Conversations in Light and Dark, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki

November 8 – November 9, 2017

Conversations in Light and Dark is a two-day event at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in the dark winter. It revolves around a discussion of painting, and how artists who use painting think about the world. It is concerned with time, collecting – the artist as collector, the studio as archive and the things painters are interested in, what painters are thinking about and what forms an artist, early experiences, enthusiasms, connections to other artists, sometimes from another age or geographical location and of course painting and light. It aims to create an environment where artists and other practitioners talk like they do amongst each other, so there will be coffee and some open-ended discussion, which will form around presentations by our speakers.

Terry Winters, Declan Long, Alex Olson, Yuki Okumura, AGF aka Antye Greie-Ripatti, Kukka Paavilainen, Päivi Takala, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Daniel Werkmäster, Aino Lintunen

Curated by Fergus Feehily