The prognostics lecture series addresses cutting edge art world topics

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

Ragna Bley

Laia Abril

Marina Vishmidt

Autumn lectures 2019 

Nomaduma Masilela

Maria Kapajeva

Nisrine Boukhari

Théo Mercier & Steven Michel

Spring lectures 2018

Fool’s Guild

Olivia Plender
9.5. 2018

Rózsa Farkas

Hesselholdt & Mejlvang

Kasia Fudakowski

Mark Farid

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

Autumn lectures 2016

Ruben Castro (BE), 28 September 2016 at 6 pm
Päivikki Alaräihä (FI), 5 October 2016 at 6pm-7.30 pm
Birk Bjørlo (NO), 23 November 2016 at 6pm-7.30 pm

Charlotte Koenen (NL), 30 November 2016 at 6pm-7.30 pm
Hicham Berrada (MA), 7 December 2016 at 6pm-7.30 pm

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

Ulrika Jansson: In search of ARARAT
Lana Čmajčanin: Tailoring the borders
Lukas Marxt
Zack Denfeld: Organisms & Environments: 5 Years of Genomic Gastronomy

Prognostics lecture: Birk Bjørlo, Photo:©Birk Bjørlo