The next IHME Festival will be held in March/April 2017.
You can watch footage from IHME Days’ talks 2016 on YouTube >
Many of the speakers, e.g. Jan Verwoert, Emmanuel Pratt, Jaroslav Anděl, spoke in English.
IHME’s annual themes are derived from the IHME Project’s subject matter. At the heart of Kateřina Šedá’s Tram Buskers’ Tour were the following: communities and art, connections between art and education, especially phenomenon-centred learning, and the question of what artists do when they create art. These topics were discussed at the IHME Days on April 1-3, featuring numerous artists, art experts and members of the public.
Free admission to all events.
Community Art – Taike Day
Friday 1.4. at 11.00-15.15 Old Student House, Great Hall
NB! This event is entirely in Finnish.
Where does community art sit on the contemporary art map these days? What kind of environments and communities are artists working with? What motivates collaborations and what is created in them? What kind of thoughts does community art awaken among funding bodies? These themes were discussed during the Community Arts (Taike) Day that has been arranged by Arts Promotion Centre Finland. The programme for the day was split into two parts. The morning concentrated on current issues in the field from the point of view of artists and funding bodies. Talks in the afternoon will addressed education and research in the community arts field as well as cooperation between different fields.
Speakers who addressed their work and methods included Arkipelag Workshop association; RaumArs artist-in-residence programme; artist Timo Tähkänen; artist duo Nutty Tarts; m-cult director Minna Tarkka; community artist Pia Bartsch from the Saari Residence maintained by the Kone Foundation; researcher Pia Hovi-Assad from Turku University Landscape Studies degree programme; and director of senior and elderly work Mona Särkelä-Kukko from the Finnish Federation of Settlement Houses. Funding bodies involved include Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Taike Day opened this spring’s triennial of community arts, RECEPTION. The event was intended for artists, producers and everyone who is interested in the community art field.