Research Pavilion Venice Biennale

Written by lisanyberg

Coming up: this summer me and my collegues from the Phd-in-Practice program will present an exhibition at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Research Pavilion is hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and consists of three exhibitions and a series of talks, seminars and workshops.

HAUTOPIA/WHAT IF
September 8th – October 15th
Curated by Annette Baldauf and Renate Lorenz

The exhibition sets a stage to welcome the appearance of specters: events, signs, images, practices and objects that point towards a violent past and sketch a possible future. In the context of arts-based research the show introduces conjuring specters as a proper method. Hauntopia’s prospects for unsettling the here and now is tested out.
Building on a glossary of hauntopia the exhibited works are looking for traces, negations even, of things, stories and future visions, while in many instances making use of formats that employ ephemeral, opaque or sci-fi elements.

Aline Benecke, Katalin Erdodi, Zsuzsi Flohr, Sílvia das Fadas, Till Gathmann, Moira Hille, Zosia Holubowska, Hristina Ivanoska, Janine Jembere, Ruth Jenrbekova, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Mihret Kebede, Sandra Monterroso, Rafal Morusiewicz, Lisa Nyberg, Read-In, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Masha Godovannaya, Keiko Uenishi