University of the Arts Helsinki organises a Research Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. The dynamic between artistic research and contemporary art will be explored through the theme of experimentality.
While the exhibition Experimentality showcases contemporary art, the research events will ask: How does experimentality manifest itself in contemporary art? Has the discourse on artistic research and its methodologies redefined our ideas of experiments and experimentality? Does artistic research facilitate the emergence of new ways to discover connections between science, aesthetics and politics?
The commissioner of the Research Pavilion is Professor Anita Seppä, PhD, and it is curated by artist Jan Kaila, DFA, and Professor Henk Slager, PhD. The project is coordinated by Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Arts Helsinki.
University of the Arts Helsinki – pioneering artistic research
In collaboratorion with:
EARN (European Artistic Research Network), Valand Academy (University of Gothenburg), GradCAM (Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin), MaHKU Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) and Frame Visual Art Finland.
The exhibition Experimentality in the Research Pavilion features artists from Finland and elsewhere in Europe.
The artists are Tiong Ang & Alejandro Ramirez, Magnus Bärtås, Dirk Hoyer, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Simo Kellokumpu, Matts Leiderstam, Antti Nykyri, Maija Närhinen, Tuula Närhinen, Janis Rafa, Heli Rekula and Hito Steyerl.
Images of the exhibition's works below.
Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo
Giudecca, 621 Venice
(Vaporetto stop Palanca)
7 May – 28 June 2015
Open Tue-Sun 12.00–17.00 (closed on Mondays unless otherwise informed)
Opening party 6 May 2015 from 18.00–20.00
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