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Guest Lectures at Valand

Pepón Osorio, 21 Sept 2015. Photo: Kjell Caminha

Guest lectures are an integrated part of the learning environment at Valand Academy. The lectures, which are often open to the public, serves as a complement to the courses and is one of several ways of which students are brought together with professional practitioners.

Conferences  Symposia   Frank Forum


As the culmination of Valand Academy's 150 year anniversary, a three day investigation of feminist and queer pedagogies was organised on 12-14 October 2016. The event built on the Critical Practice conference (October 2015) and the Meaning Making Meaning exhibition held at A-venue (March 2016).

To mark Valand Academy's 150th anniversary year, a major international conference on the question of art education and its critical agency in the contemporary world was organised on 2-3 October 2015.
Among the speakers: Maj Hasager (SE), David Larsson (SE), Laura Hatfield (CAN/SE), Steven Madoff (US), Per Nilsson (SE), Daniel Peltz (US), Katya Sander (GE/DK), Rod Stoneman (IRE), Sissi Westerberg (SE).

Panel of students and teachers from Valand, 2 Oct 2015. Photo: Pia Räty


Photography in Print & Circulation - a symposium about the book as a unique format for showing and circulating photography based art was organised on 17-18 November 2016.

On 18 January 2016 a symposium was arranged to suggest different approaches towards decolonial curatorial practices through interventions by curators, artists and researchers.
Speakers: Nana Adusei-Poku, Christine Eyene, Alanna Lockward and Christian Nyampeta, Kjell Caminha (moderator).
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Nana Adusei-Poku and Christine EyeneNana, 18 Jan 2016. Photo: Mary Coble

On 7-8 October 2015 Hasselblad Foundation and Valand Academy presented a public research symposium. During the two days artists and scholars presented work on surveillance and its relation to representation, migration, community and control - with the following question in focus; How can art and visual theory contribute to the understanding of our current surveillance society?

Among the speakers: Peter Weibel (ZKM/DE), Hille Koskela (FIN), Marco Poloni (DE), Susan Schuppli (UK), Ann-Sofi Sidén (SE), Alberto Frigo (SE/IT) and Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (SE).

(Louise Wolthers and Meriç Algün Ringborg, 8 Oct 2015. Photo: Pia Räty)

On 26 November 2015 international artists, curators, researchers and museum professionals were brought together to probe at the effects of interventions and incisions in museum collections by contemporary artists.

Among the speakers: Lauren F. Adams (USA), Sara Barnes (DE), Christine Borland (UK), Martha Fleming (UK), Lisa Sputnes Mouwitz (SE), Matty Pye (UK), Miranda Stearn (UK).
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(Lauren F. Adams, Jason E. Bowman and Matty Pye, 26 Nov 2015. Photo: Mary Coble)

On 3-4 June 2015 a symposium was arranged to mark the conclusions of Professor Esther Shalev Gerz's research project "Trust and the Unfolding Dialogue in Contemporary Art" conducted at Valand Academy.

Among the speakers: Rosalyn Deutsche (US), Annie Fletcher (NL), Lisa Le Feuvre (UK), Livia Paldi (SE), Esther Shalev-Gerz (FR), Annika Wik (SE).
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FRANK FORUM - Tuesday Lecture Series

Lina Selander, 20 Oct 2015. Photo: Pia Räty

The Frank Forum lecture series began in 2013 at Valand Academy. During the academic year, it takes place every Tuesday and is open to all students and staff.

Among the speakers: Babak Salimizade (Iran), Andy Abbott (UK), Glenn Loughran (IRE), Heidi Morstang (UK), Petra Bauer (SE), Alison Jones, Cecilia Lidin (SE), Ingemar Persson (SE), Karolina Pahlén (SE), Lina Selander (SE), Aida Chehrehgohsha, Evafa Lilja (SE).

On Afrophobia

Anatomising the Museum

Trust and Dialogue

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