We are very honoured to be invited to speak at HAM as part of Taidekoulu MAA's artist talk series at the museum. Read more about that here.
Artists Arlene Tucker (Translation is Dialogue), Anastasia Artemeva, and musician Sonny Elinkautinen Nyman will present their current collaboration Prison Outside. The research behind this project is centred on the subjects of imprisonment, justice, and the role of the arts in the relationships between people in prisons and people on the outside. We are interested in perceptions of incarcerated individuals and ex-convicts in the society, and how we can break stereotypes and support each other. It is also a platform where contributing artists can produce their own artistic projects related to imprisonment. In the year 2018 we are working closely with Moscow University of Psychology and Education, and young people in juvenile detention schools in Finland and Russia.
During the presentation for Taidekoulu Maa at HAM on 13.9 we will discuss past and current projects by Prison Outside and its collaborators. Together we will learn about process-based practices and methodologies for artistic exchange. Through practical examples we will discuss how to design and realise a socially-engaged project. We will share our experiences and challenges of a cross-cultural multidisciplinary collaborations.
We invite you to the project! This fall we are looking for a curatorial assistant for the Free Translation exhibition, and a program assistant, a photographer and interpreters, for the international multidisciplinary conference Prison Outside #2 in Helsinki in November.
Learn more about Prison Outside at HAM on 13.9 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prison Outside #2 is a cross-disciplinary discussion on artistic projects in and around prison. It takes place on November 21st-23rd in Helsinki and will present speakers from Finland, Russia, Ireland, USA, and Belgium. The program in PUBLICS and MAA-tila will include presentations, round table discussions, film screenings, and workshops. Free Translation, an exhibition of artistic and literary works on imprisonment will be launched during the conference. We will discuss artistic practices in prison, and their effect on rehabilitation, understanding the histories of incarceration, and encouraging communication between people of different walks of life.
Artists, researchers, teachers, students, ex-convicts are very welcome to join the discussion. This event will be held in English, Finnish and Russian languages. Full program coming soon!
Arlene Tucker: author and curator of TID