The CC Tobačna 001 artist-in-residence centre is hosting Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson

The CC Tobačna 001 artist-in-residence centre is currently hosting Sezgin Boynik, who works as a sociologist, writer and a conceptual artist, and the artist Minna Henriksson. Their work will be presented with two solo exhibitions at the CC Tobačna 001 during the month of May.


Sezgin Boynik (1977), lives and works in Helsinki. He has completed his Phd in Jyväskylä University Social Science department on the topic of "Cultural Politics of Black Wave in Yugoslavia from 1963 to 1972". He has been publishing on punk, relation between aesthetics and politics, on cultural nationalism, Situationist International and Yugoslavian cinema. Co-edited reader "Nationalism and Contemporary Art" (with Minna L. Henriksson, Rhizoma & EXIT, Prishtina, 2007), is editor of Rab-Rab: Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art.and co-authored book on "History of Punk and Underground in Turkey, 1978-1999" (with Tolga Guldalli, BAS, Istanbul, 2008) Apart from scholarly work he is also active as conceptual artist.

Minna Henriksson (1976) currently lives in Helsinki. She has studied art in Brighton, Helsinki and Malmö, and worked in many Southeast European cities, as well as lived in Istanbul at a number of times since 2003. She employs various methods in her investigative art, which often consist of text, drawing and photography. Her works have been relating to topics such as nationalism, racism, economy, rewriting or erasing the history of the left struggle, and politics in art scenes. Henriksson has participated in a number of significant exhibitions internationally, and she has had several solo exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Henriksson has a broad and ongoing teaching experience of courses and in workshops abroad. Among the topics in the courses have been research of power structures in art systems, organising as artists / art workers, revisiting silenced histories and contemporary art & nationalism.

Posted: 20. 4. 2015

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