Frame Visual Art Finland received 96 proposals for the exhibition to be staged in the Pavilion of Finland at the forthcoming Venice Biennale in 2017.
In its Open Call Frame sought project proposals that examine independence as something formed through complex processes of dependence. Applicants were also requested to consider how the logic of exclusion, forgetting and silencing is recognised as foundational in the construction of national identity.
“The curators and artists who submitted proposals had developed interesting concepts from a wide variety of perspectives and in a diverse range of artistic media. The proposals were conceptually diverse and of a high level of quality,” says Raija Koli, Director of Frame.
The proposals are being processed by an international jury chaired by Raija Koli, Director of Frame. Her fellow jury members are Taru Elfving, Head of Programme at Frame, Curator Katerina Gregos, Professor Sarat Maharaj, Leevi Haapala, Director of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator Maaretta Jaukkuri and artist Patrik Söderlund.