COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT
CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU




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The ridge Saksalanharju is situted on the biggest monolith of Europe.

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crossroads SAKSALANHARJU
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global project Here, There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Future of Art

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CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU is an international exchange and collaborative art project where migrant Nordic artists and Finnish, Nordic and European artists come together for intense artistic dialogue. The quiet and authentic culture of East Finland will guide them into new and challenging territories. It will contribute to cultural exchange and increase awareness of historical and cultural knowledge as well as the emergence of new traditions and contemporary cultural heritage.

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  1. 1. COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU haukivuoren aluejohtokunta
  2. 2. The ridge Saksalanharju is situted on the biggest monolith of Europe. Rregistration number: MOR-Y06-049 Types: drumlin Height: 168 meter Length: 5 499 meter Width: 1 600 meter PROJECT LOCATION Saksalanharju, an ancient settlement site, is situated in South East rural Finland between the small cities Mikkeli and Pieksämäki. Currently art center Saksala ArtRadius is founded on the ridge of Saksalanharju. The profile of the art center is based on cooperative art projects, art education and international cultural exchange. Modernized artists residences are available for 6 artists visiting at the same time. There are also work spaces, studios, exhibition spaces and good working space possibilities outdoors. The tranquil landscape, with fields and forests around Saksalanharju, creates good possibilities for maximum concentration on art work and contribute to genuine understanding far from commercialized and hierarchical art societies in the cities.
  3. 3. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists . project group: marja de jong - finland tiina suhonen – norway lucien den arend – finland ian newbery - sweden ilse van den berk - the netherlands image ©2008 behrouz rae image ©2006 sarawut chutiwongpeti The collaboration project –crossroad SAKSALANHARJU– engages international multi-disciplinary dialogue between active arts professionals. Artists from Nordic countries exchange and collaborate with artists from Europe. The artists meet each other on the same crossroad. It is this crossing that identifies the impact of place on an artist’s practice. CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU will be carried in art centre Saksala ArtRadius, Haukivuori, Finland.
  4. 4. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists artist artist ilse van den berk nl behrouz rae ir
  5. 5. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU is an international exchange and collaborative art project where migrant Nordic artists and Finnish, Nordic and European artists come together for intense artistic dialogue. The quiet and authentic culture of East Finland will guide them into new and challenging territories. It will contribute to cultural exchange and increase awareness of historical and cultural knowledge as well as the emergence of new traditions and contemporary cultural heritage.
  6. 6. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists In this project, it is interesting that the physical place of SAKSALANHARJU, a national heritage, will be viewed through the eyes of professional observers of different origin with the specific goal of shaping a concrete impression. By borrowing the eyes of an outsider, members of the community in the small village of Haukivuori can see their culture and landscape in a new light and from a different angle. It is especially interesting that Finnish artists living abroad in Nordic countries will contribute having cultural experiences both inside and outside of Finland.
  7. 7. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT The main purpose of the project CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU is to create a platform to investigate and exchange, collaborate and produce international multidisciplinary dialogue. This dialogue will be realized with migrant artists living in NORDIC countries. The leading participants of the collaboration and workshops will exchange and collaborate with native artists and others and possibly interact with cultural workers, teachers, craftsmen, policymakers and youth of the multicultural community of Haukivuori (who are another target group of this project). INTERNATIONAL OUTCOME The intensive collaboration between migrant NORDIC artists and native artists from Nordic countries and Europe, will give the participants the possibility to adopt a deeper understanding about forthcoming art at a personal level. They will acquire cultural influences that they are partially integrated in and from the people they work with. This will stimulate development in the participant’s ways of thinking and working and indeed positively affect all involved. This in turn has the positive effect of insuring a continued movement and development of local culture by way involvement and embracing them. Exchange of skills and ideas is an absolute necessity to keep all cultures vital and ever developing. In CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU artists can stay and work together in an exchange and create something that furthers Finnish and foreign culture in innovative forms. It is also important for the development of the art field in entire Europe that there is a vital alternative, like this project, to the commercialized world.
  8. 8. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists image ©2006 sarawut chutiwongpeti image ©2008 behrouz rae Through intense dialogue As a part of the project In order to get acquainted and involved the arts professionals will the artists will also with the location the artists also need to communicate verbally participate, keep and explore the environment, the nature and and visually. This dialogue produce together with the Finnish local rural culture (forestry and takes place during 4-6 local and other agriculture). weeks on one or more art interested culture The impact of place is different for every works, drawings, paintings, workers. That will artist. installations, side specific influence and improve With all these different backgrounds and art, sculptures, video and the local all these different influences of the place, a mixed media. The result craftsmanship and is the outcome of this project will show the will be art created by valuable for the artistic uniqueness of the place where it is minimum two artists. The exchange. created. The project will contribute to selected artists will have to cultural exchange and increase collaborate with each awareness of historical and cultural others and challenge them knowledge, as well as the emergence of so they can cross their own new traditions and contemporary cultural boundaries in their work heritage. and receive new influences. marja de jong lucien den arend ilse van den berk tiina suhonen ian newbery
