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    Sculpture Now – Kestävä | Vapaus

    Sculpture Now! 2023 themes are parallel and even intersecting formed by two Finnish language words vapaus and kestävä. English counterparts for the kestävä are words like enduringsustainabledurable, resistant, strong, lasting etc. which individually are not able to cover the variety of contexts it can be used in nor cover the interpretations made of it. English counterparts for the vapaus are freedom and liberty. 

    Sculpture and
    Transitive approach = other techniques and ways of producing art falling into category of 3-dimensional art, or allowing us to interpret the output in respect of 3-dimensional art.

    The themes are loose and allow different interpretations. You can for instance approach the themes from the political or societal end considering environment, democracy or resilience, or more from personal perspectives such as human relations or mental health. Vapaus can be associated to words like to veilto blurto disguise and to protect and to treasure. Theme Kestävä can also be a feature in your project.

    From the media perspective your approach can vary from sculptural object to installation. Your piece can also have a performative depth. There are no limits to materials that can be used, apart from those practical ones such as cost and time. Students wishing to participate should have a good prior knowledge and experience of making contemporary art, and be prepared to work at least one other day on their course project.

    We have booking for the following workshops: multi material, wood, metal, ceramics and plaster workshops.  Aforementioned workshops will be open also on Tue, Wed, Thu evenings until 8:00 pm in the first period. This may help you continuing the daytime tasks. Note, evening time workshops are available through online booking system. It is always good to check with studio masters for special requirements.

    Other workshops, such as 3D-printing, laser cutting and NC milling are awailable through online booking system.

    Roel Meijs, Sculpture workshop master, available on Mondays from 12 noon – 16:00 and from Tuesday to Thursday 09:00 – 16:00, good to make appointment! Monday mornings 08:00 – 12:00 are reserved for the workshop maintenans.

    Course Timetable

    Contact teaching – Ari present, Mondays & Tuesdays 09.1. – 14.2. Students are expected to develop their individual projects through these days. Sculpture Now! will start on Monday 9th with a short introduction. Monday January 23th we will have Guest lecture.

    Projects are expected to be finalized by Sunday February 12th.

    We will be producing an exhibition, which we will install on Monday 13th. The exhibiotion is open until February 28th. We will have a final critic on Tuesday February 14th (with the group split in two for the necessary corona restrictions, should it be necessary. Group A will be in the morning from 09:15 – 12:00 and group B in the afternoon from 13:00 – 17:00.).

    Guest lectures
    Place: Q203 Ryhmäopetus
    One hour for the talk, followed by discussion and questions.

    Vesa-Pekka Herva, Monday January 23rd, 09:15 am
    In case you are ill but able follow, this is the link to Zoom guest lectures:
    This link will apply to all of our meetings, unless informed otherwise. 
    Vesa-Pekka Herva is Professor and Head of Archaeology. His research interests span from prehistoric to contemporary archaeology and heritage in north-eastern Europe.

    nabbteeri, Monday January 30th, 10.00 am
    In case you are ill but able follow, this is the link to Zoom guest lectures
    Nabbteeri is an artist couple formed by Janne Nabb and Maria Teeri. Nabbteeri's medias span from painting to installation involving computer animated videos. Couple has been exhibiting widely around the Europe, North America and Asia.