Oulu Art Museum will start developing its programming around collaborative, durational exhibition productions. The first partner will be artist AGF (Antye Greie-Ripatti) with her kuu-tee listening sessions. Between 2024 and 2025, we will work with AGF on a total of eight sessions open to participants, which will culminate in an exhibition at the Oulu Art Museum.

In 2024, we will meet four times according to the seasons. Please note that the language of these events is English.

The themes of the 2024 sessions will emerge from dissonance, disagreement and discord. What does it mean to listen in a time when there is a variety of information on the go? And what does it mean to listen and to be heard? What kinds of voices are generated by dissent? Can we find common ground?

The sessions are hosted by artist AGF (Antye Greie-Ripatti) and will include listening exercises, presentations, and workshops. In addition, each session will have a visiting artist and a theme.

Community listening sessions for all ages are in English and can be attended with a museum ticket.  Informal interpretation is available in Finnish. Each meeting lasts 1.5 hours, after which we can enjoy a topical tea together.

Spring term sessions in 2024:

1. Sound & listening as practice – intersectional feminist. Introduction to the pioneers of electronic and experimental music

Visiting artist: Ajak Majok
Thu 22nd of February at 4.30 pm –6 pm

Ajak Majok (she/her) is a Helsinki-based & Oulu-raised go getter, artistit and a memelover who likes to dance at work & for leisure. During February of 2023 Majok selfpublished her debut collection of poems by the name of Kins keeper. Majok will be doing spoken word from her book at the listening session.

To secure your place, please register via online shop: https://verkkomaksut.ouka.fi/product/oulu-museum-of-art-workshop-12/?lang=en

 

2. Non-hierarchical listening curriculums

Visiting artist will be announced soon.
Thu 16th of May at 4.30 pm – 6 pm

Autumn session dates will be published in May.

 

 

AGF, Antye Greie-Ripatti, is an internationally recognised contemporary artist based in Hailuoto who works with sound. Her artistic work focuses on language, sound, listening and politics. AGF’s works range from live audiovisual performances to sound installations, radio programmes and films. Her work draws on feminist sound technologies and in 2020 AGF founded RECon (rec-on.org), a sound and listening exhibition space that focuses on political sound and the activist community around it.

AGF works locally and internationally and has made works at the Centre Pompidue (Paris), ICC (Tokyo), ICA London and Southbankcenter. As a performing artist she has been participating in Ars Electronica Linz, Sonar Festival Barcelona, CTM Berlin and AudioVisiva Milan. In Hailuoto, she launched Hai-Art in 2010, which e.g. commissioned public art and organised the Hailuoto iPad Orchestra for school children.