Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023 programme released

Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities culminates this spring with a series of collaborations in London, New York and Oslo. 

Throughout Rehearsing Hospitalities, fostering new and existing collaborations has been critical in how we explore diverse practices of hospitality with others. Building on relationships cultivated over the last four years, the final edition co-hosts a series of exhibitions, fellowships, and public programmes. The Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023 programme is organised in collaboration with The Showroom (London), Vera List Center for Art and Politics (New York), UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society) (Oslo), Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland.

“The 2023 programme revisits some of the central threads explored in the past years including ways of knowing, questions of access and security, and the hostility of hospitality. It presents practices that correspond with these matters, turning in new directions”, programme curators Yvonne Billimore and Jussi Koitela say.

Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities 

The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London
25 January – 18 March 2023
Preview: Tuesday 24 January 2023, 6.30–8.30 pm
Events programme: Wednesday 25 January 4–8pm, Thursday 26 January 10am–12pm

Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities is an exhibition and public programme bringing together the publishing practices of Ruth Beale, Sezgin Boynik (Rab-Rab Press), Minna Haukka & Kristin Luke (The Mobile Feminist Library), Minna Henriksson, Rose Nordin, and Elham Rahmati & Vidha Saumya (NO NIIN magazine).

Editorial Tables celebrates the production and dissemination of knowledge through the act of experimental and artist-led publishing, with a focus on intersecting feminist and decolonial perspectives. Co-curated by Yvonne Billimore, Lily Hall and Jussi Koitela, the project involves a range of publishing, archiving, and distribution practices by artists, curators and art workers bringing these into dialogue both at The Showroom and online.

Conflicting Relations 

The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 64 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. The event will also be streamed online.
11 March 2023, 11am–4pm (New York, EST) / 6–11pm (Helsinki, EET)

Conflicting Relations brings forward Indigenous perspectives on matters of hospitality—and the various forms of inhospitality that Sámi peoples in particular experience. This event initiates a dialogue with artist Matti Aikio, the 2022–2023 Vera List Center Sámi Fellow. Aikio’s practice considers the ongoing conflict between the Sámi culture and the Nordic nation-states’ use of natural resources. By considering Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination, Matti Aikio expands on his research on settler-colonial attempts at claiming Indigenous identity in Finland. Situated in a North American context, the discussion invites a range of practitioners to exchange resonances and resistances. 

Moon in your Mouth

UKS, Keysers gate 1, 0165 Oslo
26 May – 25 June
I CONSENT—Summer School: 30 May – 2 June

Curated by Max Hannus and presenting the works of artists Thora Dolven Balke, Tarek Lakhrissi and Inari Sandell, Moon in your Mouth considers consent, intimacy and emotional labour in the realm of exhibition making. Thinking of consent as a methodological tool in artist-curator relationships, Hannus asks how to mediate different agencies in the presentation of artistic work. If we think of intimacy as seeing and being seen, what is required for the seeing to take place: how does one access intimacy? 

Parallel to the exhibition, UKS and Frame are organising I CONSENT—Summer School, in collaboration with Bedside Productions. Details of the programme and how to attend are to be announced.

About Rehearsing Hospitalities

Rehearsing Hospitalities, Frame’s public programme from 2019 to 2023, connects artists, curators and other practitioners in the field of contemporary art and beyond to mediate new practices and understandings with diverse hospitalities. The 2023 programme is part of the EU-funded project Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions.

More information

Jussi Koitela, Head of Programme
Tel. +358 50 471 7711

Images: [2] The Mobile Feminist Library: In Words, In Action, In Connection / Gair, Gweithred, Cysylltiad, Installation view at Mostyn gallery, 2021. Photo by Mark Blower. [3] Matti Aikio, Suorranaddame, Installation, HFT 2013, Hammerfest. Courtesy of the artist. [4] Inari Sandell, Burnout Blanket, 2021. Photo by the artist.