Inclusive curating – perspectives from the  festival and gatekeepers

What is inclusive curating and how is it implemented in a festival context? What does the future of outsider art in museums look like? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the OAF X HAM Talks on Wednesday, 23 August. Warmly welcome to listen and discuss!

Time: Wednesday, 23 August, from 1 p.m. to 3  p.m.
Place: HAM Sali

OAF X HAM Talks focuses on inclusive curating and exhibiting outsider art. In the seminar, the OAF team will present the festival’s inclusive curating process. Perspectives on curating outsider art will be provided by gatekeepers in the art field: the Helsinki Art Museum HAM team; Christine Langinauer, curator and amanuensis from Vantaa Art Museum Artsi; and Jussi Koitela, Programme Manager at Frame Finland. The event will be hosted by outsider artist Panu “Prinssi” Palm. There will also be plenty of time for discussion – come and share your thoughts!

After the seminar, we will organise an opening event for the visual programme of the festival in the HAM lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. We welcome all participants of the seminar to this event as well, to meet the artists of the festival, and enjoy coffee!


13.00 Welcome
13.05 Talks

  • OAF
  • Ham
  • Christine Langinauer
  • Jussi Koitela

14.00 Short break
14.10 Discussion with the audience
15.00 Seminar ends

The event is free of charge. The language of the event is Finnish. There will be no sign language translation and the event will not be recorded.

Sign up for the event here.

The Tennis Palace is wheelchair accessible. The HAM Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the Tennis Palace, accessible by lift from all external doors. The accessible toilet is on the same floor as the seminar room. For further information on accessibility please visit the HAM website.

All OAF events are non-discriminatory spaces where racism, sexism, disability and health discrimination, transphobia and homophobia in their broadest sense are not tolerated.

Jaana Miettinen