Work It Out

Work It Out

Work It Out is a five-day work­shop event at Space for Free Arts that evolves around ques­tions about showing/performing con­tem­por­ary art. Dif­fer­ent approaches and ques­tions are tested in prac­tice through col­lect­ive work. Before each work­ing ses­sion there will be an introduction/presentation for stim­u­lat­ing the appear­ance of the works in time and space. The focus of the work­shop will be on the ques­tion of what defines the mean­ing of the artwork/act: is it time, space or other works around it? Is it the artist, cur­ator, insti­tu­tion or the audi­ence who dom­in­ates it?

The invited presenters are artist Diego Agulló, cur­ator Clare Butcher, cho­reo­grapher and artist Maija Hir­vanen and curators/organizers from One Night Only gallery.

Each par­ti­cipant brings their own artwork/act in the work­shop. The aim is to make con­nec­tions between the dif­fer­ent prac­tices and search for new ways of presenting/performing/show­ing per­form­ing arts and con­tem­por­ary art, so the works par­ti­cip­at­ing can be diverse.

Work It Out is organ­ized by Saara Han­nus, Satu Her­rala, Miina Hujala and Jussi Koitela. Sup­por­ted by Uni­ver­sity of the Arts Helsinki.