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Save the date: Rehearsing Hospitalities Autumn 2022 programme

Frame’s public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities returns this autumn with discursive and performative events, and a publication, focusing on redistribution of power and wealth.

Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities
5–8 October, 2022
Helsinki, Finland and online

Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities is a four-day annual gathering in October in Helsinki, Finland connecting artists, curators and other practitioners within the field of contemporary art. This year’s programme focuses on different approaches to redistribution of power, wealth, and resources within the art field and society at large.

The programme will be happening on 5–8 October in Helsinki, with onsite events and online livestreams. The Gathering includes installations, discursive and performative events, workshops and a new publication in the Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion publication series.

Co-curators of the Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities autumn 2022 programme include artist, curator and storyteller Farbod Fakharzadeh, LAPS – Live Art and Performance Studies at the Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki, artist Iida Nissinen and art educator Kaura Raudaskoski, and Steve Maher, producer of Pixelache (2019–2021) together with Mary Conlon, Artistic Director of Ormston House in Ireland. 

The programme is hosted by LAPS – Live Art and Performance Studies at the Theatre Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki. 

In 2022, Frame’s public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities highlights institutional, curatorial and artistic practices that go beyond offers of hospitality, and transgress unbalanced forms of power distribution, such as those instilled in host and guest dynamics. Rather than simply working through “inclusion” and “invitation”—which often privileges the host—we imagine what the decentralization and redistribution of institutions, and the power they hold, might do to support a more equal and just arts ecology, and world. How might redistributing power and wealth remove some of the access barriers which block marginalized communities from participating in and (re)forming the fields of arts and culture?

Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion 4 publication invites contributions to help us think through various practices and approaches concerning the redistribution of power, wealth, and/or resources. It holds thoughts, insights, tools, provocations and responses on forms and futures of redistribution. It is co-published with Archive Books.

In addition to the public programme Frame will be arranging studio visits, one-on-one meetings, online research visits and networking opportunities for contemporary art curators. If you are interested in visiting Helsinki for curatorial research during the event or to meet with artists online, please contact Head of Programme Jussi Koitela (jussi.koitela@frame-finland.fi) latest on 17 July. 

Full programme released in August

A full programme and the full list of contributors for the Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities will be released in August. Event attendance is free and open for everyone but some events will require booking. Registration will open with the release of the programme.

Browse materials from previous editions of Rehearsing Hospitalities >>

More information

Jussi Koitela, Head of Programme
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
tel. 050 471 7711