4 Dec 2018
HIAP Open Studios / Autumn 2015
Photo: Tuomas Laasanen
Wednesday, 28 October, 5–7.30 pm.
HIAP Open Studios provides the resident artists and curators with an opportunity to present their work to local colleagues and audience in an informal and relaxed setting. In October, HIAP Open Studios features Branislav Dimitrijević, Anne Ferran, Jukka Hautamäki & Minna Pöllänen, Karel Koplimets, Soohyun Lee, Georgios Papadopoulos and Disa Wallander. The visitors can move around and explore the artists’ studios freely. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Welcome!
Branislav Dimitrijević (b.1967) is a Professor of History and Theory of Art at School for Art and Design (VŠLPU) in Belgrade. He is a specialist in art and film in socialist Yugoslavia and also regularly writes on relations of contemporary artistic practices and socio-political issues. He has been active as a curator and his projects include large contemporary art exhibitions.
Anne Ferran was born in Sydney, Australia, where she lives and works. Her recent photographic work is in collaboration with dancers, drawing on their ability to register and transmit subtle qualities in their surroundings. Performances for the camera can involve one, two or three dancers who improvise with lengths of coloured felt, the shifting shapes of the felt serving to amplify energetic forces that the camera records. Other works involve installations and live performance.
Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971 Oulu) is a Finnish sound and media artist. Hautamäki works with found materials, electronics, sound, light and video. The works, which are often presented in the form of an media installation. Hautamäki’s bodily sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. His live setup consists mainly of diy sound devices, which he manipulates in real time by changing components and reconnecting circuits.
Minna Pöllänen (b.1980) is a Finnish visual artist living and working in Helsinki and London. Pöllänen’s practice moves between photography, sculpture, installation and performance. Her work focuses on the politics of space, act of looking, and the economic and societal structures related to market society. She explores these issues through domestic objects and shapes, and more recently, through symbols of the contemporary self and its relationship to the Other.
Karel Koplimets (b. 1986) lives and works in Tallinn and has MA degree in Photography (Estonian Academy of Arts, 2013). He is a member of the artist collective Visible Solutions LLC. Koplimets works mainly with narrative installations and deals with topics such as criminality, crimes and mechanisms of fear and paranoias. He is interested in urban legends, uncanny murder cases, rumors and conspiracy theories, how they affect us and how we come to believe in them.
Soohyun Lee (b. 1975) is a curator from Seoul, South Korea. Lee’s curatorial work is focused on questions around feminism and how the concept is perceived in everyday life. Her other interest is looking into the social norms and actions, related to the communication in the digitally mediated world. Lee curates exhibitions that display current Korean video and media art.
Georgios Papadopoulos combines economics and philosophical analysis with artistic research. His research gravitates around money and it’s socioeconomic functions. In 2012 he was awarded the Vilém Flusser Prize for Artistic Research by the transmediale festival in Berlin. Currently Papadopoulos investigates the new aesthetic of economic value.
Disa Wallander (b.1988) is a Swedish comics artist. Wallander draws comics where she attempts to learn things without reaching any conclusions about anything. Wallander likes to work with a range of materials, and is curious about sculptural or photographic comics at the moment.