  9. 9. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists In the pilot-project CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU, migrant and native artists from Nordic countries and Europe will exchange and collaborate with each other. This will challenge them to cross the boundaries in their work and experience new influences. This crossing identifies the impact of place on an artist’s practice. New forms of expression and communication are anticipated to produce intense dialogue that the professional artists will communicate verbally and visually. The atmosphere in landscape and climate, and the mood and attitude of the people living more or less isolated in the country side in the NORDIC region will offer the specific impressions to the artists. This project will stimulate Nordic cultural exchange and increase awareness of historical and cultural knowledge in a Nordic context. It will develop democratic access to cultural participation, also for rural areas. With the contribution from different funds the exchange and collaboration of migrant Nordic artists will create new forms of expression and communication. It is this migration what is important to develop the specific historic and culture value of the Nordic rural areas. Think global and act local is reformulated in this project: act locally, but with a global effect.
  10. 10. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists PROJECT DEVELOPMENT CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU is a project that takes place in the peaceful and authentic rural area of East Finnish Saksalanharju and creates good conditions for intensive concentration in art work. The artists require time to get involved with their work in the new environment, with each other, with nature and with the local culture. After a few weeks the artists will be challenged to start an artistic dialogue with each other. This dialogue is based on the work’s inherent communicative aspects. There is no restriction to the medium artists want to use. It can be drawing, painting, installations, site specific art, sculpture, even mixed media are possible. For the resulting work, it is important for SAKSALANHARJU, that the Nordic element and the varied backgrounds of the participants give the works an inspiring mix. In other words, it could not have been anywhere else. To maximize the mutual impact and the various outcomes, it is important to select artists with different visions and diverse ways of working. An interesting artistic dialogue between artists of different origin and with different cultural references will be the anticipated result. The contrast between the artists will give an added dimension to the works created in the project.
  11. 11. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists Besides the collaboration, the artists are invited to create an interaction with local and other interested culture workers. For example: the children and young people of the local schools are familiar with the international artists in their community. It is very exiting for them to have a creative dialogue with the artists. Involving the children and students with the collaboration project will be something new for the artists. This will be a good challenge for the artists by presenting themselves and the collaborating work. The form of this interaction with the schools or the culture workers can be chosen by the artists themselves. With their international background, there is an opportunity to influence and possibility enrich local craftsmanship. During the process and afterwards, the outcome of the project will be presented through lectures, seminars, exhibitions and publications. This will document the background, the exchange, the regeneration of the work of the artists involved and the influence the project had on the society of area. A discussion with the local population about the social and physical impact in the project is also an opportunity.
  12. 12. global project Here, There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Future of Art sojourn in white international collaboration project artist-in-residence accepted into TransCultural Exchange Boston USA martti karttunen director mikkeli museums kirsimaria törönen-ripatti chairman regional arts council curator claire watson australia artists artists at work behrouz rae iran shows ilse van den berk the netherlands 1.-31.5.2008 AllaprimA MuseuM art centre Saksala ArtRadius Haukivuori - Finland 1.11.-7.12.2008 Cowwarr Art Space Cowwarr – Victoria - Australia 13.12.2008 - 24.1.2009 Maffra Exhibition Space this project shows how Maffra - Victoria – Australia CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU April 2009 can develop Trans CulturalExchange Boston USA
  13. 13. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists PLACE: CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU will be carried in art centre Saksala ArtRadius, Haukivuori, Finland. PERIOD: The collaborative project will start in August 2009 and . end in April 2010. There are collaboration sessions in August 2009, Autumn 2009 and Winter 2010. WHO: Migrant and native artists from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden) or self-governing areas (Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the Aland Islands) APPLY: Interested artists can send an open application by email to the project group: atelier@marjadejong.com DEADLINE: July 31 2009
  14. 14. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists CONDITIONS The applying artist has to be a citizen of one of the Nordic countries. (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, as well as the self-governing areas the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the Aland Islands) The applicant has to commit him/her self with the idea, aim, strategy and intention . of the project CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU and have to stay at least 4 weeks in the residency. It is not necessary to have experiences with collaboration, we are interested in artists who want to except the challenge to cross the boundaries of their own work and to attain new influences. The selected artist will participate on the following conditions: There is a FEE of 900€, paid to the artist after the collaboration period FREE LODGING FOR 4 WEEKS in the residency of art centre Saksala ArtRadius COMPENSATION LIVING COSTS: maximum 250€ COMPENSATION TRAVEL COSTS: maximum 250€ The art works - installations will be published on the website and in the catalogue The project will be carried out in at least 3 sessions of collaborating artists. The first period is in August 2009 The second period is in Autumn 2009 The third period is in Winter 2010 (January-February-March) .
  15. 15. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists APPLICATION Interested artists can send an open application by email to the project group: atelier@marjadejong.com . Send by email your CV and maximum 5 images (400x600 pixels, 72 dpi) of recent and/or relevant work and maximum A4 explanation why you want to apply. The collaboration period starts in autumn and ends in February, you can note in what period you are not available and/or what period you prefer. After we have received your application we will send you the final conditions of the project. In August the work group will make the selection and after that we will inform all the applicants about the decision.
  16. 16. CULTURAL ARTISTS-IN- ART TOURISM RESIDENCE EDUCATION ARTISTS ART COURSES SYMPOSIUMS ART ART & BUSINESS EXHIBITIONS SOCIETY
  17. 17. COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU haukivuoren aluejohtokunta

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