Lynn Taylor, Lighthouse Studio, New Zealand & Chris Fersterer, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand, Solander´s Signatures (2018). Mixed media artist´s book, including: laser cut pages, laser engraving, eco dye (rust), etching, photopolymer print, digital print, handmade flax paper, pencil, screenprint, paint and stich. Hard bound, link stich. A bamboo ply box: designer Chris Fersterer. Photo Lynn Taylor.
Cumulus is the only global association that serves art and design education and research. Cumulus organizes its annual European conference in Rovaniemi. The Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland will host the conference from 27th of May until 1st of June 2019. The conference committee invites all the Cumulusians to gather for discussions about art and design education and research. Approximately 500 delegates around the world are arriving to the conference.
The keynote speeches of the conference highlight Indigenous art, design and film making (Commissioner Liisa Holmberg), research in creative industries (Dr. Hilary Collins) and the roles of AI and robotics in design (Professor Matt Jones). In addition, numerous workshops and discussions about practices, research and artistic processes reflect the themes of the conference: resilience and intelligence from Wednesday to Friday.
The conference will also host an award ceremony of the international competition “Dream 2074! A Utopia for French Luxury” organized by French Comité Colbert and Ensaama Design School.
Cumulus Art Exhibition 30.-31.5.2019
The Cumulus Rovaniemi 2019 conference presents Around the Campfire – Resilience and Intelligence Art Exhibition at the Agora-hall of the Faculty of Art and Design. The works of art construct together narratives of resilience, intelligence, grossing borders between art and design, cultural participation, and something collaborative that can only be experienced at the exhibition. For example, through Lynn Taylor´s Solander´s Book (2018) you can join Swedish scientist Daniel Solander’s exploration, which he carried out with James Cook’s expedition in the 18th century. Alchemy Souvenir (2018) made of polylactide biodegradable and bioactive (PLA), gold leaf and felt, work of Spanish artist David Serra Navarro, suggests that actually ice is the gold of our era.
The exhibition curators are Professors Heidi Pietarinen, Ana Nuutinen and Silja Nikula, and University teacher Leila Lipiäinen from the University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design. The jury selected 11 works of art from the Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Finland and New Zealand. During the selecting process, attention was paid to the conference themes, material choices and the structure of the work, such as the size which was max. 15cm x 15 cm x 15 cm. This was based on the idea that the works of art are light to send by mail to Rovaniemi and easy to carry back home in artist’s own luggage.
The exhibition is open on May 30th from 8am to 8pm and May 31th from 8am to 4pm. Welcome!
Anu Kylmänen (Finland), Chris Fersterer (New Zealand), Johanna Oksanen (Finland), Leena Raappana-Luiro (Finland), David Serra Navarro (Spain), Irene Stacuzzi, (Netherlands), Lynn Taylor (New Zealand), Jenni-Liisa Yliniva (Finland), Xinya Yang (Canada), Banu Özge (Finland), Belen González-Riaza (Spain), Carlos Aparicio de Santiago (Spain), Sonia García de Meteos (Spain), Font León Carlos (Spain) and Huelves Illas Iván (Spain).
Lapland University, Faculty of Art and Design
Dean Satu Miettinen
Tel. + 358 (0)40 4844367
University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design
Professor Heidi Pietarinen, textile art and design
Tel. + 358 (0)40 484 4401
Lynn Taylor, Lighthouse Studio, New Zealand & Chris Fersterer, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand, Solander´s Signatures (2018). Mixed media artist´s book (detail), including: laser cut pages, laser engraving, eco dye (rust), etching, photopolymer print, digital print, handmade flax paper, pencil, screenprint, paint and stich. Hard bound, link stich. A bamboo ply box: designer Chris Fersterer. Photo Lynn Taylor.
David Serra Navarro (ESDAP Catalunya), Spain. Alchemy Souvenir (2018). Polylactide biodegradable and bioactive (PLA), gold leaf and felt. Photo David Serra Navarro.