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Kimmo Sarje


Book Presentation
Artists as Researchers -  A New Paradigm for Art Education in Europe
Editors: Mika Hannula, Jan Kaila, Roger Palmer, Kimmo Sarje University of the Arts, Helsinki, 2013.

Studio-based artistic research and doctoral degrees for artists are now important aspects of contemporary art and art education. Artists as Researchers presents a selection of essays that address various approaches to research in contemporary art. It contains contributions from more than twenty international artists, art teachers, curators, historians and critics, all of whom participated in the 2010–2012 EU project Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts.


Kimmo Sarje is a doctor of philosophy and a visual artist. He participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York in 1986–1987. He is Adjunct Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Helsinki and lecturer at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Helsinki. He has worked as a researcher, critic, curator and artist. In all these roles, he has steeped himself in issues of modernity, postmodernity and socialism. Sarje has written and edited numerous books about art, architecture and philosophy, and he has works in the collections of major art museums in Finland. His montage exhibition Apartment on the Prospect, which examined Finland, Karelia and Russia, was presented in Helsinki in 2011. Sarje received Yrjö Hirn price in 2012.
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