AALTO Projects: Kanssa
Kuopio City Library, exhibition space
Maaherrankatu 12, Kuopio
The students from Art and Media Department of Aalto University will carry out diverse projects, interventions, performances and exhibitions in public spaces.
Being is making, making is creating.
It’s sketching knitting patterns together, chatting over coffee, picking dandelions for making syrup. It’s rummaging weft stashes, kneading bun dough, stretching thoughts. Gossips about Storm of Love plot twists, onion harvest and shared book recommendations. Simultaneous learning and teaching.
Kanssa (‘With’) is a group exhibition of four artists and two generations exhibiting works made in various decades and techniques.
This project between two grandmothers and their grandchildren stems both from the friendship between the grandchildren and the meaningful relationship between the grandmothers and their grandchildren, as well as from the great impact that the experimental and plentiful creative work made by the grandmothers has had on the makers of the next generations. The exhibition curated by the four artists together is an entwinement of diverse handicraft and visual art traditions.
This project is part of a long-term collaboration between ANTI Festival and Aalto University, in which the festival serves as a platform for a course in artistic research.