Discussion: Meanings of public art and the relationship of artworks with space
07.04.2018 12:30 - 07.04.2018 13:30

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Discussion with sculptor Roland Persson and Doctor of Arts Tuula Isohanni, who has worked as Art Coordinator for Arabianranta district and Aalto University. Persson has made numerous public works in Sweden, such as 'Untitled' in the Umedalen Sculpture Park, and most recently, 'Rinnande mönster' in the city of Örebro.

”History, politics and social relationships are always present in public space. It is the environment with which the work has to be resolved somehow, and with which the work must be proportionate. At the same time, artworks influence the environment and how we experience public space. In the white cube, history and the past are more subtle. Of course, this provides an opportunity for the illusion of an empty paper. For me, it has always been important to combine or at least approximate these two different worlds of presentation with each other”, Persson explains his art’s relationship with space.

The discussion is held in English. Gallery Showroom is also open 12–4 pm. Welcome!

Roland Persson's exhibition 'Flora & Fauna (and some drawings, too)' at Helsinki Contemporary 6.-29.4.2018. Read more about the exhibition >>