Initiatives for Individuality gives a content and concept driven introduction to the Finnish contemporary art scene. The selection of galleries and art spaces showcases a variety of actors from the independent to the commercial, from the agency to the collaborator. With this focus, the project presents how the multifaceted scene facilitates for and develops contemporary art, its processes and productions.
The participating artists are internationally exhibiting, conceptually individual and methodologically distinct. All their practices have a dialogic relation to a site of operation. With the variety of mediums the project takes into account the countless, cutting-edge installation possibilities at UNTITLED.
ARTag: Emma Helle, Teemu Korpela, Hans Rosenström
Komplot: Sonia Dermience, Benjamin Jaubert, Park Myers and Jakup Auce, Laurie Charles, Damon Zucconi
SIC: Olli Keränen, Maija Luutonen
Sinne: Anastasia Ax
in collaboration with Carl Palm and Rincon Projects.
Aura Seikkula is a curator and researcher based in Stockholm, where she is curator for the Artipelag Konsthall. Her extensive international practice, currently based in Europe and West Africa, comprises of process, production and theory. Using epistemological analysis as her tool, Seikkula’s current PhD research in philosophy discusses the social and cultural sustainability of artistic practices from a process perspective.
Vernissage: Monday, December 1, 6pm – 9pm (by invitation only)
VIP Preview: Tuesday, December 2, 3pm – 7pm (VIP card holders only)
Open to the Public:
December 3 Wednesday – 3pm – 7pm
December 4 Thursday – 11am – 7pm
December 5 Friday – 11am – 7pm
December 6 Saturday – 11am – 7pm
December 7 Sunday – 11am – 4pm
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Finland, New York and Frame Visual Art Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland support the exhibition.