Discussions on Cultural Policy on the local art scene, funding of arts and possibilities for artists.
X-OP European Studies is an educational programme for students or recently graduated artists started in summer 2009. The teaching for the study group in MAA-tila gallery, on open lecture series and courses at Art School MAA. The overall theme of and motivation for the programme is preparing art students and recently graduated artists to working internationally as practicing artists. Teachers and lecturers among others: Sezgin Boynik, Matthijs De Bruijne, Manuela Unverdorben, Andreja Kuluncic, Andrew Paterson, Manuel Cirauqui, Anu Pennanen, Stephane Querrec, Ritva Harle, Mikko Lipiäinen, Minna L. Henriksson, Mare Tralla, Veronica Spierenburg, Kalle Hamm, John Grzinich, Patrick McGinley, Maksims Shentelevs, Slobodan Karamic, Fatmir Mustafa, Jon Irgoyen. Canan Senol, Inci Furni, Tero Nauha, Kanki Shinji
Exhibition with X-OP Cultural Policy Group (Tatu Engeström, Kalle Hamm, Ritva Harle, Minna Henriksson, Mikko Lipiäinen, Antti Majava and Tero Nauha).