Coordinating Finland’s participation in the Venice Biennale is Frame’s most extensive international project. In addition to that, we support and execute numerous other projects, that give opportunities for Finnish artists and professionals to participate in major art events around the world. We aim to assist artists and art professionals in networking and finding collaborators, in order that Finnish contemporary art gets exhibited in international museums, galleries, biennials and art fairs. Most of our projects are produced in collaboration with other organisations and professionals, and we seek partners actively both in Finland and abroad.
Finland Represented at Untitled Miami 2014
Three Helsinki based galleries along with Komplot collective from Brussels gave an introduction to the Finnish contemporary art scene at the Untitled. Miami art fair on Miami art week 3–7 December. Finland Represented – Initiatives for Individuality presented a selection of galleries and art spaces showcasing a variety of actors from the independent to the commercial and from the agency to the collaborator.
The participating galleries were selected by curator Aura Seikkula. Gallery ARTag presented works by Emma Helle, Teemu Korpela and Hans Rosenström. SIC art space exhibited works by Olli Keränen and Maija Luutonen, and Sinne gallery of the Pro Artibus Foundation an performative installation by Anastasia Ax.
Initiatives for Individuality exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Finland in New York and Frame Contemporary Art Finland. The exhibition was supported by The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Biennale of Sydney 2014
Three Finnish artists, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Sasha Huber and Anna Tuori participated the 19th Biennale of Sydney. In the exhibition, called You Imagine What You Desire, Halonen and Huber presented video works, and Tuori paintings. The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s largest contemporary visual arts event. Held every two years, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, with an accompanying programme.
The biennale was held form 21 March until 9 June 2014.
ARCOmadrid 2014: FocusFinland
Finland was the focus country at the international ARCOmadrid art fair in Spain in February 2014. The Finnish programme at the fair consisted of 13 galleries and the #FocusFinland Pavilion featuring two video installations by the Finnish artist Heta Kuchka. Each gallery presented a solo exhibition at their stands. The Finnish programme at the fair was curated by Leevi Haapala from Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
#FocusFinland was a joint effort of various organisations. The programme was coordinated by Frame Contemporary Art Finland. The programme at the fair was a collaboration between Frame and the Finnish galleries in the ARCOmadrid programme. The Kiasma Lounge was hosted by Frame and Kiasma. The accompanying programme was organized by Frame, the Finnish Institute in Madrid and the venues in Madrid.
Participating galleries in #FocusFinland:
Gallery Ama: Elina Brotherus
Galerie Anhava: Antti Laitinen
Forum Box: Mia Hamari
Galerie Forsblom: Leena Nio
Gallery Heino: IC-98 (Patrik Söderlund & Visa Suonpää)
Helsinki Contemporary: Ville Andersson
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte: Perttu Saksa
Korjaamo Gallery: Riiko Sakkinen
Make Your Mark: Egs (ARCO: #Opening-programme)
Showroom Helsinki: Jiri Geller
SIC (#Opening-programme): Olli Keränen, Karri Kuoppala, Maija Luutonen, Kalle Leino, Muriel Kuoppala, Konsta Ojala, Sauli Sirviö, Timo Vaittinen ja Laura Wesamaa
Sinne: Anna Rokka
Gallery Taik Persons: Niko Luoma