A Conversation with Dzamil Kamanger & Kalle Hamm

Authorship & Agency Lecture Series #4
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Art House, Lämpömiehenkuja 3

For the final session of our discourses, we have invited Dzamil Kamanger and Kalle Hamm, artists and curators based in Finland, to join us. During their collaboration, which has lasted 18 years now, they have had several conversations about European and Central Asian visual traditions; is there any specific European or Central Asian features? if yes, what are the similarities and the differences? Dzamil and Kalle’s artistic practice has used features taken from both traditions. Their lecture will deal with these topics through their own artistic practice and other contemporary (Central) Asian works of art.

Kalle Hamm was born in 1969 in Rauma, Finland. He graduated in Lahti Fine Art Institute 1994 and made his MA in the University of the Art and Industrial Design in Helsinki 2002. His works of art examine cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary contexts. He has collaborated with Dzamil Kamanger since the year 1999.

Dzamil Kamanger was born in 1948 in Mariwan, Iran. He is an Iranian Kurd and set in Helsinki since 1994. He studied ceramic in the Kermanshah University and made his MA in 1973. He is concerning in his art his own experiences as a refugee by using traditional Iranian handicraft techniques. He has collaborated with Kalle Hamm since the year 1999.