ARS11: Kiasma

ARS11: Kiasma
Library Shelf Location 16.ARS
Publication Date 2011
Description The ARS 11 publication examines Africa from different perspectives of contemporary art through the works of 63 artists and interpretations by 53 writers. Central themes in the exhibition include diverse forms of expression and the significance of memory and history in understanding the present. The theme is approached from different vantage points: in addition to artists with an African background, the participants of the exhibition include Western artists and writers with personal experience of Africa - the continent of a multitude of impressions.' Artists Georges Adéagbo (1942 Benin) · Ardmore Ceramic Art (South Africa) · Sammy Baloji (1978 Democratic Republic of the Congo) · Ursula Biemann (1955 Switzerland) · Baaba Jakeh Chande (1971 Zambia / Finland) · Kudzanai Chiurai (1981 Zimbabwe / South Africa) · Steven Cohen (1962 South Africa / France) · El Anatsui (1944 Ghana / Nigeria) · Samba Fall (1977 Senegal / Norway) · Rotimi Fani-Kayode (Nigeria 1955 – United Kingdom 1989) · Samuel Fosso (1962 Cameroon / Central African Republic) · Patrizia Guerresi Maïmouna (1951 Italy) · Ditte Haarløv Johnsen (1977 Denmark) · Romuald Hazoumè (1962 Benin) · Laura Horelli (1976 Finland / Germany) · Pieter Hugo (1976 South Africa) · Alfredo Jaar (1956 Chile / United States) · Michael MacGarry (1978 South Africa) · Vincent Meessen (1971 United States / Belgium) · Nandipha Mntambo (1982 Swaziland / South Africa) · Baudouin Mouanda (1981 Republic of the Congo) · Otobong Nkanga (1974 Nigeria / Belgium) · Odili Donald Odita (1966 Nigeria / United States) · Emeka Ogboh (1977 Nigeria) · Abraham Onoriode Oghobase (1979 Nigeria) · J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (1930 Nigeria) · Andrew Putter (1965 South Africa) · Elina Saloranta (1968 Finland) · Mary Sibande (1982 South Africa) · Barthélémy Toguo (1967 Cameroon / France) ARS 11 is a major international art event filling Kiasma with artworks, performances, screenings, discussions and workshops. The ARS 11 curator team are Pirkko Siitari, Director of Kiasma, Arja Miller, Chief Curator, and Jari-Pekka Vanhala, Curator. The ARS 11 programme for Kiasma Theatre will be compiled by Riitta Aarniokoski. The Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos (CCA, Lagos) will participate in the ARS 11 project with an exhibition of photographic work by J.D. ’Okhai Ojeikere from a career spanning more than 60 years. Guest curators for the Moments of Beauty exhibition are Bisi Silva and Aura Seikkula. ARS 11 will be part of the programme of the Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture. The contribution of Kiasma will include two video installations from its collections: Where is Where? (2008) by Eija-Liisa Ahtila and WESTERN UNION: Small Boats (2007) by Isaac Julien. The ARS 11 exhibition will extend to eight cities in Finland as well as to Stockholm, Sweden. The satellite exhibitions will be curated and produced by the partner museums and will showcase the themes of ARS 11. The ARS 11 exhibition celebrates the 50-year history of the most important exhibition institution in Finland. Organised since 1961, the ARS exhibitions have played a crucial role in shaping ideas about art and giving a face to contemporary art in Finland. The history of the ARS exhibitions will be showcased during ARS 11 by two publications produced by the Central Art Archives of the Finnish National Gallery as well as by documentary material. The documentary is available for watching in Kiasma for the duration of the ARS 11 exhibition.
ISBN 9789515333377
Quantity 1
Pages 280
Format Hardcover
Publisher Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Related Artists Laura Horelli, Alfredo Jaar, Samuel Fosso, Georges Adeagbo, Ursula Biemann, Steven Cohen, El Anatsui, Romuald Hazoume, Otobong Nkanga, Barthelemy Toguo, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Pieter Hugo, Sammy Baloji, Baaba Jakeh Chande, Kudzanai Chiurai, Samba Fall, Patrizia Guerresi Maïmouna, Ditte Haarløv Johnsen, Michael MacGarry, Vincent Meessen, Nandipha Mntambo, Baudouin Mouanda, Odili Donald Odita, Emeka Ogboh, Abraham Onoriode Oghobase, J D Okhai Ojeikere, Andrew Putter, Elina Saloranta, Mary Sibande
Category Annual/Biennial/Triennial...survey shows/events and competitions
Related Country/Global Region Africa
Languages Finnish, English

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