Sculpture for the Post-Truth Era Learning Centre in Otaniemi is hosting a sculpture exhibition by seventeen students from the Sculpture Now! course (General Studies). The exhibition IS/NOT: Sculpture for the Post-Truth Era can be seen in the Learning Centre Lobby and Tori on February 14-25. The exhibition showcases works that are result of an intensive one-month course. Each work is made in a different technique, using materials that include but are not limited to: Iittala plates, household waste, plastic bags and a hare mysteriously killed in Otaniemi (check #otanemistories hashtag on Instagram). It is said that we have moved into a “post-truth” era, as scientific fact has made way for opinion and belief. Are we humans returning to a pre-enlightenment society ruled by priests and monarchs, where the masses are kept ignorant of facts, and ruling elites use fear to keep in power? Can science and reason prevail in this new/old world, or will we enter a new dark ages?
Teacher: Andy Best
Workshop Master: Roel Meijs
Artists: Aneta Atsova, Mira Caselius, Simona Di Giovanni, Jernej Čuček Gerbec, Lucia Marisa Gruber, Pauliina Heinänen, Johan F. Karlsson, Anton Krohn, Katharina Körner, Hanna Laeslehto, Ali Akbar Mehta, Valeria Nekhaeva, Elham Rahmat,i Lari Rantalainen, Sanna Ritvanen, Vidha Saumya, Riikka Toivonen.