Aimo Hyvärinen & David Chapman: Art as Problematic Waste

Documentary video triptych and documentary,
 director Aimo Hyvärinen, assistant director/sound by David Chapman.
 Premiere at Turku Kunsthalle on 3 October 2019.

Lots of art everywhere – it can be a problem too. When an artist dies, his studio is full with old artworks and even when alive some of the works need a lot of space. Where can we put all these probably interesting works? Museums cannot and will not take it all, and you cannot sell even good art easily.
There are artists in every city, country and even in every town. There are also art collectors, art galleries and art museums. The fate of artwork is connected to us all, and this piece explores the fates and problems of art.
Art as Problematic Waste looks into the other side of art with sensitive eyes and ears, we follow some cases and make new art from these stories. Our work honours the experience of art while following the problematic ways of just too many physical works of art. Our work participates in the discussion about the changes in art paradigm and shows us a fresh perspective.
Featuring Baren Baren group, Riikka Enne, Helinä Hukkataival, Risto Hämäläinen, Martti Kapanen, Otso Kantokorpi, Michael Landy, Laura Luostarinen, Jan Olof Mallander, Leena Mäki-Patola, Heikki Mäntymaa, Pekka Paikkari, Michael Pinsky, Erkki Pirtola, Hannu Riikonen, Helge Riskula, Ossi Somma, Tapio Suominen, Ilkka-Juhani Takalo-Eskola, David Waterworth, Adolfo Vera ja Vesa Vehviläinen.

During their long careers, the artists behind the video and audio installation, media artist Aimo Hyvärinen (M.A.) and sound artist David Chapman (PhD), have set up wide artistic networks and learned about the issues of art content and distribution.