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Frame Contemporary Art Finland presents Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023

Spring Program 2023

The public program Rehearsing Hospitalities at Frame Contemporary Art Finland concludes this spring with a series of partnerships in London, New York, and Oslo.

Fostering new and existing collaborations has been crucial throughout Rehearsing Hospitalities in how we explore varied hospitality methods with others. The final edition co-hosts a series of exhibitions, fellowships, and public programs, building on partnerships established over the previous four years. 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.

Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities
The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London
January 25–March 18, 2023
Preview: Tuesday, January 24, 6:30–8:30pm
Opening events: January 25–26

The exhibition and public event Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities brings 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). It celebrates knowledge generation and transmission through experimental and artist-led publication, with a focus on overlapping feminist and decolonial viewpoints. The project, co-curated by Yvonne Billimore, Lily Hall, and Jussi Koitela, combines a variety of publishing, archiving, and distribution strategies, which are brought into dialogue both at The Showroom and online.

Conflicting Relations
The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 64 Fifth Avenue, New York, and online
March 11, 2023, 11am–4pm

Conflicting Relations presents Indigenous perspectives on hospitality—particularly the varied forms of inhospitality experienced by Sámi peoples. This event kicks off a conversation with artist Matti Aikio, the 2022-2023 Vera List Center Sámi Fellow. Aikio’s approach explores the ongoing struggle between Sámi culture and the usage of natural resources by Nordic nation-states. Matti Aikio focuses on his research on settler-colonial attempts to claim Indigenous identity in Finland by discussing Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination. Taking place in North America, the debate allows a diverse spectrum of practitioners to exchange resonances and resistances. .

Moon in your Mouth
UKS, Keysers gate 1, 0165 Oslo
May 26–June 25, 2023
I CONSENT—Summer School: May 30–June 2

Moon in your Mouth, curated by Max Hannus and featuring the works of artists Thora Dolven Balke, Tarek Lakhrissi, and Inari Sandell, addresses permission, intimacy, and emotional labor in the world of exhibition building. Hannus wonders how to mediate diverse agencies in the display of artistic work by considering permission as a methodological tool in artist-curator partnerships. If we consider intimacy to be seeing and being seen, what is required for the seeing to occur: how does one gain access to intimacy?

In conjunction with the show, UKS and Frame present I CONSENT—Summer School in association with Bedside Productions. The program and how to attend will be revealed later.

About Rehearsing Hospitalities and Frame
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.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. Frame supports international initiatives, facilitates professional partnerships, and encourages critical development of the field. Frame commissions Finland’s participation in the Venice Biennale.