August 15, 2019

Dimensions Tomorrow

University of the Arts Helsinki

Dan Cole, Magic, 2019.

Dimensions Tomorrow is an exhibition and a two-day discussion event exploring how we understand and represent physical realities through making things. The exhibition features sculptural ideas and things by students and alumni of the University of the Arts Helsinki's Academy of Fine Arts, alongside established artists from Finland and abroad.

Works by: Beth Collar, Dan Cole, Eetu Sihvonen, Eeva-Maija Pulkkinen, Florian Roithmayr, Hannah Bohnen, Hemuloordi, Jaakko Lahti, Laura Dahlberg, Leena Saarinen, Matej Strojan, Sampo Aatos, Sara Blosseville, Timo Aho, Timo Viialainen

Situated in the context of the Academy of Fine Arts, the exhibition inherently re-describes the field of work of the Academy —guiding the future generation of artists to explore what can be made against the backdrop of sculptural tradition. Can we still maintain that the identity of sculpture is rooted in the classical understanding of the figure or body in space? And how is this complicated by the role of technologies in contemporary formulations of the world?

The exhibition and event have been brought together by Sculpture Lecturer James Prevett and the Sculpture Department at Uniarts Helsinki's Academy of Fine Arts.

Dimensions Tomorrow
August 16–September 8, 2019
Open Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm
Free entry

Conversations in Dimensions Tomorrow
September 5–6

While the exhibition explores how we understand and represent physical realities through making things, the discussion event allows for wider, deeper, stranger conversations about different states of sculpture. It begins with making, physicality and the things sculptors are interested in, moving outwards absorbing environment, ritual and public.

It aims to create an environment where artists and other practitioners can talk like they do amongst each other, so there will be coffee, biscuits and some open-ended discussion that will form around presentations by our speakers: Beth Collar, Florian Roithmayr, Luis Sagasti, Laurence Sillars, Milja Salonen, Denise Ziegler, The Sculpture Expanded Project and more to follow.

More information on the symposium programme is available here.

The University of the Arts Helsinki, located in Finland’s capital Helsinki, is an international forerunner in education and research in the field of arts and strengthens the role of art as a force that reforms society. Uniarts Helsinki provides the highest level of education in music, fine arts, theatre and dance in Finland. Established in 2013, Uniarts Helsinki consists of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy.

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