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ARTIST TALK ”Being Included”
18:00-20:00 Auditorium at Lapinlahden Lähde

Exhibition tour at 17:00-18:00 in Omenapuutalo

The collaboration series ’Artist Talk’ between Lapinlahden Lähde and Galleria Huuto brings up varying questions and themes from the art field.
”Being Included” Artist Talk raises the question of who is an outsider and who is an insider in the art field. Who or how ”outsider artist” is defined? What stays outside of the specifications? Is it possible not to be placed anywhere, or is one then left outside from the structures? How does outsider art affect the art field, who inspires whom? How does mental health affect inclusion? What is the responsibility of education? Can you participate or be included if you are ”an outsider”?

The framework of the third artist talk this year is the archival exhibition ”Because of the
Letter D”
curated by the artistic duo SASHAPASHA, currently on display at Omenapuutalo in Lapinlahden Lähde.

The exhibition is based on the legacy of Valentina Kozinets, a highly creative and self-taught artist who was suffering from mental illness and died in 2016. Her works were found on a folkloric expedition in Russia in 2018 and saved from being destroyed.
The exhibition will be introduced before the talk by curators Sasha and Pavel Rotts between 5 pm to 6 pm.
More info on the exhibition: https://fb.me/e/OfeRaLml

The speakers:

Arlene Tucker uses translation studies, visual art, semiotics and feminist practices in her work. At the moment, she works as a diversity agent at Culture for all, and leads Diversity as a starting point for municipalities’ art and culture activities in 2025 Along with area of diversity expertise, Tucker works as an artist and an educator.
SASHAPASHA is a Helsinki-based artistic duo created in 2009 by artists Sasha Rotts and Pavel Rotts. work experimentally and extensively as multidisciplinary artists alone and together.
The discussion is moderated by H Ouramo, performance artist and rector of Art School Maa. The perspective of Lapinlahden Lähde is presented by exhibition coordinator Paula Talvikki.

NOTE: The event will be held in English.