A new article by members of the Spaces of Justice project has been published in City. The article seeks to offer a methodologically innovative contribution to current debates on aesthetic political economy, cities and borders as well as artistic and activist interventions in global cities. It can be accessed open access through this link.Continue reading
Spaces of Justice project members Julia Bethwaite and Anni Kangas have published a new article in OnCurating. Bethwaite and Kangas argue that contemporary art biennials are characterized by paradoxes. The authors focus in particular on the paradoxes of the Russian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale during the years 2011–2015. They suggest that analyzing paradoxes is a necessary part of any attempt to understand the politics of biennials. “As biennials attract not only artists and art world actors but also people in positions of political and economic power,” Bethwaite and Kangas write, “it is important to pay attention to the kinds of actions that paradoxes enable or disable in the context of these mega-events of contemporary art.” The article can be read through this link.
In December 2019, the “Spaces of Justice” project participated in the launch of the 5th issue of Nasreddin in Russia in the contemporary art museum Garage, Moscow. The previous, 4th issue of the magazine was produced as part of the research project and exhibited in the Bureau des Transmissions exhibition at Garage.
Inna Perheentupa defended her doctoral disseration Feminist Politics in Neoconservative Russia on 25 October 2019. Research for the research was partly carried out in the Spaces of Justice project. Congratulations, Inna!
Daria Krivonos defended her doctoral dissertation Migrations on the Edge of Whiteness at the University of Helsinki on 31 August 2019. Research for the disseration was partly carried out in the Spaces of Justice research project. Congrats, Daria!
Kangas, Anni ja Julia Bethwaite (2019) Venäjän Venetsian-paviljongin paradoksaalinen valta. Idäntutkimus 26(1), 23–44.
Date: 22 January 2019
Time: 11:00 – 16:00
Venue: CISR Ligovskiy pr. 87, office 300
The seminar explores the potential and limits of arts-based approaches to social research. It is a collaboration of the Centre for Social Research (CISR) and the research project “Spaces of Justice Across the East-West Divide” tasked to advance and create spaces for knowledge production that crosscut a) the East-West divide and b) the boundaries between academia, art and activism.Continue reading
A new publication by members of the Spaces of Justice team is out! The article reports and builds on the experiences of two experimental workshops combining insights from research with art-making organized by the project in the University of Tampere (2016) and University of Turku (2017). Available through this link.
Projektimme jäsenen, kuvataiteilija Marja-Liisa Torniaisen valokuvanäyttely No Man Is An Island – We Are interconnected oli esillä Kaakkois-Suomen valokuvakeskuksen Galleria Pihatossa huhtikuussa 2018. Näyttelyn Etelä-Saimaa-lehdessä arvioinut Seppo Paajanen nostaa esiin paitsi kuvien teknisen taidon myös niistä välittyvän aitouden ja yhdessä elämisen.