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.