Artists of Nordic-Leipzig to be guests at the Finland-Institut

The Finland-Institute in Berlin invited to a panel discussion on artist residencies, the exchange of the Goethe Institute “Nordic-Leipzig” and its visible and invisible results

Date: 27.02.2020 um 19:00
Location: Finnland-Institut, Friedrichstr. 153 a (3. OG), 10117 Berlin


Tanja Koljonen, artist
Tuukka Haapakorpi, artist
Maria Ondrej, Atelier für Radierung Leipzig
Bettina Senff, initiator of the LIA exchange programme Nordic-Leipzig
Moderator: Anna-Louise Rolland, Director of LIA Leipzig International Art Programme


Residencies play a crucial role in the global art world. They can function for artists as a source of inspiration for artists and can also help to enlarge an artist’s international network. In the long run, it could be argued, residencies also enhance the cultural exchange of ideas across borders. In this panel, we learned more about residencies and their possibilities by talking to the organisers and participating artists of the Nordic-Leipzig exchange programme, which is part of LIA Leipzig International Art Programme. What were the reasons for initiating this programme? Why do artists apply for this particular residency? What are the aesthetic outcomes of this this experience? Are there also invisible outcomes of this residency that can perhaps only be measured over time? What about the future of artist residencies? Do they have to rethink their ways of operating in times where flying is considered to be highly problematic for the future of our planet?

The talk was be held in English.

Anna-Louise Rolland, Tanja Koljonen, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Laura Hirvi


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