Registration by 30.8.

Discussion of the changes of the sea

Contemporary Art Archipelago arranges a series of public events which addresses key questions concerning the future of the archipelago environment and community. Themes and dates are: Ecology the 3rd of September, Economy the 29th of October and (Aesth)ethics the 1st of March 2011.

The first discussion focuses on the changes affecting the co-existence of the environment and community, nature and culture in the archipelago: What does originality and locality mean, what is alien or other?

Speakers include Swedish artist Elin Wikström, professor of marine biology Erkki Leppäkoski (Åbo Akademi), and researcher of future Katriina Siivonen (Turku University), moderated by independent curator Tomas Träskman.

As a starting point for the cross-disciplinary discussion is Elin Wikström’s practice, which addresses in particular issues of sustainability and global economy with the means of artistic research, workshops, performance and installation. Wikström has, for example, explored with underwater rugby the questions of the migration of marine species and humans.

Free transport

Free public transport is organised between Turku and Korpo. Departure at 7.45 from the Turku market square in front of the Orthodox church, arrival back to Turku at about 18.00. The bus can also stop along the Archipelago road.

Registration by 30.8.

The discussion is mainly in Swedish.

Key questions concerning the future of the archipelago environment and community

A series of public events addresses key questions concerning the future of the archipelago environment and community. The events bring into dialogue critical perspectives of contemporary art, science and the everyday.

The one-day public events take place in the Archipelago centre Korpoström.

The Contemporary Art Archipelago consists of 20 art works and events brought to fruition in the archipelago with new and site-specific works installed by international and local artists.

The exhibition weaves connections between the city and the archipelago as well as reflecting on the detail of the Turku archipelago and the Baltic Sea in relation to the rest of the world via global flows.

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