Invitation to the webinar series - the first webinar to be held on 11 June 2020: What is outsider art?
Road to The EOA Hämeenlinna Conference 2022
Invitation to the webinar series - the first webinar to be held on 11 June 2020:
WHAT IS OUTSIDER ART?
Dear arts experts and sponsors,
Are you already familiar with outsider art and its history?
Various organisations and artists operating in the margins of visual arts in Europe have found each other through the concept of outsider art.
Yet there are those who question the use of the concept.
When is the concept useful? Who needs it? How does it adapt to changing times?
Join the discussion and hear what researchers and established experts in the field have to say about the origins and manifestations of the concept of outsider art in Finland and in other countries.
Please register for the webinar by 8 June 2020.
There will be no interpretation.
Programme / Thursday 11 June 2020
9:45 Lines open and those interested can test the Teams environment
20 years at the heart of ITE art and art activities for those with intellectual and learning disabilities
Helka Ketonen, Director of Cultural Affairs, the Association for Rural Culture and Education
Päivi Lilja, Executive Director, Kettuki
10:15 Webinar practicalities and technical support
Sofia Heininen, Education Designer, the Association for Rural Culture and Education
10:20 The outsider art scene in Finland (in Finnish)
Minna Haveri, Doctor of Arts
10:40 Discussion (in Finnish)
Chat moderated by Raija Kallioinen, Coordinator for Cultural Affairs, the Association for Rural Culture and Education
11:10 The Usefulness of the Term ‘Outsider Art’? (in English)
Colin Rhodes, Professor of Art and Art History
11:30 Discussion (in English/Finnish)
Chat moderated by Paula Susitaival, Coordinator for the Project ITE Art in Häme, the Association for Rural Culture and Education
12:00 Webinar ends
The webinar will be recorded and shared later on platforms such as YouTube. When you register for the webinar, you can also send questions to the speakers and organisers in advance.
The Road to the EOA Hämeenlinna Conference is a new series of interactive webinars in which researchers, experts and artists from the field discuss issues such as art, margins and cultural equity. The webinars, held every six months or so, are being organised in preparation for the European Outsider Art Association (EOA) Conference to be held in Hämeenlinna in 2022. The webinar audiences will also have the opportunity to suggest topics for discussion, pose questions to the experts and participate in discussions. The series aims to share information about the phenomena in the margins of the visual arts and to increase understanding of the status of artists operating in the margins of art.
The webinar is organised by the Association for Rural Culture and Education, the Kettuki Association and the European Outsider Art Association EOA. The following webinars will also feature other organising partners.
European Outsider Art Association EOA
The EOA is a European network of organisations, cultural workers and artists operating in the margins of arts. It was established in 2009 to increase the visibility of outsider art, to enhance cooperation and the exchange of experiences between partners in the field, to disseminate information about outsider art and to promote artists in the margins and their rights. It has 71 member organisations. Finland has had a representative on the EOA Board since 2010. The EOA organises an international conference every year, and one is to be held in Hämeenlinna in 2022.
Kettuki represents the interests of parties involved in activities for those with intellectual and learning disabilities, and it is a nationwide network of experts whose objective is equality in art. Kettuki coordinates the Nordic outsider art network. Kettuki is a member of the EOA and has a representative on the EOA Board.
Association for Rural Culture and Education
The Association for Rural Culture and Education promotes self-taught artists and ensures that ITE art remains an integral part of Finland's cultural heritage: ITE art surveys (since the 1990s), the ITE art collection and archive, various events, exhibitions and festivals, publishing activities. The Association is a founding member of the EOA network and an active partner in international networks in the field.