New Year, New Challenges

I am currently looking for new work-related opportunities. In the meanwhile, I still continue working on the research publication of the Finnish National Gallery, http://research.fng.fi, this year.

As the future holds some new challenges, so does the present. I still have got my master’s thesis to finish, and that might take some time. I am trying to get back on it as soon as I can. The thesis has to do with street art and tourist landmarks, and is heavily inspired by Michel Foucault’s concept of the heterotopia.

I recently moved into a new apartment in the Kallio area of Helsinki, and currently enjoy the option to work from home, with the cat. Yesterday was the first working day since my winter holiday of 1 month.

Work-wise, I enjoy collaborating with the collections department on the research publication.

The upcoming issue will include an article on Finnish memento mori contemporary art by Marja Sakari, the Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. This is the first time that I have had the chance to read through one of the articles with the publication schedule being very tight, and I must this article proved to be a very interesting one. I have some vanitas style artworks and other objects at home, and have a vested interest in art that deals with death.

I think this also makes me a Damien Hirst fangirl.

So stay tuned for the new issue of the FNG Research, it will be online by the end of the week. Previous issues from last year make for interesting reading, please do check out those as well.

Author: Iiris Konttinen

I am a digital service design and digital marketing professional based in Helsinki, Finland.