, Kari Piippo, Lucien den Arend, Jorma Hautala, Yrjö Kukkapuro and Antero Toikka and the fine art students in the beginning of their careers.

PROGRAM

Opening words and chairman: Sculptor, D.A. h.c. Kari Huhtamo
Graphic Designer Kari Piippo:
Graphic Thinking
Sculptor Lucien den Arend:
Environmental Art
Artist, Graphic Designer Jorma Hautala:
From Paintings to Color Designs
Interior Design Architect, Furniture Designer
Yrjö Kukkapuro:
Ergonomics, Ecology and Aesthetics
Sculptor Antero Toikka:
Kasvukäytävä/Growth Passage – Thoughts on the Artistic Creation Process.

 

Encounters page
Kari Piippo
Lucien den Arend
Jorma Hautala
Yrjö Kukkapuro
Antero Toikka