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3rd conference of the finno-ugric young creators

“10 years of the EthnoFuturist Era”
May 4 to 8, 1999


eesti keeles - suomeksi - po-russki

$ Organized by Fenno-Ugria Foundation $ In co-operation with Estonian Kostabi $ociety, Finnish Institute in Estonia, Tartu Young Authors' League, Friends of the Estonian National Museum $ Sponsors: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tartu City Government $
May 4 4 p.m. Vernissage: Village architecture by Ritva Liisa Pihlaja (Finland) Tartu University
Library (Struve 1, Tartu)
May 5  10 a.m.
1 p.m.
The opening of the conference, opening addresses, general papers, plenary session
Moderated by Krista Sürje (Manager, Fenno-Ugria Foundation)
Opening addresses by Tõnu Seilenthal (the Board of Fenno-Ugria Foundation), Arvo Valton (President, Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures), Kauksi Ülle (the Estonian Kostabi $ociety), Pertti Pyhtilä (Finnish Institute in Estonia, Tartu section), Jaak Prozes (President, Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples)

General papers

  • Kari Sallamaa (Assistant Professor, University of Oulu, Finland) - The philosophy of ethno-futurism as the foundation for the survival of Finno-Ugric peoples
  • Professor Rein Taagepera (University of California, University of Tartu, Estonia) - On the persistence of the identity of indigenous peoples today and in the future
  • Kaido Kama (Director, Võro Institute, Estonia) - Contemporary Võro movement against the background of European indigenous peoples
Exhibition House
of the
Estonian National Museum, (Kuperjanovi 9, Tartu)
2 p.m. to 
6 p.m.
Plenary session: Papers on the practice of ethno-futurism.
Moderated by Andres Heinapuu 
  • Andres Heinapuu (Manager, Information Centre of Finno-Ugric Peoples, Estonia) - The First Livonians, or the Livonian people as an Ethno-Futurist Project
  • Heie Treier (Eesti Ekspress,editor on visual arts, Estonia) - Slide presentation on Estonian artists in today’s art world
  • Pavel Mikushev (artist, Komi) - Ethnic traditions in the upbringing of children on the example of art school
  • Laid Shemyer (writer, translator, Mari El) - On contemporary Mari literature
  • Veiko  Märka (poet, student at the University of Tartu) - Ethnic attitudes of the young Estonian poetry
  • Pyotr Zakharov (Udmurt writer) - On Ethnofuturism in the Udmurt litereature
  • Irina Orekhova (student at the University of Tartu, Udmurt) - A hundred opinions on Ebga
Exhibition House
of the
Estonian National Museum, (Kuperjanovi 9, Tartu)
5 p.m. Vernissage:The Jester with the Whistle -paintings by Yuri Dyrin OBU Gallery, 
Raekoja plats 8, Tartu
8 p.m. Ethnic cultures night: 
Udmurt songs: Nadezhda Utkina, Tatyana Minniyakhmetova; Mari bag-pipe: Laid Shemyer; Kärsh (Hill Mari zither): Julia Kuprina; Komi music: Aleksander Chuvyurov; Finnish folk tunes: Inga Sulin, Maila Sulusaari; Hungarian folk songs: Toth Szilard, Beata Sahverdov; Livonian hits: Ulla Ernstreit etc., etc., etc.
Writers’ House
(Kirjanduse Maja),
Vanemuise 19, Tartu
10 a.m. 
Plenary session, moderated by Kauksi Ülle (Manager, Tartu Centre of Fenno-Ugria Foundation)
  • Kati Kivimäki (Gallen-Kallela Museum, Finland) - Survey of the Ethno-Futurist Finno-Ugric art in Russia (with slide presentation)
  • Taive Särg, Indrek Särg (Tartu, Estonia) - Poet from the forest (lecture accompanied by a documentary film)
  • Kursi school (Estonia) - 10 years of Kursi school (slide presentation)
  • Hannu Oittinen (Finland) - The fate of Finnish dialects today
Exhibition House
of the 
Estonian National Museum (Kuperjanovi 9, Tartu)
1 p.m.
6 p.m.
Panels of the Conference
1. Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples in the Tartu Centre of Fenno-Ugria Foundation (Kuperjanovi 16). Chaired by Jaak Prozes (President, Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples)
2.Literature, drama, translation in the Writers’ House (Vanemuise 19). Moderated by Jan Rahman (Võro) and Laid Shemyer (Mari). With the participation of the Young Authors' League (NAK - Noorte Autorite Koondis, Estonia)
3. Visual arts in the Exhibition House of the Estonian National Museum (Kuperjanovi 9). Moderated by Yuri Lobanov (Udmurt)
Olga Listratova (artist, Udmurt) - On ethno-futurism in Udmurt art
4. Architecture and ecology in the Writers’ House (Vanemuise 19). Moderated by Pertti Pyhtilä (Finland) and Julia Kuprina (Hill Mari).
3 p.m. Vernissage: Mother of Woods -paintings by Alexander Ivanov Chaplin Art Center
Esplanaadi 10, PÄRNU
8 p.m. Literary evening
Poetry read in the original or in translations by the following authors and translators: Laid Shemyer (Mari), Nina Obrezkova (Komi), Kauksi Ülle (Võro), Contra (Urvaste), Jan Rahman (Võro); Presentation ofthe short story collection Elumask by Jüri Ehlvest (Estonian Kostabi $ociety)
Writers’ House
(Kirjanduse Maja),
Vanemuise 19, Tartu
10 a.m. Võromaa tour for guests: a visit to Võro Institute, a presentation of ecotourism in Võromaa, visits to local farms  

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