August 31, 2019 - PUBLICS - Today Is Our Tomorrow
August 31, 2019

PUBLICS

Design: julia.studio.

Today Is Our Tomorrow
September 12–14, 2019

www.publics.fi
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Venues: Club Kaiku, Kieku & Stidilä
Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki, Finland
Hours: 5pm–5am daily

The future is happening now. With so much emphasis on the future, its end, and lack of agencies to alter its demise, our thoughts lead us to focus, remind and inform ourselves of the potentialities and (re)constructions of now. There is no time but the present to transform, to reimagine and to represent our moment(s).

Initiated by PUBLICS, Today Is Our Tomorrow is a collaborative, collective, and transdisciplinary festival—a coming together of affinities, alliances and differences. Taking place this year at club Kaiku and the neighbouring spaces Kieku and Stidilä, the program is produced in partnership with numerous local and international organisations, initiatives and institutions. Today Is Our Tomorrow takes the form of a roving constellation of practices, discussions, talks, workshops, installations, interventions, film screenings, events, live performances, DJ sets, curatorial projects, and live music intersecting with one another across three main interconnected venues.

The festival presents in microcosm, alter-futures being enacted, lived and represented as current socio-cultural and artistic practices based in Finland and globally. Our collaborative methodology and consultation aims to represent an ecology and diversity of thought and experience. It is the beginning of a new larger scale model for PUBLICS, with three main goals:

–to promote and support new collaborative models within the art world, both locally and internationally in order to sustain small, flexible and content driven organisations
–to bring together diverse publics, constituencies and communities to increase intersectional participation and debate on numerous issues
–to identify and promote new roles to advance local and international networks and diversify local cultural fields

The 2019 edition of Today Is Our Tomorrow is curated, commissioned, organised in collaboration with: Academy of Fine Arts, Baltic CircleGlobe Art PointIHME HelsinkiKohtaIndex FoundationLatitudesLatvian Centre for Contemporary ArtLive Art and Performance Studies (LAPS)Museum of Impossible FormsosloBIENNALEN, and PUBLICS.

Participants/artists:
Camille Auer / Mercedes Azpilicueta / Yael Bartana / Leah Beeferman / Coalition of Care: Adelaide Bannerman & Daze Aghaji, Ain Bailey, Anna Tjé, B.O.S.S. Black Obsidian Sound System, Katarzyna Perlak/Rebecca Bellantoni/Rowdy SS, Maija Baijukya / Tony Cokes / Jonathas de Andrade / Núria Güell / Mette Edvardsen / Terike Haapoja / Hlynur Hallsson / Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen / Antti Jussila & Jari Kallio / Karmaklubb*: DJ Baby Dyke, Harald & Louis, Karolinski, Konsept [X], Eva Rowson, Tine Semb / The Karrabing Film Collective / Keep it Complex / Valentin Kimstedt, Hatz Lambo & Varia Sjöström / Chris Kraus / Lime Rickey International / Basim Magdy / Marepe / Mona Marzouk / Mythological Migrations: Chapter 1: The Nightclub: Arshia Haq, Tamara Al-Mashouk, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto / The Otolith Group / Jaakko Pallasvuo / Bhavisha Panchia / Plastique Fantastique / Anni Puolakka / Sepideh Rahaa / Kate Rich / Althea Thauberger / Skuja Braden / Vidisha S

Curators/advisors: 
Ali Akbar Mehta, Marianne Savallampi & Vishnu Vardhan / Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna / Danai Anagnostou & Abdullah Qureshi / Lucy Badrocke / Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Marti Manen & Emmeli Person / Adelaide Bannerman / Eva González-Sancho Bodero & Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk / Satu Herrala / Solvita Krese & Inga Lāce / Anders Kreuger / Tero Nauha / Paul O’Neill & Eliisa Suvanto / Marju Rotinen / Paula Toppila

DJs including:
Bonaventure / Desto / The Hacker / Hanna Ojanen & Yu Chuan / Horse Meat Disco / House of Disappointments / Max Jaarte / Jopo Simeon K  / Linda Lazarov / Mr. A / Schoolboi Cute / Wekesa & Renaz

Today Is Our Tomorrow takes place simultaneously with Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities, which connects artists, curators and audiences in the field of contemporary art and beyond to build up new practices and engagements with hospitalities.

For more information please contact:
Paul O’Neill, Artistic Director, PUBLICS
T +358 44 2443 240 / paul.oneill [​at​] publics.fi

Eliisa Suvanto, Program Manager, PUBLICS
T +358 40 8450 914 / eliisa.suvanto [​at​] publics.fi

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