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Outsider Art Festival

23.8 klo 13:00 — HAM Helsinki Art Museum

OAF X HAM Talks: Curating and exhibiting Outsider art – perspectives from the  festival and gatekeepers

What is inclusive curating and how is it implemented in a festival context? What does the future of outsider art in museums look like? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the OAF X HAM Talks on Wednesday, 23 August. Warmly welcome to listen and discuss!

Time: Wednesday, 23 August, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: HAM Sali

Please see the updated programme of the seminar here.

OAF X HAM Talks focuses on curating and exhibiting outsider art. In the seminar, the OAF team will present the festival’s inclusive curating process. Perspectives on curating outsider art will be provided by gatekeepers in the art field: the Helsinki Art Museum HAM team and Jussi Koitela, Programme Manager at Frame Finland. Opening words will be held by Sofia Lanusse (USA), Director of the Outsider Art Fair. There will also be plenty of time for discussion – come and share your thoughts!

After the seminar, we will organise an opening event for the visual programme of the festival in the HAM lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. We welcome all participants of the seminar to this event as well, to meet the artists of the festival, and enjoy coffee!

The event is free of charge. Registration for the event opens on 14 June.

The language of the event is Finnish.

The Tennis Palace is accessible. The HAM Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the Tennis Palace, accessible by lift from all entrances. The accessible toilet is on the same floor as the seminar room. For further information on accessibility please visit the HAM website.

All the OAF events are discrimination-free, with zero tolerance for racism, sexism, discrimination based on disability or health status (ableism), transphobia and homophobia in their broader meaning.