Department of Art
Department of Art
Important notice! The departments of Art and Media at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture have merged as of 1st January 2022. Professor Harri Laakso has been appointed as Head of the new Department of Art & Media.
All existing operations in education and research of the Department of Art and the Department of Media will continue in 2022, within the context of the new Department of Art and Media.
The department has three study programs that are taught by leading scholars and practioncers in their field. The programs focus on the combinaton of theory and practice—praxis— and transdisciplinary artistic and arts-based research.
Research and artistic activities at the Department of Art
The research and artistic activities of Department of Art takes place in the fields of contemporary art, art education, visual culture, and curating. The department has a long tradition with artistic and philosophical production and many researchers’ work emphasizes contemporary, critical, political and societal entanglements of art, curating, and pedagogy.
NoVA is a two-year masters programme that educates professionals and researchers of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication.
Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) is a two-year transdisciplinary Master’s Degree Programme at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland.
Doctoral studies at the Department of Art focus on research through contemporary art practices, visual culture phenomena and research in art education and curating.
An exhibition engaging with the frameworks related to data-driven practices in University education, providing interdisciplinary perspectives on how data infrastructures and data economies are being formed globally and how these policies will shape education across arts, science, business and technology and society.
Call for interest to participate in the Artificial Biology, Robotics, and Art (ABRA) Workshop Series
ABRA is calling for applications to participate in a series of international transdisciplinary workshops between September 2021 and June 2023.
The Waiting Room (Practising Building a Nest), a hand-printed book by Athanasía Aarniosuo and Ronya Hirsma
Between January and June 2021, Athanasía Aarniosuo and Ronya Hirsma shared their thought, fears, and hopes in a series of letters to each other.
MA ViCCA student's poetry video and interactive performance, Asking for permission, depicts the things in our lives that we ask permission for.
Artists Laura Beloff and Kira O'Reilly discuss methods of tick population fieldwork with Jani Sormunen from University of Turku.
A series of contributions from practitioners who are speaking, listening, conversing, making, reading and writing about feminist practices.
Senior University Lecturer Max Ryynänen's book is an introduction to the history of the concept and the institution of (fine) art, from its ancient Southern European roots to the establishment of the modern system of the arts in eighteenth century Central Europe.
peripheries in parallax: BRAVE NEW PERIPHERIES is a two-part conference mapping out the implications and alliances of ‘peripheries’ and ‘peripheral approaches’ through art, artistic research and related fields in society. Alongside the conference, a durational, curated Art Event ‘MATTER’ takes place at the Aalto University Campus. The opening event will be held on the 22nd January 2021.
ViCCA congratulates its students and alumni who have been active (and often founding) members of the Museum of Impossible Forms (est. 2017) – an anti-racist and queer-feminist cultural center in the suburb of Kontula – for the 2020 State Art Prize that they received from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
The next Research Assemblage session will be on the 16th of December, at 13:15-15:00 in Zoom.
Next Research Assemblage session will be on the 4th of November at 13:15-15:00 in Zoom.
The 3rd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education brings together researchers, students, and members of the disability community who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education.
This Thursday, September 30th, at 13:15 – 15:00 (Finland) we will have the first Research Assemblage session in this academic year. In Research Assemblage one researching faculty member and one doctoral student present their ongoing, or recent research. Everyone is welcome!
The event is a series of four 1-day online Conferences mapping out the implications and alliances of ‘peripheries’ and ‘peripheral approaches’ through art, artistic research and related fields in society.
Art of Research Conference: Authorship and Responsibility, Aalto University, Dec. 3-4 2020
This session of Aalto Sustainability Talks discusses education's role on sustainability and sustainable development through quality lenses.