Should I Try to Oppose Her Ideas?
The article of the Finnish art critic Otso Kantokorpi is included in the catalogue Laura Lilja - Grow Up and Get a Life (Young Visual Artist in Satakunta 2009, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland, 2009). The catalogue was published during the scholarship exhibition Grow Up and Get a Life (2009/2010) in Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland.
Kyseenalainen taideteko / Questionable Art Act
The diploma work in Pallas fine arts (master's degree programme) in University of Art and Design Helsinki consists of a written part and an artistic project. I graduated in 2004 with my diploma work Kyseenalainen taideteko - heteronormin kyseenalaistaminen taiteellisessa työskentelyssä (Questionable Art Act - Questioning Heteronorm in Artistic Work). The artistic part of my diploma work is the installation Sukupuolisuhteellista (Sex Relational).
In my diploma work I study the methods that enable me as a visual artist, a woman and a lesbian to question the heteronormativity in society and art world. I aim to deconstruct the dominant presumptions and representations of gender and sexuality. I study, in practise and in theory, queer-theories, the ideas of grotesque and the subversive possibilities in repeating differently. In the written part of my diploma work I also briefly introduce some other artworks with similar themes that have influenced my artistic work.