Talks and events

Talks form a core part of Frame’s work in Finland. Our talks programme offers a platform for discussions on international trends in contemporary art and current practices in Finland.


Upcoming talks and events

Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities
September 9th-15th 2019, Helsinki

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Ongoing: Rehearsing Hospitalities

13 March 2019: Epistemic Hospitality

Epistemic Hospitality is a day-long discursive event held on the 13th of March in Helsinki, marking the first event in Frame’s public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities.

The event brings together art practitioners to ponder how artistic, curatorial and institutional practices can foster and host versatile knowledges and ways of knowing. It is organised by Frame Contemporary Art Finland in collaboration with the Bioart Society, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia and Goethe-Institute Finland.

One of the event’s key concerns is questioning what or who plays a decisive role in determining which forms of knowledge are considered valid. It asks: how can feminist curatorial practice, new artistic paradigms and the decolonization of Western art histories elevate diverse knowledges and ways of knowing? How can these practices bricolage, engage and work with knowledges 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.

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 In March 2019 Epistemic Hospitality – a day-long discursive event was held in Helsinki. It was the first event in Frame’s public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities.