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THE TRANSPARENT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE TRANSPARENCY OF A FEW FINNISH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CULTURE INSTITUTIONS

THE TRANSPARENT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE TRANSPARENCY OF A FEW FINNISH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CULTURE INSTITUTIONS

Sep

07

Wed

22:28 – 22:28

6–8°C

broken clouds

Globe Art Point, Malminkatu 5, 00100 Helsinki

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Streaming: Live & recorded on YouTube

On 7.9. 2022 from 17:00 to 19:00 o’clock, Globe Art Point is hosting a public talk about the transparency of the Finnish culture institutions. The talk will be given by a cultural researcher, visual artist, curator and project evaluator & adviser of the European Commission (Creative EuropeHorizon Europe, COST – European Cooperation in Science and TechnologyRomeo Kodra.

Back in the spring of 2022, Globe Art Point invited Romeo Kodra to be the key listener at the GAP ART SUMMIT‘s opening panel discussion Strategies Forming the Future. The panel featured Maija Lummepuro, a Senior Ministerial Adviser at Ministry of Education and Culture; Aleksi Malmberg, the General Manager at Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Helsinki; Johanna Tuukkanen, the Head of Cultural Services & Director of Cultural Centre Valve from the City of Oulu; Heljä Franssila, the Communications Director at Kone Foundation andAnastasia Trizna, a Helsinki based Actor, Singer and Fight Performer. 

Romeo’s role as a keynote listener was to collect information shared by the panellists and write a short article about the key points that were being said. This commission, however, exceeded G.A.P’s expectations when Romeo’s work ended up being a 60-pages-long publication that also includes  interviews with other very important actors from the Finnish art and culture field such as Paula Tuovinen, the Director of Art Promotion Centre Finland – TAIKE; Kalle Korhonen, the Research Director at KONE Foundation and Veikko Kunnas, the Head of Culture Promotion at the Helsinki Municipality.

The aim of Romeo’s talk on 7.9. is to present findings of this report and together with the audience discuss the current state of transparency within the Finnish Public and Private Culture Institutions. The event will be held in Globe Art Point’s premises in Malminkatu 5, Kamppi and also streamed live on YouTube for those who would like to follow the discussion remotely. 

ABOUT ROMEO KODRA

Romeo Kodra (Albania ’77) is visual art and cultural researcher, practitioner, and manager. He is adviser of the European Commission (Creative Europe, Horizon Europe, COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and Invited Researcher of Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, in Paris.

His working experience and expertise, until 2018, developed between South-Eastern Europe and Balkan region. Since 2019, he resides and works in Espoo and Uusimaa Region, Finland.

While from a research point of view he focuses on institutional theory related to the generation of meaning and production of subjectivity through the rationalization of space, especially in cases of tension between the arts and politics, from a practical point of view he focuses on institutional critique related to the polyphonic conceptualization, creation, and production of art and culture.

In his artistic and cultural works he takes inspiration from the cluster tone of the Albanian polyphonic tradition, the polyphonic paintings of Paul Klee, as well as by the researches on body and voice of Antonin Artaud, Carmelo Bene’s and Demetrio Stratos.

romeokodra.wordpress.com

Wed 07 Sep 2022 Closed today

6–8°C

broken clouds

Address:
Malminkatu 5
00100 Helsinki