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BEYOND MATTER

Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality

BEYOND MATTER is an international, interdisciplinary project on the revival of past landmark exhibitions, the documentation of current exhibitions and the dissemination of documentation along with actual artworks – both materially and immaterially present – in innovative ways.

 

EXHIBITION

Heritage as a Source of Knowledge in Art and Design Education

Espronceda – Institute of Art and Culture, Barcelona, 10–18 June 2022
New European Bauhaus Festival 2022
ISEA 2022 extended programme

Revisiting the site of Les Immatériaux, an exhibition curated in 1985 by Jean-François Lyotard and Thierry Chaput, showcasing an educational perspective to the Creative Europe research project Beyond Matter – Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality.

PORE WORKSHOP

Avatars and Poetry

Design Museum Helsinki, 21 May 2022

HYBRIID SEMINAR

Co-designing VR Experiences

Accompanying a week long exhibition Co-designing VR EXperiences, a hybrid seminar took place at Design Museum Helsinki on 19 May, featuring Beyond Matter project in the morning Panel discussion with presentions and discussion with ZKM, Centre Pompidou and Aalto University partners.



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EXHIBITION​

Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter.
Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences.

Design Museum Helsinki, 17–22 May 2022
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PORE WORKSHOP

Avatars and Poetry

Oodi Helsinki Central Library, 24 April 2022
Artwork: workshop participants, Graphic design: Cvijeta Miljak, Photos: Lily Díaz

EXHIBITION​

Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter.
Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences.

Oodi Helsinki Central Library, Cube, 20–25 April 2022
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EXHIBITION

Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter.
Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences.

Aalto University, Väre main lobby from 14–29 March  and 25 April–5 May 2022
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PANEL DISCUSSION

Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter.
Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences.

The panel discussion, augumenting the opening of the exhibition Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter. Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences on Thu 17 March 2022, moderated by prof. Lily Diaz-Kommonen, hosted Harri Laakso (Head of Department of Art and Media, Aalto University), Anne Mäkijärvi (Digimuseo.fi) and Jussi Nuortena (National Archive of Finland) and took place in the main lobby of the Väre-building at Otaniemi campus.

VISITING LECTURE

Artistic simulations and building new audiences for historical exhibition reconstructions ​

Andreas Broeckmann, art historian and curator, a member of the research team at Centre Pompidou that is working on the virtual reconstruction of Les Immatériaux gave an online visiting lecture at Aalto University on 15 March 2022 as part of the MA research course DOM-E514901 Systems of Representation: Culture Lab. The course focuses on the notion of representation from a systemic and socio-cultural perspective.

Photo © Cvijeta Miljak / Aalto University

VISITING LECTURE

Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, a curator from ZKM Center for Art and Media  Karlsruhe, held an online visiting lecture on 3 March 2020 as a part of the MA research course DOM-E5149 Systems of Representation in which she summarised the main concepts of the Beyond Matter – Cultural heritage on the verge of Virtual Reality project as well as presented the two milestone exhibitions, Les Immatériaux (1985) and Iconoclash (2002) that will be revived and interpreted over the course of the project.

BEYOND MATTER
MA Fellowship Programme

The research programme took place from autumn 2021 to summer 2021, and brought together ten outstanding MA students from Aalto University with important European museums and heritage institutions ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany), the Centre George Pompidou (France), Tallinn Art Hall (Estonia), Tirana Art Lab (Albania) and the Ludwig Museum (Hungary).