New publication about artist residencies

Contemporary Artist Residencies – Reclaiming Time and Space looks into artist recidencies and their roles in the art field and society. The publication was produced as a Finnish-Dutch collaboration and is co-published by Frame.

Artist residencies provide space, time, and concentration for making art, doing research and for reflection. Residencies are crucial nodes in international circulation and career development. They are also invaluable infrastructures for critical thinking and artistic experimentation, cross-cultural collaboration, interdisciplinary knowledge production, and site-specific research.

The globalization process and the demands of the creative economy have had an impact on artist residencies. Ecological and geopolitical urgencies are now affecting them more and more. In response, many residencies today actively search for more sustainable alternatives than the current neoliberal condition allows for artistic practices. With a range of critical insights from artists, theorists and residency facilitators, this book asks what the present role of the residency is in relation to artists and the art ecosystem.

The book launch of Contemporary Artist Residencies – Reclaiming Time and Space will be held on Monday March 4th 2019 at the Exhibition Laboratory gallery (Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki) at 17:30. Event on Facebook.


Book information

Authors: Livia Alexander, Nathalie Anglès, Helmut Batista, Taru Elfving, Pascal Gielen, Francisco Guevara, Maria Hirvi-Ijäs, Jean-Baptiste Joly, Patricia Jozef, Irmeli Kokko, Donna LynasAntti Majava, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Nina Möntmann, Marita Muukkonen, Jenni Nurmenniemi, Bojana Panevska, Alan Quireyns, Florian Schneider and Ivor Stodolsky.

Residencies Reflected, Taru Elfving, Irmeli Kokko, Pascal Gielen

Edited by Pascal Gielen (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts), Irmeli Kokko (Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia) and Taru Elfving (Frame Contemporary Art Finland).

The book is published by Amsterdam-based Valiz in collaboration with The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.

Supported by The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Kone Foundation and Saastamoisen säätiö.



Contemporary Artist Residencies – Reclaiming Time and Space

Antennae-Arts in Society Series n°27. Valiz, Amsterdam. 2019.
ISBN 978-94-92095-46-6
Price: 22,50 €

The book is for sale at the Library of The Academy of Fine Arts (Elimäenkatu 25 A, 2. floor, Helsinki) and at Unigrafia web store.

Download the open access version here.


Photos: Ida Enegren / Frame Contemporary Art Finland