Om Netværket

Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier er et nordisk forskningsnetværk støttet af Nordforsk 2004-2007. Nordisk Netværk for Avantgarde Studier vil styrke og koordinere mindre og spredte nationale forskningsmiljøer, bidrage til at fremme udveksling af viden om forskelle og ligheder mellem de nordiske lande og gøre nordisk avantgardeforskning internationalt synlig. Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier afholder en årlig konference. Netværket danner også ramme for udarbejdelsen af De nordiske avantgarders kulturhistorie i 4 bind og et elektronisk arkiv for dokumenter fra de nordiske avantgarder. Det nordiske forskningsnetværk er en videreudvikling af det danske forskningsnetværk ”Avantgardernes genkomst og aktualitet” støttet af Det humanistiske Forskningsråd 2001-2004. Under forberedelse er et Europæisk Netværk for Avantgarde og Modernisme Studier, EAM, hvis første konference afholdes i Ghent, Belgien, maj 2008.

About the Network

The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies is supported by Nordforsk 2004-2007. The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies aims to support and coordinate small and dispersed national centres of research, help promote the exchange of knowledge about differences and similarities among the avant-garde currents and research in the Nordic countries, and make Nordic avant-garde research visible in a European and international context. The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies has a yearly conference. Within the Network an editorial group is preparing a four-volume Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes and an electronic archive of documents from the Nordic avant-gardes. The Nordic network is an extension of the Danish research network ”The Return and Actuality of the Avant-Gardes” supported by the Danish Research Council 2001-2004. A European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, EAM, is under preparation and will have its first conference in Ghent in May 2008.
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Symposium - Layers of the Avant-Garde in Finland, 9-10 October 2008


Welcome to the symposium arranged by the Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies in association with the Institute for Art Research of the University of Helsinki, the Academy of Fine Arts and the Finnish Society for Aesthetics.

Layers of the Avant-Garde in Finland, 9-10 October 2008

Main Building of the University of Helsinki (Unioninkatu 34), Auditorium IV and (on Friday afternoon) Lecture room 10, Mariankatu 11.



Thursday,  9 October 2008

11.15 Kimmo Sarje (University of Helsinki): Opening Address 

11.30 Irmeli Hautamäki (University of Helsinki): Finland and the Other Nordic Countries in the early 1900s 

12.00 Julia Tidigs (Åbo Akademi University, Swedish Literature Society in Finland: The Mixture of Languages as a Modernist and (Un)territorializing Feature in the Prose of Elmer Diktonius 

12.30 Coffee-break 

13.00 Kimmo Sarje (University of Helsinki): The Innovations of Sigurd Frosterus and Gustav Strengell 

13.30 Altti Kuusamo (University of Turku): Deaths of Theory in the Avant-Garde 

14.00 Lunch 

15.00 Poetic performance by the poet Leevi Lehto 

15.30 Vesa Haapala (University of Helsinki): Contemporary Poetry and the Possibility of the Avant-Garde 

16.00 Artist Jani Leinonen discusses the background of his conception of art and his realized projects 

16.30 End of the day’s programme 

Event at the Academy of Fine Arts (film, wine and other refreshments) starting at 19.00

Friday, 10 October 2008

11.15 Teemu Mäki (University of Art and Design Helsinki): After the Avant-Garde 

11.45 Erkki Sevänen (University of Joensuu ): The Social Conditions of the Avant-Garde in an Integrating and Globalizing World 

12.15 Coffee-break 

12.45 Kari Yli-Annala (University of Art and Design Helsinki): Contemporary and Non-Contemporary – The Historical Dilemma of the Finnish Avant-garde 

13.15 Harri Veivo (University of Helsinki): Christian Dotremont and the “Northern Dimension".

13.45 Lunch 

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Please note. The afternoon programme will be held in Lecture Room 10 at Mariankatu 11. 
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14.45 Concert compiled by Ilmo Ranta (Sibelius Academy) of compositions by Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno and Elmer Diktonius. Performers: pianists  Ilmo Ranta and Maija Parko and soprano Sanna Heikkinen

15.15 Tanja Uimonen (University of Helsinki): Freedom in Finnish Free Improvisation of the 2000s 

15.45 Eero Hämeenniemi (Sibelius Academy): The Avant-Garde of Music and the Concept of Novelty 

16.15 End of the day’s programme 

19.00 Dinner 

For more information, please contact Adjunct Professor Kimmo Sarje,