Frame’s public programme opens with Epistemic Hospitality event

Frame’s new programme Rehearsing Hospitalities opens with a day-long discursive event Epistemic Hospitality held on the 13th of March in Helsinki. The event is organized in collaboration with Bioart Society, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Embassy of the Federal Republic Germany Helsinki and Goethe-Institut Finnland.

Epistemic Hospitality brings art practitioners together to ponder how artistic, curatorial and institutional practices can foster and host versatile knowledge and ways of knowing.

One of the key points of the event is questioning what or who plays a decisive role in determining which forms of knowledge are considered valid? How can feminist curatorial practice, new artistic paradigms and the decolonization of Western art histories foster diverse knowledges and ways of knowing? How can these practices bricolage, engage and work with knowledge situated within a wide range of human and non-human transcultures?

The discussions and exchanges are built around a series of talks and dialogues, as well as the working process of Pia Lindman, Bioart Society’s current exhibiting artist and artist in residence. Participants of the event are artist Razan Abou Askar, philosopher Rick Dolphijn, curator Giovanna Esposito Yussif, researcher Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, curator and researcher Maria Iñigo Clavo, artist Kristiina Koskentola, artist Pia Lindman, artist Anni Puolakka, artist and researcher Sepideh Rahaa, art historian and curator Regine Rapp, curator Elina Suoyrjö, curator Jennifer Teets, curator and director Jochen Volz.


Epistemic Hospitality

13 March 2019
9.30 am–6 pm
Bioart Society’s Solu Art Space, Luotsikatu 13, Helsinki

Unfortunately the Epistemic Hospitality event on the 13th March is now fully booked. There is an opportunity to sign up for the event’s waiting list by emailing Frame’s communication assistant Karoliina Virkkunen, karoliina.virkkunen@frame-finland.fi.

In order to share this event with a wide audience, the event will be transcribed live with a link available to the transcription online. This link will be made available on the Frame Finland website and social media on the day of the event.

More information and detailed programme


Pia Lindman: Nose Eyes Ears, 2016. Photo: Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Outi Pieski: Homecoming – Ruoktut máhccan, 2019.
Sepideh Rahaa and Razan Abou Askar: A Dream That Came True?, 2016.
Kristiina Koskentola: Our bodies have turned to Gold, 2018.
Anni Puolakka: Suckling Animal Sibling at Kim? / Hydrogen Night, 2018. Performed with Marta Trektere. Photo: Andrej Strokins.