Due to the travel restrictions resulting from the corona virus situation, the curators of Art Ii Biennial will only present at the event virtually this year. We are organizing a Talk with the Curators online on Sunday 14th June at 5 PM (4 PM CEST).
Ekaterina Sharova (RUS) and Maria Huhmarniemi (FIN) will discuss the theme of the Biennial, the artworks selected and how the compilation participates in the public discussion through the methods of art.
The talk is hosted by Jetta Huttunen, the Executive Manager of KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre. The discussion will focus on ecological, economical, social and cultural sustainability and how art can be a force to change the world.
Ekaterina Sharova is an art historian and a curator of the Arctic Art Forum (Arkhangelsk, Russia), a leading meeting place for contemporary art and interdisciplinary experiments in Euro-Arctic Russia. Her curatorial projects focus on embodied knowledge, decentralization of the cultural capital, and redesigning the invisible.
Dr. Maria Huhmarniemi is an artist and a teacher in the University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design. In her work she engages with questions concerning the North and environmental issues such as the relationship between people and nature and environmental responsibility. Her focus is especially on socially and environmentally engaged art. As a researcher, she is interested in political contemporary art and education for sustainability through art.
Link to the discussion will be shared in the Facebook event on Sunday 14th of June!