Helsinki

The Month Of Books: Week 4

The Month Of Books: Week 4

PUBLICS

Oct

23

Sat

12:00 – 16:00

-17–-12°C

few clouds

Publics
The Month Of Books
12–4pm

1–2pm
Lecture by Pierre Leguillon

2:30–3:30pm
Discussion: Death to the Curator
With Rosamaría Bolom, Jonna Karanka, Sepideh Rahaa & Sakari Tervo

Please join us for the 4th and final week of The Month of Books program. Saturday's program starts with a lecture by Pierre Leguillon who talks about his latest publications including The Museum of Mistakes (2021), which is is the first book to present a wide selection of works from the Musée des Erreurs, or Museum of Mistakes. Founded in Brussels in 2013 by Leguillon, the Musée des Erreurs is a traveling exhibition that encamps in the halls of brick-and-mortar museums—like a traveling circus that comes to town—and then moves on. Also part of his lecture and available at PUBLICS, is Ads. (2019), a collection of advertisements that Leguillon has been collecting from magazines for the past twenty years. Ads. reproduces 70 advertisement pages in which artists posed, from Marina Abramovic to Aaron Young. During this event, a film Dubuffet Typographer by Leguillon is screened at PUBLICS. The film focuses on a Dubuffet Typographer book, published in 2014, a tribute to the French artist Jean Dubuffet and to the typographic strategies with which Dubuffet achieves, on a visual level, his plan to destroy language through books and lithographs.

Saturday’s program continues with a conversation between Helsinki based collectives. Sepideh Rahaa and Rosamaría Bolom from the Third Space Collective, and Jonna Karanka and Sakari Tervo from Sorbus will reflect upon their relative curatorial models and forms. This event marks the Helsinki launch of Death to the Curator, a book looking at artist-run culture in the Nordic region. Initiated by Kunsthall Oslo in the Spring 2021, this project included an online conference that brought together 15 artist-run initiatives to celebrate and re-evaluate artist-led practices that promote, explore or extend some form of collectivity. The publication includes contributions from all of the collaborators and some additional texts.

PUBLICS bookshops, including The Temporary Bookshelf and a selection by Mondo Books are available throughout these events.

PUBLICS

Sat 23 Oct 2021 12:00 – 16:00

-17–-12°C

few clouds