11 Dec 2018
HIAP Goes EMMA: A Panel Discussion
(c) Tuomas A. Laitinen: Conductor, 2014
Saturday, 8 November, EMMA
HIAP Curator Jenni Nurmenniemi will moderate a panel discussion with Tuomas A. Laitinen, Taru Elfving (Frame Visual Art Finland) and Roope Mokka (Demos Helsinki). The language of the event will be Finnish.
Known from his wide-ranging installations combining sound, light and the moving image, Laitinen is currently holding an exhibition, Fundamental Matter, at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is part of the prize awarded to him by the Finnish Arts’ Academy.
The discussion delves into the themes of the exhibition: matter, mechanisms of economy, cities and their empty spaces, and the material preconditions of future.
Tuomas A. Laitinen graduated from the Department of Time & Space at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in 2008. He has recently worked in the USA, Germany, Estonia and elsewhere. Most of his projects of recent years have been carried out in China. Laitinen’s works have also been shown in Finland, Australia, Japan and Turkey.
Save the date: Artist talk (in English) by Tuomas A. Laitinen on Wednesday, 19 November at 6–8 pm!