SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 17
Download to read offline
COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT
CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU




                       haukivuoren
                    aluejohtokunta
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.
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.
crossroads SAKSALANHARJU
             a new collaborative project for international artists




                       artist                      artist




ilse van den berk nl                                        behrouz rae ir
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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)
    .
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.
CULTURAL       ARTISTS-IN-      ART
  TOURISM        RESIDENCE     EDUCATION



                  ARTISTS
ART COURSES                    SYMPOSIUMS
                    ART




ART & BUSINESS   EXHIBITIONS    SOCIETY
COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT
CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU




                       haukivuoren
                    aluejohtokunta

More Related Content

What's hot

ISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASE
ISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASEISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASE
ISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASE
Ava Ansari
 
Visual arts humanities
Visual arts humanitiesVisual arts humanities
Visual arts humanities
angevil66
 

What's hot (19)

New_York__REVACTION 2
New_York__REVACTION 2New_York__REVACTION 2
New_York__REVACTION 2
 
Kochi-Muziris Biennale Sponsorship Proposal
Kochi-Muziris Biennale Sponsorship ProposalKochi-Muziris Biennale Sponsorship Proposal
Kochi-Muziris Biennale Sponsorship Proposal
 
In absentia catalogue
In absentia catalogueIn absentia catalogue
In absentia catalogue
 
Catalogue Jakarta Biennale 2017: JIWA
Catalogue Jakarta Biennale 2017: JIWACatalogue Jakarta Biennale 2017: JIWA
Catalogue Jakarta Biennale 2017: JIWA
 
Cultural project management - Art encounters
Cultural project management - Art encountersCultural project management - Art encounters
Cultural project management - Art encounters
 
Deviba Wala Paintings
Deviba Wala PaintingsDeviba Wala Paintings
Deviba Wala Paintings
 
ISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASE
ISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASEISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASE
ISCP Residency 2015_PRESS RELEASE
 
EPC Mural Art (FNBE July 2015)
EPC Mural Art (FNBE July 2015)EPC Mural Art (FNBE July 2015)
EPC Mural Art (FNBE July 2015)
 
Foundations Of Design - Composition Lecture1
Foundations Of Design - Composition Lecture1Foundations Of Design - Composition Lecture1
Foundations Of Design - Composition Lecture1
 
Visual Arts Vinyl
Visual Arts VinylVisual Arts Vinyl
Visual Arts Vinyl
 
Paintings of India (group 7), Language Arts-EFLU
Paintings of India (group 7), Language Arts-EFLUPaintings of India (group 7), Language Arts-EFLU
Paintings of India (group 7), Language Arts-EFLU
 
09a Saksala ArtRadius Master Classes
09a Saksala ArtRadius Master Classes09a Saksala ArtRadius Master Classes
09a Saksala ArtRadius Master Classes
 
Visual arts humanities
Visual arts humanitiesVisual arts humanities
Visual arts humanities
 
Music and Art - Week 6
Music and Art - Week 6Music and Art - Week 6
Music and Art - Week 6
 
Motivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and Literature
Motivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and LiteratureMotivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and Literature
Motivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and Literature
 
Motivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and Literature
Motivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and LiteratureMotivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and Literature
Motivating Students into Creative Writing through Art and Literature
 
Painting under glass technique and plastic dimensions
Painting under glass  technique and plastic dimensionsPainting under glass  technique and plastic dimensions
Painting under glass technique and plastic dimensions
 
Dina pokrajac - Kic Zagreb
Dina pokrajac - Kic ZagrebDina pokrajac - Kic Zagreb
Dina pokrajac - Kic Zagreb
 
Balinese nudes in art
Balinese nudes in artBalinese nudes in art
Balinese nudes in art
 

Similar to 12 Collaboration Project Crossroads Saksalanharju

Performing Arts Centre final
Performing Arts Centre finalPerforming Arts Centre final
Performing Arts Centre final
JYOTSNA MISHRA
 
Presentation artscape, Artist in Residence Program
Presentation artscape, Artist in Residence ProgramPresentation artscape, Artist in Residence Program
Presentation artscape, Artist in Residence Program
Wendy122561
 
1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres
1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres
1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres
BaseTwo_Absa
 

Similar to 12 Collaboration Project Crossroads Saksalanharju (20)

VIA.ARS.NATURA The Way To Art And Nature
VIA.ARS.NATURA   The Way To Art And NatureVIA.ARS.NATURA   The Way To Art And Nature
VIA.ARS.NATURA The Way To Art And Nature
 
11 AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry - AREFS art and culture association
11 AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry - AREFS art and culture association11 AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry - AREFS art and culture association
11 AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry - AREFS art and culture association
 
Newsletter too late
Newsletter too lateNewsletter too late
Newsletter too late
 
unfolding LOW RES
unfolding LOW RESunfolding LOW RES
unfolding LOW RES
 
unfolding (art exhibition catalogue)
unfolding (art exhibition catalogue)unfolding (art exhibition catalogue)
unfolding (art exhibition catalogue)
 
