When life is the least art

17th International Summer Academy | 2012

Joint Platform FinnFemFel, Finland www.finnfemfel.fi
Albert Braun
| Marcus Lerviks | Oskar Lindström

Booklet (German) 2012

"When life is the least art" Students and Young Professionals are invited to take part on the 17th International Summer Academy Wismar for Architecture, Design and Art. Moreover, sixth formers and trainees are invited. International students of an artistic or creative discipline get the oportunity chance to work together for three weeks with Guest Professors who are well established and internationally active in their respective fields art, architecture or design. For 2012 we invite FinnFemFel from Finland for the interdisciplinary main course. 

Participants 2012

Pablo Aznar Tereñes, Guodong Bai, Rongxi Cao, Shangxin Cao, Sandra Chavarro, Ji Chu, Yixuan Cui, Carolina De Marco Werner, Florian Enßle, Zaiming Feng, Ziyue Gao, Lin Guo, José Ignacio Kempff Seleme, Elena Charlotte Lee, Peining Li, Yufeng Li, Zi Shi Li, Yakun Liu, Cong Liu, Ilia Obukhov, Marta Pérez Campos, Liang Qu, Xiaozhuang Ren, Javad Sabetipour, Bita Shirkhanbeik, Fang Song, Lin Szu Yu, Yuting Tang, Chenhui Tang, Nadine Wust, Guo Yucheng

Exhibition 2012





Programme 2012

FinnFemFel "Together we can develop and realize more complex projects. We invite the participants of the 17th International Summer Academy Wismar to  join us and come together. Every person is important. FinnFemFel wants you, live on stage in the Hanseatic city of Wismar."

The subject of the main course
"When life is the least art". This claim could also be modified to a question and therefore just as well serve as the topic of our workshop. Let us look at both and more! Current events, behaviors, traditions, processes, observations, etc. from everyday life will become our stores from where we collect ideas and materials for the workshop. This might be thoughts which you already carry with you, or ideas from your immediate surroundings and your colleagues on the spot.

But above all, the Hanseatic city of Wismar will be our stage. Here we will work, live, act and interact. Rejoice and cry are included.

Art in context. Our interest will be in either subtle or massive friction surfaces, transitions or confrontations between life and art, the slight or large imbalance and blur contradiction, art in context! In addition to the experience gained during the working process the focus in the workshop will be directed at the participants' specific visualizations and designs of the individual ideas and concepts: through experiment and process to concept and product, or vice versa! This can already be done through interventions, actions and performances during the workshop in the public urban space in Wismar.

Installation, action performance and performance art, photography, video, sound, drawing et cetera. Especially the final exhibition merges all works in terms of our content and visually in a structure like a show-jumping course. Technically and in terms of media, we will not exclude anything. This is also Finnfemfels own philosophy. Curiosity, courage, experiment, interdisciplinary, collective thinking and working and the participants' own interests are primary. The world is small, only we ourselves are our own limits.

Three people, one art and we all make mistakes

FinnFemFel is a joint platform for the individual and invited members for collective projects. Ideas are developed, organized and realized through collaboration; thus the results cannot be seen as individual expressions. The projects are either simulations or are based on aspects of narrative, but they still contain grotesque, fictive, documentary and humorous elements. Differences that result from the members' own artistic practice and geographical distribution are positive factors that enrich our projects. FinnFemFel has two meanings: The first one is „Find Five Faults“ and the second one is  „Finn = the main focus is finland, Fem = three people with one art, Fel = we all make mistakes“.

Installation, video and photography

Albert Braun, born 1958 in Germany, 1978-1985 studies at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin/West. Since 1988 lecturer in Fine Arts at Novia University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Nykarleby, Finland. His artworks are often various kinds of installations and spaces for actions and events. Since 1991 solo-/group exhibitions and projects in Finland and abroad. Lives and works in Nykarleby.

Marcus Lerviks, born 1969 in Finland uses video as his principal medium. Since 1994 private and group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. He has studied at the Swedish School of Art in Nykarleby (Novia University of Applied Sciences and Art), Finland, 1994-98 and at the "Pallas program" in the University of Art and Design in Helsinki 1998-2001. Lives and works in Vasa, Finland.

Oskar Lindström, 1994-1997 studies in Photography and Fine Arts at the Swedish School of Art in Nykarleby (Novia University of Applied Sciences and Art), Finland. In 2000 MFA in Photography at the School of Photography / University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He works mainly with photography. He exhibits his own projects and projects together with other artists around Europe. Works and lives in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany.

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