The Promise of Biennials – Frame Espresso at Turku Biennial June 11

NEWS | Published: 2.6.2015
 Mauro Vigando Untitled, 2011, wood, metal, pvc, enamel, electric cable, 304 x 605 x 25,4 cm. Image Jari Nieminen, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Mauro Vigando Untitled, 2011, wood, metal, pvc, enamel, electric cable, 304 x 605 x 25,4 cm. Image Jari Nieminen, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Frame Espresso: The Promise of Biennials

Frame Espresso is a series of conversations on topical issues and challenges impacting contemporary art today. The discussions are open to all those wishing to share ideas with Finnish contemporary art professionals and Frame’s international visitors.

Frame Espresso at Turku Biennial will focus on biennial exhibitions and their significance as international platforms with considerable local impact. The challenges of sustainability and potential of long-term continuation play an increasing role in the development of biennials, from new initiatives to older establishments.

The discussion draws together insights from two long-running Finnish biennials, Turku Biennial and Biennale Balticum in Rauma, by the curators Silja Lehtonen and Henna Paunu. Dénes Farkas and IC-98 bring artists’ perspectives into the conversation with insight from both Turku and Venice. The event is moderated by Taru Elfving, Frame's Head of Programme, who has curated this year's Finnish Pavilion with the artist duo IC-98 at the Venice Biennale.

Frame Espresso is open to all and no prior registration is needed. The language of the discussion is English.

Frame Espresso at Turku Biennial is organised by Frame Visual Art Finland in collaboration with Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum.