Focus countries: Japan and South Korea

Frame’s special focus for 2013–2017 is to create networks between Finnish, Japanese and South Korean contemporary art professionals and organisations.

In the period from 2013 to 2015, Frame has invited several contemporary art professionals from Japan and South Korea to visit Finland. Since 2014 we have been part of Port Journeys, a Yokohama-based international artist network bringing together port cities around the world. In 2015 we invited the Finnish artist-run gallery Forum Box to join the network through an open call.

In 2015 we organised an open call for the Akiyoshidai artist residence with the Finnish Institute in Japan. In March 2016 Frame organised a study visit to Tokyo and Seoul. In 2015–16 we are partners in the HIAP Helsinki International Artist Programme’s project in Asia.


Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in South Korea was one of the visiting destinations of Frame’s study visit in 2016. Photo: Miina Hujala.