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[Nettime-ro] Kristiina Koskentola at DAG [ ON UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTERS ]


Dushanbe Art Ground Presents:

a presentation/talk by Kristiina Koskentola (FI).

Date: 30th of MARCH
Time: 14.00
Location: Dushanbe Art Ground
Address: Str. Aini 31, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (State University of Visual
Arts and Design of Tajikistan)

Kristiina Koskentola is in Tajikistan for a short residence and research to
explore the topics of nomadic subjectivity and local knowledge. Within our
globalized reality artists are not only traveling across geographies, but
they dwell different streams of knowledge, real and virtual, producing
singular routes, effects, and outcomes. Kristiina Koskentola will talk
about the dynamics of her artist practice, traversing continents and
cultures.  She will elaborate on the importance and influence of lived
experiences, local knowledge, unexpected encounters, and different levels
of collaborations on her work and practice.
Furthermore she will reflect on the contemporary art scene in Beijing,
where she overwinters.Rather than giving an exhaustive survey trough the
current state of Contemporary Art in China, she will introduce briefly a
number of different venues, mainstream and experimental, and reflect on the
diverse modes of artistic labor, and life in the capitals' artist villages,
which could be characterized by being in constant stage of transition, and

*Kristiina Koskentola* (FI) is a visual artist and a PhD Candidate
(practice based research) in the University of the Arts/ Chelsea College in
London. She divides her time between Amsterdam, Beijing and London.
Koskentola works with multi
sensory/mixed media installations using range of materials, stories and
objects and media such as video and photography.

Kristiina Koskentola's research in Tajikistan is supported by the Art
Promotion Centre of Finland.

*Dushanbe Art Ground *(Public Foundation "Sanati Muosir") - is a non-profit
organization registered in 2012 in Dushanbe. DAG mission is to advocate for
the development of contemporary art practices in Tajikistan, to redefine
the role of the artist in contemporary society and shift the function of
the artist from mere producer to engaged researcher and critic. DAG
strategy is to achieve long-term sustainable development for new media arts
and new platforms where creative and civic communities could
collaboratively invent alternative avenues for social development and
change. Dushanbe Art Ground activity is supported by Open Society Institute
- Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan and Swiss Cooperation Office,



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dushanbe art ground
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