Seminar, Ravitolalaiva Wäiski, 3.10.2013 9.30am. – 7pm.
Skills of Economy Screenings, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts / Kaiku Gallery, 2.10.- 6.10.2013.

Skills of Economy is a curatorial concept focused on contemporary artists’ actions towards the current economy and economic rhetorics. Economy and economic rhetorics fill up media space in the Western world. Economy has become the most important way of describing the world and measuring its progress. Skills of Economy is a project that researches and archives contemporary artistic reactions in this societal situation. This event creates a flow of views from artists, curators, activists and theorists on current artistic production and different ideas on how mainstream and hegemonic economic thinking and reality can be challenged through artistic and activist practices

Jenna Sutela, Oliver Ressler, Ore.e Ref. (Eero Yli-Vakkuri and Jesse Sipola), Ruby van der Wekken, Société Réaliste, Syrago Tsiara, Teemu Takatalo, Ville-Pekka Sorsa, Visible Solutions LLC, Zachary Formwalt

Skills of Economy event is curated and organised by Jussi Koitela at the invitation of the Academy of FineArts/Dept of General Studies. Supported by Frame Visual Art Finland and INSTITUT FRANÇAIS Finland

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Ravintolalaiva Wäiski
3.10.2013, 9.30am. – 7pm.
Hakaniemenranta 11, 00530 Helsinki

9.30 Jussi Koitela: Opening and Short Introduction of Skills of Economy Project. 9.50 Syrago Tsiara: Value Revisited
10.30 Ville-Pekka Sorsa: Counter-performing economies?
11.10 Jenna Sutela: New Degrees of Freedom

11.30 Lunch Break

12.30 Société Réaliste: Swindling Futurity
13.10 Visible Solutions LLC: Overview of the Visible Solutions LLC’s practices and artwork–products. 


14.50 Coffee Break

14.20 Ruby van der Wekken: Take Back the Economy! 

15.00 Ore.e Refineries: About Copper

15.20 Break
15.50 Discussion: moderated by Jenna Sutela, commented by Paavo Järvensivu

17.15 Visible Solutions LLC: Product Presentation (performance)



Kaiku Gallery
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts mon-fri 11–19, sat-sun 12–16 

Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki


Zachary Formwalt

Unsupported Transit, 2011 14 min 25 sec


Société Réaliste

The Fountainhead, 2010 111 min


Olivar Ressler

The Plundering, 2013 41 min



Ore.e Refineries

« Jesse Sipola, Seppä | Blacksmith » (Parallel Ads 2), 2011 Production: Eero Yli-Vakkuri (Ore.e Refineries)
Camera: Alexandre Riviello
08 min 6 sec

« Pneumatic Forging by Jesse Sipola », 2011 Camera: Eero Yli-Vakkuri, Alexandre Riviello Edit: Jesse Sipola
01 min 31 sec


Teemu Takatalo

The Gospel of the Enlightened Consumer, 2012 50 min