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The Month Of Books: Week 3 / Ahmed Al-Nawas, Minna Henriksson & Ott Kagovere

The Month Of Books: Week 3 / Ahmed Al-Nawas, Minna Henriksson & Ott Kagovere

Publics

Oct

08

Fri

16:00 – 18:00

4–6°C

light intensity shower rain

On Friday at 4pm authors Ahmed Al-Nawas and Minna Henriksson and illustrator Ott Kagovere will give a talk about their new book Fake Star, published by Rab-Rab Press.

Together they will present on their collective research processes, artworks, formal and conceptual ideas and collaborative processes that finally led to the picture book. Fake Star is a story about a plaster copy of a meteorite and its original; an emerging nation aiming to prove itself at the Paris World Exposition 1900. The book recounts the encounter between King Oscar II of Sweden and the Russian representative Prince Tenisheff at the Finland pavilion.
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Ahmed Al-Nawas is an art curator and artist. His praxis is informed by his location in the interstices of society, constantly examining and contesting the notions of margins and center.  Al-Nawas is co-founder of The Museum of Impossible Forms and Third Space.

Minna Henriksson is a visual artist who works with a variety of media, including text, drawing and print making. Henriksson is interested in covert, deep political processes that appear to be neutral and natural.

Al-Nawas and Henriksson have collaborated since 2015. In their work they examine history critically, politicising it through art. Their works are based on archival research and often include a strong element of craftwork.

Ott Kagovere is a graphic designer living and working in Tallinn, Estonia. His close collaborators are Rab-Rab Press, Lugemik, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) and The Trojan Horse Collective. Ott also teaches graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
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This event is part of The Month of Books by PUBLICS and Conference In Character in collaboration Index (Stockholm) and PRAKSIS (Oslo).

Publics

Fri 08 Oct 2021 16:00 – 18:00

4–6°C

light intensity shower rain

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Sturenkatu 37-41 4b,
00550 Helsinki