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2015, SOCIALLY-ENGAGED ART

 

A part in community art exhibition: Looking back - around - forward. Valo Gallery, Arktikum, Rovaniemi. 16.3. - 17.4.2016.

Artists: Anu Mantsinen, Josefiina Jokiaho and Verna Penttilä

We took a part in a community art exhibition which was directed by an artist Ásthildur Jónsdóttir. Our personal interest was to research and listen to how elderly people use their language compared to younger generations. We raised questions like do we lose something fundamental such as e.g. cultural capital during the transformation. 

In the process we had a respectful poetry club together with elderly people and a review of old literature. The pieces of the literature, a video clip and the written papers of our process were shown in the exhibition.