Art and Societal Knowledge: A Multidisciplinary Symposium


13.6.2024 klo 9.00 - 19.00

9.00 Opening of the symposium (Timo Pankakoski & Oleksandra Nenko)

9.10 Scholarly session with short academic presentations
Session 1 (Chaired by Timo Pankakoski) (9.10-10.10)
- Oleksandra Nenko, Dis/Mis/Re-Placements and Ukrainian Wartime Art
- Ranjana Saha, Imageries of Infant Feeding from Colonial India
- Pekka Kolehmainen, Antifeminist Art of the Globo Uomo

Break (10 min) (10.10-10.20)

Session 2 (Chaired by Oleksandra Nenko) (10.20-11.20)
- Timo Pankakoski, Utopias/Dystopias as Perspectives on the Present
- Oscar Winberg, Rethinking American Sitcoms and Politics
- Martin Cloonan, Popular Music as Societal Knowledge: Some Reflections

Concluding discussion 11.20-11.45

11.45 Lunch break

13.15 Roundtable with artists and curators: “Foreigners Everywhere”: Just another fancy topic of the Venice Biennale 2024 or agenda for contemporary arts in Finland? (chaired by Oleksandra Nenko)

- Saara Hacklin, deputy curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, curator of the "Kuin Kotonaan" exhibition at Kiasma
- Dana Neilson, curator of the Ukraine Solidarity Residencies Program, Helsinki International Artist Programme
- Ton Melnyk, queer artist and activist from Ukraine based in Finland
- Other international artists based in Finland (TBC)

15.15 Coffee break / wine reception opens

15.45 Film screening: Susanna Helke: Ruthless Times – Songs of Care (2022)

Includes discussion with the director, Professor of Research Susanna Helke and a Q&A session after the screening

19.00 End of the symposium