An international seminar Critics Between Arts, organized by The Finnish Critics’ Association will be held on Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st, 2012. The seminar takes place in Ateneum Art Museum auditorium in Helsinki Finland.

The speakers are intriguing, topical critics of different arts that either write in large European newspapers or local media. The task of the seminar is to offer qualified information to art critics and those who are interested in criticism of what is going on in arts criticism outside Finland.

The topics of the seminar are:

  • Multimedia and inter artistic approaches
  • Effects of the electronic breakthrough in culture
  • Impacts of the multicultural world
  • Global cultural consumerism
  • Significance of critics in the arts and
  • Changing aspects and forms of arts criticism

The language of the seminar is English. Speakers are both foreign and Finnish; the talks are about 30 minutes each. The audience has a possibility to have a dialogue with the speakers. The seminar is open and free to all.




The speakers are:

  • Ronald Bergan is a contributor to The Guardian and the president of the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean.
  • Antti Alanen is programmer at National Audiovisual Archive, Helsinki (Cinema Orion).
  • Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen writes about Digital Literature in The Danish literary journal Standart and a PhD scholar at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Maaria Pääjärvi is a reader and writer in Helsinki, who writes for several publications and blogs.
  • Fisun Güner writes articles and critiques for The Arts Desk.
  • Jan Granlie is the editor of Norwegian music magazine Jazznytt.
  • Osmo Tapio Räihälä is a Finnish composer, whose music has been performed in nearly two-dozen countries.
  • Donald Hutera has written for The Times, Time Out, Dance Europe, Dance Now and others, covering dance and theatre for over two decades.
  • Pekko Koskinen is a designer of reality games who also plays around with various forms of art.
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