Programme

Kuva/photo: Veikko Somerpuro

IHME Festival Programme April 5–29, 2017

IHME 2017 programme can be accessed via Eventmore mobile app. Download it for free: www.eventmore.io/app/ihme

You are welcome to read the greetings of the programming team here as a PDF file.

Wednesday, April 5

18:00
Finnkino Tennispalatsi, screen 2, Salomonkatu 15, Helsinki

World premiere of the film The Black Charismatic, the film’s only screening at the Festival
By booking in advance you make sure of your place. Register by March 29 here >

Thursday, April 6

10:00–18:00 (Mon-Sat, closed on Sundays)
Finnish Salvation Army Temple, Uudenmaankatu 40, Helsinki
The Black Charismatic video installation
Free admission

19:00
Rock Church
, Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki
The Black Charismatic concert
By booking in advance you make sure of your place. Register by March 29 here >

Festival Programme at the Gloria Cultural Arena April 7–8, 2017

Gloria Cultural Arena, Pieni Roobertinkatu 12, Helsinki

Festival Programme at Gloria is hosted by cultural critic, journalist Aleksis Salusjärvi

Gloria open: Fri 12:00–00:00, Sat 12:00–00:00

Free entrance to everything

During the Festival weekend (Fri–Sat) at Gloria:

DJ Otto Talvio
Gloria Cultural Arena, bar, 1st floor
18:00–21:00, 23:00–00:00

Friday, April 7

12:30–14:30
Gloria Cultural Arena
, Main hall

Our IHME (Keynote in English)
Our IHME is a conversational info session. We share our experiences of The Black Charismatic and learn together about making use of contemporary art in teaching. Bristol Biennial’s Director of Engagement Rowan Lear will give a keynote speech with a title ”Artificial Joy: Arts Participation in the Age of Social Media”.

If you are interested to attend please contact paivi.matala@ihmefestival.fi by April 3.

15:00–15:45
Gloria Cultural Arena, Main hall

Public Art: OSLO PILOT (in English)
Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk & Eva Gonzalez-Sancho present OSLO PILOT, which investigates the role of art in and for the public realm, and lays the groundwork for a future periodic art event in Oslo

15:45–16:30
Gloria Cultural Arena
, Main hall

Political Action in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt in the 21st Century (in Finnish)
Postdoc researcher Julian Honkasalo

16:30–17:15

Gloria Cultural Arena, lobby

Guided walk to IHME installation

17:00–17:45
Gloria Cultural Arena, Main hall

A Journalist’s Viewpoint: What are We Allowed to Talk about, Where and When? (In Finnish)
An unaffiliated journalist, a non-fiction author, a founder of the digital publication specializing in investigative journalism Long Play Johanna Vehkoo

18:00–20:30
Gloria Cultural Arena
, Main hall

IHME Marathon, five artist interviews on cultural appropriation: Matti Aikio, Lea Kantonen, Nana & Felix, Jani Ruscica ja Martta Tuomaala (In Finnish except for Nana & Felix, which will speak in English)

21:00–23:00
Gloria Cultural Arena, Main hall

Film series expanding upon the work of Theaster Gates: Imagining Japan:
Programmed by writer and researcher Olaf Möller

Discussion with Olaf Möller and artist Edgar Honetschläger

Saturday, April 8

13:00–14:00
Gloria Cultural Arena
, balcony 1st floor

Hannah Arendt Reading Group (in Finnish, in English if needed)
The reading group examines in what ways Hannah Arendt’s thinking resonates with contemporary questions. No previous knowledge of Arendt’s work is necessary for participating in the group. If you are interested in joining the group, which will be a maximum of ten people, please contact paivi.matala@ihmefestival.fi. Everyone is welcome to attend as an observer on a first come first served basis.

14:00–16:45
Gloria Cultural Arena,
Main hall

What is Art for? (in English)
Why is there art, what use is it, and should art be useful anyway? How can we talk both about the meaning of art and about its instrumental, and even monetary value, at the same time? The question will be answered by a group of key figures in the artworld: the visual artist Anna Tuori; the former Director of Tate Modern and forthcoming Director of Berlin’s Volksbühne Chris Dercon; and from the USA, the curator of the Prospect New Orleans biennial, Dan Cameron; and the expert on African-American photography and Professor at New York University Deborah Willis. The discussion will be moderated by the artist and researcher Jan Kaila.

17:00–18:30

The Cock Restaurant, Fabianinkatu 17

Soul Food Buffet with IHME’s Festival guests

Booking: bookings@thecock.fi  by March 31. Price and more info here>

17:00–17:45 and 17:45–18:30

Gloria Cultural Arena, lobby

Guided walk to IHME installation

18:30–20:00
Gloria Cultural Arena, Main hall

Conversation on the 2017 IHME Project The Black Charismatic (in English)
Conversation between IHME Artist Theaster Gates and Charles Esche, Director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven

21:00–23:00
Gloria Cultural Arena, Main hall

Film series expanding upon the work of Theaster Gates: Reading Remains:
Programmed by writer and researcher Olaf Möller

Discussion with Olaf Möller and artist Norbert Pfaffenbichler

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