Välkomna att delta i PERSPECTIVES ON A WORK OF ART, 10 september kl. 09:00 - 15:00 svensk tid. Seminariet knyter an till utställningen Länk- Link - Linkki på Hanaholmen, Hanaholmsstranden 5, Esbo, invid Helsingfors. Endast 25 personer kan närvara på plats pga restriktioner. Vill du delta online, fyll i formulär senast 8 september via länken. Se presentationstext på engelska nedan.

The Artists O, Hanaholmen Cultural Center and the Cultural Foundation for Sweden and Finland are organizing a seminar on the concept of works of art on 10 September. at 10 to 16 on Hanaholmen. Sign up now!

The seminar is part of the program in connection with the inauguration of the collaborative exhibition Länk – Link – Linkki by Artists O (FI) & Fiber Art Sweden (SE). The language of the seminar is English, and it is open to everyone. The participation fee for attending on site at Hanaholmen is 35 € and is paid upon registration. Due to the current restrictions only 25 persons can attend the seminar on site (quota full). You can attend the seminar online by filling this form.

The participation fee covers lunch and coffee service in the Hanaholmen restaurant PLATS.

The seminar presentations consider the concept of a work of art in contemporary art, with a special focus on material-based and industrial art. The content of the work of art is also examined from the perspective of public art. What is the current relationship between a work of art and a craft? How does urban planning and architecture perceive a work of art? In the seminar program, artists will share experiences of collaborative processes, and there will be time for discussion. The list of participating artists and speakers will be completed later. You can download the program here.


Seminar speakers

Adjunct Professor Martta Heikkilä, Ph.D., works as a researcher in aesthetics at the University of Helsinki. Her areas of interest include current theories of art and in particular post-phenomenological and structuralist philosophy of art. In recent years, Heikkilä has been particularly interested in the concept of artwork and it’s transformations, which is the theme of her current research project. Heikkilä’s presentation focuses on the relationship between materiality and conceptuality in contemporary art.

Jewellery artist and project manager in Ornamo Art and Design Finland, B.Des, Bachelor of Culture and Arts,  Anna Rikkinen will talk about the role of arts and crafts in build environment. Nowadays, exhibitions, thoughts and works of art are more and more digitally accessible. Is there a place for handmade and materiality in public space? What is art in the built environment and what is craft in contemporary public art?

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, professor of philosophy at Södertörn University, participates in the program with a lecture: Emergences – the concept of art today as experience of the unformed

Maarit Mäkelä, D. A, Professor at Aalto University, considers the dialogue between the artist and the material in her lecture The Dialogue between the author and the material. Mäkelä is interested in the creative process and how it progresses in interaction where the artist responds to the material flows. Mäkelä’s lecture is based on her own creative process in the field of ceramic art, which began in New Zealand in 2015.

The seminar speeches will be recorded and they will be available on Hanaholmen’s website after the seminar.

Länk – Link – Linkki is a joint exhibition by Artists O och Fiber Art Sweden (FAS) in Hanaholmen’s gallery from 9 September 2021 to 30 January 2022. Members of both associations are active in visual arts, design and crafts, and all have a strong connection to the material, which often defines the works’ concrete and conceptual content. The theme content of the exhibition has been created in collaboration between the artists. Many of the artists in the exhibition work with the theme of lightness in their works. The works of art are separate, but the interactive work between the artists has guided the process.

The artists of the exhibition:

  • Hugger-Mugger: Maria Hägglund, Catarina W. Källström and Elinor Ström (SE) – Piia Lieste (FI)
  • Sonja Löfgren-Birch (SE, FI) – Veera Tamminen (FI)
  • Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa & Inger Bergström (SE) – Paavo Halonen (FI)
  • Gunnel Pettersson (SE) – Elina Laitinen (FI)
  • Maria Sandstig (SE) – Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen (FI)
  • Ellen Skafvenstedt (SE) – Riikka Peltola (FI)


Attending on site at Hanaholmen (quota full): Register by filling out the form below. Please note that registration is binding and that the participation fee is not refundable. If you get an obstacle, your registration can be moved to another person. The registration ends on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 16, after which we unfortunately cannot receive registrations.

Attending online:  Register by filling out the form below. Participants attending the seminar online will receive the link to the event on the evening of 9 September 2021. The registration ends on Thursday, 9 August 2021 at 15.

>>> Register here

Image: Paavo Halonen: Love Me Tender, 2020.