A discussion and a walking tour on Independence Day, 6 Dec 2017

Welcome to a discussion and a walking tour together with art historian, doctoral candidate Maija Koskinen, artist Minna L. Henriksson and Lena Séraphin. The event is organized in connection to the exhibition Lena Séraphin, Andrea Meinin Bück and the Don Quixote Complex on Finland’s Independence Day on 6 December 2017, 1–3 p.m.

Participation is restricted to approx. 15 people. The discussion is mainly in Finnish, the walking tour can be guided also in English if needed. If you would like to join us, sign up below!

Maija Koskinen explores the relationship between Nazi Germany and Finnish art field through exhibitions at Kunsthalle Helsinki while discussing the ”freedom” of art and the alleged autonomy of an art field and an art institution in relation to national politics.

Lena Séraphin presents the installation The Don Quixote Complex and talks about artistic work as resistance against the teleological view of history.

After the discussion we embark on a walking tour to look at swastikas around the city centre. Our guide on the tour is visual artist Minna L. Henriksson. We start approximately at 2 p.m. at Hippolyte and walk through the Old Church Park (also know as the Plague Park) via Uudenmaankatu street ending the tour at the St. John’s Church.


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