Archipelago Logic - Towards Sustainable Futures
CAA is organising the symposium together with the Archipelago Institute of Åbo Akademi University in Turku on the 26th - 28th Aug 2011.
Archipelago Logic symposium focuses on the potential of contemporary art as an active force in multidisciplinary approaches to urgencies such as those presented by the complex ecological issues of the Baltic Sea, know as the "most polluted sea in the world".
The speakers include Prof. Irit Rogoff and critic Jan Verwoert alongside the artists Alfredo Jaar, Renée Green, Elin Wikström, Territorial Agency / John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Platforma 9.81, and Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, who present their new projects commissioned by CAA.
The symposium is connected to the exhibition project Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA) that has brought around 20 new site-specific art works to the vast archipelago stretching out to the Baltic Sea from outside the city of Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011.
Fri 26TH Aug, 9am - 4pm: Åbo Akademi University in Turku
Multidisciplinary mapping of the urgencies of the Baltic Sea. Discussions in Turku are followed by a boat journey to the island of Korpo, departing Turku at 5pm.
Sat 27TH Aug, 10am - 6pm: Cruise through the Archipelago
Tour of the Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA) exhibition as well as presentations of the art works and research processes by the artists at the Archipelago Centre Korpoström.
Sun 28TH Aug, 10am - 4pm: Archipelago Centre Korpoström
Launch of Archipelago Think Tank, which will continue the work of CAA in the form of multidisciplinary exchange, research and production.