Art Line project manager Torun Ekstrand was one of 30 speakers at the international symposium Globe How in Helsinki last week. The symposium brought together scientists and art professionals from eight countries around the Baltic Sea in order to tighten networks and explore the possibilities for further cooperation.
Torun Ekstrand, presented the Art Line project: “creating an infrastructure for art and transdisciplinary crossborder projects around the Baltic sea”. An international audience listned in Ateneum, the National Art Museum in Helsinki and at the Design Museum in the same town. The symposium was held November 19-20.
Torun Ekstrand was not the only Art Line representative at the symposium. Art Line partners like Martin Schibli, independent curator and critic former of Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden, Iwona Bigos, Gdansk City Gallery and Vytautas Michelkevicius, Artistic Director of Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Art, Vilnius also took the stage during the two days. See the full program here.
Other speakers were the curator, publisher and gallery director René Block, Berlin/Moen; Taru Elfving, Head of Program, Frame Visual Art, agata Zbylut, Artist, curator, Professor at the Art Academy of Szsezecin, Anders Härm, Curator and Co-founder of EKKM, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia, Tallinn. There were also anastasia Kuryokhina, Director of Kuryokhin Art Center, St Petersburg, Anette Hüsch, Director of Kunsthalle Kiel, Henna Paunu, Curator of Rauma Art Museum, Maija Tanninen-Mattila, Director of Helsinki Art Museum. The symposium was curated by Marketta Haila.