The Collection Pop-up Exhibition

17.11.2017 - 19.11.2017

At the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk), you can find around 300 photographs and comic strips by various artists from Northern Finland. The artworks are on display at the Kaukovainio campus but as placed on hallways they are not so easily reached by the audience.

As a starting point to get the artworks more widely reached, few months ago a group of students created specific website ‘The Collection’. The website covers digitalised versions of the artworks, information about the artists, interviews of the artists made by the students and even student projects inspired by the artwork.

The Collection pop-up exhibition present six photographs of Stefan Bremer. Iconic artworks about the dancers are the pearl of the collection. These photographs will be reflected with digital projectors to temporary screens and visible for the audience through the windows. The exhibition space which has large windows will seem like a lighted rectangle in the polar night.

With this exhibition, we want to raise awareness of The Collection and to raise the profile of the arts programme of our university.  Also we asked ourselves, what happens when you present these ideas, texture and images in the heart of the city. Does it start a debate? Technology and liberal arts can make an uneasy relationship. But what happens if you take a step back and ask a lot of ‘what if’ questions? This pop-up exihibition is an interdisciplinary experiment to see what happens when we step out of our comfort zones and create a playing field for both to mix

live in such a binary world of black and white, that at first glance that this project may not be for you. But like us, we ask you to step out of your comfort zone and join us in asking a lot of What If… questions. Share your expertise and insights and start a journey with an experiment that helps us take the first steps towards a bigger vision.