Save the date: Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities in Helsinki

9–15 September, 2019

Frame is delighted to announce the next event in our 2019-2023 public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities.

Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities is a six-day gathering in September 2019. It invites artists, curators, researchers and other critical minds to rehearse and debate hospitality towards diverse ways of knowing and challenging of dominant knowledges.

The week is composed of a series of talks, performative dialogues, interventions and screenings. It is  developed in collaboration with a number of partners, for example: Asematila collective, culture centre Museum of Impossible Forms, AV-arkki – The Centre for Finnish Media Art, Finnish Cultural Institute New York, Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) and the Theatre Academy University of Arts Helsinki.

This programme is scheduled to run in parallel with Today Is Our Tomorrow art festival, taking place during the same week, organised by Helsinki based curatorial agency PUBLICS in collaboration with local and international partners.

Contributors in the Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities programme include e.g. artists Camille Auer, Pia Lindman, Sepideh Rahaa, and Vidha Saumya and curators Clelia Coussonnet, Tereza Jindrová, Rachael Rakes and Eileen Isagon Skyers.

The programme works towards addressing art and institutional potential to facilitate and mediate diverse epistemic hospitalities. It asks what kind of power structures of knowledge and knowing are contemporary art and artistic institutions dependent upon? Can diverse and hybrid ways of being situated between social classes, genders, races and cultural traditions open up a new epistemic process within the artistic field?


Interested to know more?

A full programme and the rest of contributors will be released at the start of August. Event attendance will be free but some events will require booking, registration will be opened with the release of the programme. Stay tuned.


Extending the invitation

The event brings together local and international arts audiences for a week of interactions and dialogues. In addition to the public programme Frame will be arranging studio visits, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities for curators.

If you are a curator travelling from outside Finland and would like Frame to help with connections and setting up meetings, please contact Frame’s Project Manager Maikki Lavikkala (maikki.lavikkala@frame-finland.fi) in advance, latest in the end of July 2019.


Rehearsing Hospitalities 2019-2023

Rehearsing Hospitalities, Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s public programme for 2019-2023, connects artists, curators and other practitioners in the field of contemporary art and beyond to build up and mediate new practices, understandings and engagements with diverse hospitalities. It fosters critical discourse, pluralistic sharing and collaboration between diverse (artistic) practitioners in contemporary societies.

Rehearsing Hospitalities takes the form of yearly autumn gatherings, public dialogues, a series of publications and peer-to-peer learning situations. This far-reaching collaborative process fosters the emergence of new practices and paradigms of political and cultural hospitality.

The first event in Frame’s Rehearsing Hospitalities programme, Epistemic Hospitality, took place in March as a day-long discursive event. It brought together 13 practitioners in a series of public talks and in-conversations to ponder how artistic, curatorial and institutional practices can foster and host versatile knowledges and ways of knowing. Frame’s September programme Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities directly draws and builds from the discourses expanded during the Epistemic Hospitality event.

Read the transcript of the Epistemic Hospitality event

More on Rehearsing Hospitalities


Image: Epistemic Hospitality at SOLU Art Space on 13 March 2019. Credit: Ida Enegren.