Aalto University wrote a snippet about OBJEKTI. I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to work with all of these amazing artists. Years ago when I was an exchange student at Aalto University, I took Andy Best's class “Media Intervention in the City”, which OBJEKTI was born from. I believe my class was the first class Andy had. That was in 2011!
Excerpt from the article:
The group exhibition OBJEKTI returns to Espoo centre this summer for its fourth edition with a diverse and exciting line up of artists and projects. This year there is a strong focus on ecological and social themes. The exhibition is open 14.6.-2.9.2018.
There are sixteen artists participating with a total of twelve projects. Many works have been especially created for OBJEKTI and are site-specific to their locations. The exhibition represents different forms of contemporary art – sculpture, installation, sound art, community and participatory projects.
Many of the artists work or study at Aalto University. The artists taking part are: Heini Aho, Art & Process (Ari Björn ja Heini Matveinen), Bartaku, Rosamaría Bolom, Edwina Goldstone, Ramina Habibollah, Parsa Kamehkhosh, Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna, Petri Kuljuntausta, Maria Mastola, Tuula Närhinen, Sepideh Rahaa, Tiina Raitanen, Satu-Minna Suorajärvi and Arlene Tucker.
I am extremely happy with the selection of artists and artworks for this year’s OBJEKTI” says curator and organiser of the exhibition Andy Best, who is the Head of General Studies and Sculpture lecturer at Aalto University. “It is always exciting to work with the artists and begin the installation process, as ideas turn into reality. This year’s show will be challenging, but hopefully fascinating for locals and visitors alike. Many of the works deal with critically important topics such as climate change, mass extinctions, and the migrant crisis, yet relate to them in poetic, creative ways. Other works ask us to question time, existence, and our place in the world.”
Read the full article here.
Monitaiteinen kurssi 9–13-vuotiaille / Multi-media art course for 9-13 year olds
ma–ke 11–13.6. klo 10–14 / Monday-Wednesday 11-13.6 from 10am-2pm.
Ohjaajat/Instructors: Arlene Tucker & Edwina Goldstone
Opetuskielet/Languages of instruction: englanti ja suomi / English and Finnish
We have hair. Hair is natural. Hair is everywhere. In this three day workshop we will explore different ways to make art using hair. These various art forms will help the artist make a final piece. For example, two-dimensional arts, aspects of stop motion animation, sculpture, and paper arts. This workshop is for young artists who enjoy exploring different artistic mediums and ways of self expression. Welcome!
Meillä on hiukset. Hius on luonnollista. Hiuksia on joka paikassa. Kolmipäiväisellä kurssilla tutkimme erilaisia tapoja tehdä hiuksista taidetta. Kurssilla kokeillaan eri taidemuotoja ja tehdään oma taideteos. Esimerkiksi kaksiulotteinen teos, stop motion animaatio, veistos tai käsityö. Kurssi sopii nuorille taiteilijoille, jotka ovat innokkaita kokeilemaan erilaisia taiteellisia välineitä ja itseilmaisun keinoja. Tervetuloa!
Trapesa, Kirkkojärventie 1, 02770 Espoo
(Espoon keskuksen juna-asema, asemasilta, 2.krs)
This course is free of charge. Please bring your own lunch.
Kurssi on maksuttomia. Omat eväät tarvitaan mukaan.
Send an email to email@example.com to register. Registration by June 4th to secure your spot!
This workshop is in cooperation with Objekti Festival, Trapesa and the City of Espoo.
For more information about the artists, please check edwinagoldst.one and arlenetucker.net
Arlene Tucker is an artist and educator currently based in Helsinki, Finland.