22 December 2011
Call for posters: 4th BaltArt Symposium Art * Eros * Education
Aalto University School of Art and Design, Finland
March 19 - 21, 2012
4th BaltArt Symposium March 19th to 21st 2012
BaltArt is a network of researchers working in art academies and art departments in universities in countries around the Baltic Sea. The network started 2003. Seminaries, informal meetings, congresses and symposia took place in Helsinki, Vilnius, Riga, Kaliningrad and Tallinn.
ART à EROS à EDUCATION
is the title of the 4th symposium. The words are not separated with any ordinary sign, commas, plusses, or dashes, but a star in order to avoid a premeditated hierarchy, coincidence, sequence or any order between them.
The focus is on the dialogical influence between contemporary art and art-related educational efforts, like curating and mediating art, artification of everyday life, community-driven art projects, art-based environmental education, art journalism and political activism in the [dis]guise of art.
Like Plato’s Eros, the child god who was not rich, not beautiful, not wanted but in want of all these, contemporary art is an incubation arena for all kind of wants and wishes that aim at the change through sense-based methods: we are forced to see, hear, taste, smell and feel.
Ideas and exact explanations, manifests and programs come later, if ever, but the immediate sensory affect already icludes the complex context: to become a dialogue, to prepare a platform for discourse, to change ways of making and thinking. Contemporary art is a stance that works for future, activism and change.
In this symposium we propose a discussion on the cultural dialogue that takes the reciprocity of art and education for an interesting and beneficial project towards a future that includes intense responsibility for how the the cultural carriers – people, institutions, texts, artefacts, ideas, images, media – are empowered by today’s incentives.
As key note speakers, among others, will act
Prof. Gary Peters from York’s St.John University, known e.g. for his book on the philosophy of improvisation
Ms. Leslie Johnson, much loved and appreciated former head of Valand Art School in Gothenburg
Ph.D. Composer Ramunas Motiekaitis from the Theatre and Music Academy of Vilnius
Prof. Pia Lindman from The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, celebrated media artist
Ph.D. Senior lecturer Max Ryynänen from Aalto University, known for his interest in popular visual culture
”scientific posters” wanted!
In the lobby of the venue the selected posters will be on display.
The original size of the poster must be either A0 (841x1189 mm) or A1 (594x841 mm).
Instructions for a poster just google ”scientific poster”.
The posters must follow the theme and the spirit of the symposium.