The Prognostics lecture series explores new art and new forms of creating and displaying it which not only challenge established forms of art, but also shake up social norms and political thinking.
The series explores the new approaches developed by the latest generation of artists in response to today’s artistic, social and political climate. With support from Saastamoinen Foundation, the lecture series showcases young international artists as they take off on their career.
The 2019 Prognostics programme recognises environmental concerns. On account of climate change, artists increasingly refuse to fly altogether or to make short visits by air. We respond to these concerns by providing artists with other teaching engagements at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and a longer stay in Helsinki, and by giving priority to artists who can travel overland.
Spring lectures 2019
Nayab Ikram & Ramina Habibollah
Autumn lectures 2019
Théo Mercier & Steven Michel
Spring lectures 2018
Hesselholdt & Mejlvang
Spring lectures 2017
The Prognostics lectures spring 2017 present emerging artists who use lensebased media. Their work centres around the invisible in the visible: the materialisation and visualisation of immaterial things such as dreams, lapses or ghosts.
14.2. SMITH (Dorothée Smith)
12.4. Natasha Caruana
The theme of the 2016 lectures was the eco-political aspect of young avant-garde art today. The artists and researchers invited to speak considered key contemporary topics, notably human self-inflicted disasters relating to the environment, the state of the planet and the future. A focal point of these lectures was the artists’ multidisciplinary cooperation with, for example, those working in science and the humanities. The lecture series highlighted changes in artists’ ways of working, from individual to group practice, and how art remains a discipline in its own right despite crossing boundaries. Multidisciplinary approaches produce new artistic solutions which enables art to remain crucial to our perception and understanding of a changing world.
Spring lectures 2016
Prognostics lecture: Birk Bjørlo, Photo:©Birk Bjørlo