Dossier Procur.arte ENG
Dossier Procur.arte ENGDossier Procur.arte ENG
Dossier Procur.arte ENG
 
NR-023_Lingua Franca
NR-023_Lingua FrancaNR-023_Lingua Franca
NR-023_Lingua Franca
 
Open Access is just the first step
Open Access is just the first stepOpen Access is just the first step
Open Access is just the first step
 
Parallax Venice 2010
Parallax Venice   2010Parallax Venice   2010
Parallax Venice 2010
 
SMK Open at M+ Open Up Talk Series 2019
SMK Open at M+ Open Up Talk Series 2019SMK Open at M+ Open Up Talk Series 2019
SMK Open at M+ Open Up Talk Series 2019
 
Performing Arts Centre final
Performing Arts Centre finalPerforming Arts Centre final
Performing Arts Centre final
 
TheCAN
TheCANTheCAN
TheCAN
 
Artistic Oasis: The Evolution and Impact of Al Quoz Creative Zone
Artistic Oasis: The Evolution and Impact of Al Quoz Creative ZoneArtistic Oasis: The Evolution and Impact of Al Quoz Creative Zone
Artistic Oasis: The Evolution and Impact of Al Quoz Creative Zone
 
Presentation artscape, Artist in Residence Program
Presentation artscape, Artist in Residence ProgramPresentation artscape, Artist in Residence Program
Presentation artscape, Artist in Residence Program
 
RURAL ART VILLAGE SAKSALANHARJU -art centre Saksala ArtRadius
RURAL ART VILLAGE SAKSALANHARJU -art centre Saksala ArtRadiusRURAL ART VILLAGE SAKSALANHARJU -art centre Saksala ArtRadius
RURAL ART VILLAGE SAKSALANHARJU -art centre Saksala ArtRadius
 
1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres
1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres
1433 absa 2010 l'atelier catalogue lowres
 
Brochure Playing Identities Performing Heritage
Brochure Playing Identities Performing HeritageBrochure Playing Identities Performing Heritage
Brochure Playing Identities Performing Heritage
 
Social Aesthetics
Social AestheticsSocial Aesthetics
Social Aesthetics
 
Making Common Sense with our Shared Cultural Heritage
Making Common Sense with our Shared Cultural HeritageMaking Common Sense with our Shared Cultural Heritage
Making Common Sense with our Shared Cultural Heritage
 
New Urban Topologies
New Urban TopologiesNew Urban Topologies
New Urban Topologies
 

More from Marja de Jong

More from Marja de Jong (8)

ars-natura-mikkelipuisto-saksala-artradius-penttilä-gardens
ars-natura-mikkelipuisto-saksala-artradius-penttilä-gardensars-natura-mikkelipuisto-saksala-artradius-penttilä-gardens
ars-natura-mikkelipuisto-saksala-artradius-penttilä-gardens
 
10 Saksala Art Radius Art And Culture
10  Saksala  Art Radius Art And Culture10  Saksala  Art Radius Art And Culture
10 Saksala Art Radius Art And Culture
 
03a Artist In Residence
03a Artist In Residence03a Artist In Residence
03a Artist In Residence
 
18 Saksala Art Radius Catalogue Sculpture Symposium 2005
18 Saksala Art Radius Catalogue Sculpture Symposium 200518 Saksala Art Radius Catalogue Sculpture Symposium 2005
18 Saksala Art Radius Catalogue Sculpture Symposium 2005
 
17 Marja De Jong Artist
17 Marja De Jong Artist17 Marja De Jong Artist
17 Marja De Jong Artist
 
06a Saksala ArtRadius Stone Symposium
06a Saksala ArtRadius Stone Symposium06a Saksala ArtRadius Stone Symposium
06a Saksala ArtRadius Stone Symposium
 
04 Saksala ArtRadius Child Art
04 Saksala ArtRadius Child Art04 Saksala ArtRadius Child Art
04 Saksala ArtRadius Child Art
 
Cv Marja de Jong Artist and Art Teacher 2009
Cv Marja de Jong Artist and Art Teacher 2009Cv Marja de Jong Artist and Art Teacher 2009
Cv Marja de Jong Artist and Art Teacher 2009
 

12 Collaboration Project Crossroads Saksalanharju

  • 1. COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU haukivuoren aluejohtokunta
  • 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. 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. crossroads SAKSALANHARJU a new collaborative project for international artists artist artist ilse van den berk nl behrouz rae ir
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. CULTURAL ARTISTS-IN- ART TOURISM RESIDENCE EDUCATION ARTISTS ART COURSES SYMPOSIUMS ART ART & BUSINESS EXHIBITIONS SOCIETY
  • 17. COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT CROSSROADS SAKSALANHARJU haukivuoren aluejohtokunta