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Art as Problematic Waste

  • 6th - 17th March 2020
  • Project Space

(Finland/UK, Aimo Hyvärinen and David Chapman)

This 3-screen video triptych (24’.50”) with 4-channel surround sound visits the underexamined question of the material and cultural management of art in an era of overproduction and ecological crisis. Through interviews with artists, curators and critics in Finland and UK, a variety of issues such as curatorial selection, art storage, legacy management and potential disposal, are dealt with in relation to a variety of fine art practices. The Museums are filling-up and the curatorial question of what to keep and what to throw away is underpinned by the unknown differential, the inevitable and fluctuating discrepancy between an artwork’s cultural and market values.

The subject dealt with by the work, is one that largely goes without consideration. In many ways, the destruction and disposal of art is a taboo subject. Cultural understandings clash with a harder economic reality of arts potential asset value and management of its material presence. Revisiting the friction between the use value and exchange value of art, Art as Problematic Waste asks: how may the art world recalibrate as it moves further into the era of overproduction?

About the filmmakers

David Chapman is a documentary filmmaker, media artist and researcher with a particular interest in sound and image interaction based in London. He creates video and multichannel sound pieces for both gallery and site-specific exhibitions.

Aimo Hyvärinen is a Tampere-based media artist, photographer and documentary filmmaker working on art concerning culture-oriented issues. Hyvärinen has been making exhibitions, films and installations since 1979 in Finland and abroad.

The Project is dedicated to the memory of Otso KantokorpiLeena Luostarinen and ErkkiPapu Pirtola.

Opening Event

Friday 6th March, 6 – 8 pm.

The installation will be on in the Project Space until 29th March.

Screenings start on the hour. Durartion: 25min

Read More

Art as Problematic Waste website

Art as Problematic Waste Facebook page

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  • Art as Problematic Waste – PUBLIC LECTURE [CANCELLED]

    • 10th March 2020
    • 6 - 8 pm
    • Project Space
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    This talk will discuss some of the underexamined questions raised by the video triptych Art as Problematic Waste on the material and cultural management of art in an era of overproduction. It will also look at the factors involved in producing documentary work in the form of multichannel audio-visual installation.