The Finnish Art Review. Launching event. Truthfulness: Objectivity/Subjectivity. Issue 3 aims to raise a number of questions about the concept of truthfulness by covering a broad range of topics, from ethics to the 'minor utopias' of every day life and their potential for helping us to find truths in our contemporary fragmented reality.
Framework: The Finnish Art Review
Issue 3 / June 2005: Truthfulness: Objectivity/Subjectivity
Framework 3 aims to raise a number of questions about the concept of truthfulness by covering a broad range of topics, from ethics to the â€œminor utopiasâ€ of every day life and their potential for helping us to find truths in our contemporary fragmented reality.
Locating sets general frame for the theme Truthfulness by the following scientists and cultural actors: philosopher Taneli Kukkonen, who holds the Canada Research Chair in the Aristotelian Tradition at the University of Victoria; James Meadowcroft, Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, Canada; Iikka Vehkalahti, the commissioning editor of documentaries at YLE The Finnish Broadcasting Company; and Ghassan Hage, Professor of Anthropology at University of Sydney.
Focus investigates the recent intensified need arising in various artistic approaches to turn to documentary. While belief in â€˜the real truthâ€™ has been questioned and the ideal of the whole truth has turned out to be unattainable, a new freedom of interpretation has been achieved. Denise Robinson, Janne Seppänen, Susanna Helke, Hanna Johansson, Markus Nummi, Olli Löytty, Yrjö Haila and Auli Mantila are bringing a special focus to bear on this greatly expanded range of subjects and the variety of approaches available, especially in the fictional direction, even â€“ paradoxically â€“ with regard to what is still â€˜unknownâ€™ or incomprehensible.
Features and Conversations highlights some of the foremost Finnish artists from the fields of film making, media art, video and photography who have revitalised the formal traditions of documentary. The presented artists are Pirjo Honkasalo, Veli Granö, Laura Horelli, Heli Rekula and Ilppo Pohjola. In addition, presented are a recent project World of Plenty by Tea Mäkipää and a photo essay The Armenian Genocide by Jaakko Heikkilä.
Opinions, Analyses & Letters offers a forum where the general theme of Framework 3 is commented by Sureyyya Evren, a Turkish author and critic; Film director Pekka Uotila; and Juha Samola, Director of AVEK The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture based in Helsinki.
Visitorâ€™s Voice essay Intentionally What-Ever by Marta Kuzma is based on the lectures she gave while staying as Frameâ€™s curator-in-residence in Finland in January-March 2005.
Global Watch comments on four international exhibitions, as reviews or by interviews of the curators. Natasa Petresin discusses with Sara Arrhenius, the curator for the 3rd Gothenburg International Biennial; Minna Henriksson talks with Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun, the curators for the 9th Istanbul Biennial; Mika Hannula analyses the bunch of paradoxes related to interpretation of history through the RAF exhibition in Berlin and Graz, while David Riff examines needs of face control by reviewing the 1stt Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. In addition, News includes selected projects and events, with a special focus on the Finnish contribution (or the lack of it at the Nordic Pavilion) in the 51st Venice biennial.
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Launching event at Campo di Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro, Venice on 9th of June 2005 at 9.30-11 pm.
Campo di Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro, Venice