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M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Film-Screening and Public Lecture
Sep
5
6:00 pm18:00

M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Film-Screening and Public Lecture

Museum of Impossible Forms in collaboration with Academy of Moving People and Images and Aalto University/Critical Cinema Lab, warmly welcomes filmmaker Heiny Srour, one of the important female filmmakers in the Third Cinema movement of the 70s, to screen and discuss her seminal film  ‘The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived’ – the first film by an Arab female filmmaker from the Third World to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Masterclass
Sep
4
5:00 pm17:00

M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Masterclass

Museum of Impossible Forms in collaboration with Academy of Moving People and Images and Aalto University/ Critical Cinema Lab, warmly welcomes filmmaker Heiny Srour to Helsinki. Heiny Srour(1945) is one of the important female filmmakers in the Third Cinema movement of the 70s.

Heiny Srour will conduct a Masterclass, titled ‘SHOOTING UNDER DANGER. SHOOTING IN THE SITUATION OF A PIONEER’ and a screening of her film ‘Leila and the Wolves’.

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M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam : Trans* Art
Feb
2
6:00 pm18:00

M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam : Trans* Art

Trans* Art
M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam
February 2nd, 2019 I 18:00

In his brilliant, humorous and whimsical parody of a Smithsonian book titled American History in 101 Objects, artist Chris E. Vargas, in 2015, invited visitors into his imaginary Museum of Transgender Hirstory to see a show titled Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. Riffing on the self-importance of the Smithsonian title, the precision of its 101 objects and its investment in the notion of authentic history in the first place, Vargas called attention to the way that a history of gender variance will necessarily fall by the wayside in any canonical account of American history and will require its own object lessons. The objects that collectively tell the story of gender variance are counter-intuitive and suggestive, risqué and emblematic. For Vargas’s show, the objects ranged from queer banners by Tuesday Smilie to sculptures of hybrid creatures and photographic records of transgender lives gone by. What Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects made clear, however, was that a trans* history is all at once a mobile set of materials and an archive of mobility. In this talk, we will, explore the wide range of materials in this archive and craft with them a trans* politics.

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CuMMA DS #42: Barbara Steiner — On structures, frames
Nov
15
7:15 pm19:15

CuMMA DS #42: Barbara Steiner — On structures, frames

In her lecture Barbara Steiner will talk about the frames and conditions of artistic and curatorial production. This not only implies to deal with interdependencies and intricacies but also to find formats and forms, which show this in the project/exhibition. For her, curating exhibitions is more than just presenting objects; it comprises the presentation of constraints, conditions and spheres of interests – be they of political or economical nature. This approach aims at talking about the framework of artistic and curatorial work already in the programme of an institution and in the exhibition itself

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CuMMA DS #41: Susann Schuppli — From Screen Burns to Oil Spills
Nov
8
6:00 pm18:00

CuMMA DS #41: Susann Schuppli — From Screen Burns to Oil Spills

Susann Schuppli is an artist and researcher based in the UK, whose work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters. Current work explores the ways in which toxic ecologies from nuclear accidents and oil spills to the dark snow of the arctic are producing an “extreme image” archive of material wrongs.

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CuMMA DS #39: Osei Bonsu — The Economy of Living Things
Oct
17
6:00 pm18:00

CuMMA DS #39: Osei Bonsu — The Economy of Living Things

Welcome to this autumn’s first CuMMA DS lecture on the 17th of October!
Presenting his research project “The Economy of Living Things”, London-based curator and writer Osei Bonsu will draw upon fields of visual art, archaeology, music and literature to reveal an alternative map of modern migrations. Taking as point of departure the emergence of video art as a new frontier of documentary form, “The Economy of Living Things” is concerned with how artists capture the constant flow of bodies and the movements of plants, animals, artefact and other cultural products across real and imagined borders.

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