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Adding to the long list of “post” conditions, the term “post-internet” offers a fairly recent attempt to characterize a certain social, political, historical, and material condition that artists, curators, educators, and critics are currently working with. For some, it provides a language to articulate the complex entwinements between online and offline, while for others, it presents yet another blasé attempt to excite the neoliberal art world.The aim of this one day symposium is to offer entry points to the post-internet logic, its conceptualization, and its critique by examining its (ab)uses in artistic, educational, and curatorial practices. We ask, why and how to engage with or disengage from the post-internet and what happens when the post-internet enters the institution.

SCHEDULE 9:25 Opening words 9:30 Approaching the Post-Internet
Max Ryynänen: Hegel's Pipe: Magritte, memes and weak thinking
Elvia Wilk: We don’t get the terms we want – we get the terms we deserve
10:50 Post-Internet Art Education
Konstanze Schütze: Silent Survival Strategies – The Image and Contemporary Visual Culture
Juuso Tervo: Education in the present tense
Lunch13:00 The (post?)Politics of the Post-Internet
Jenna Jauhiainen: Know Your Enemy: Military Memetics and Cambridge Analytica
Nora Sternfeld: What comes after the post-? For a repolitization of politics and education
14:20 - 15:30 Wrap-Up Session & Open Discussion
16:00 Screening: Stephanie Comilang: Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise; 2016, 26 min)
Period21 Mar 2017
Event typeSeminar
LocationHelsinki, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • post-internet
  • post-politics
  • Art education