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Research Pavilion

11 May - 15 October 2017

Three art exhibitions and over
forty multidisciplinary events

Art, music, performing arts, curating
Over 100 artist-researchers from
European art universities

Commissioner: Anita Seppä

Hosted and organized by Uniarts Helsinki and partner institutions

Venue: Sala del Camino
Campo S. Cosmo, Giudecca, 621 Venice
Vaporetto stop: Palanca
Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission free

Research Pavilion - Utopia of Access

On May 10th, 2017, Uniarts Helsinki opened a Research Pavilion in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale. During a span of five months, the Pavilion will host three contemporary art exhibitions and over forty multidisciplinary events. Under the theme Utopia of Access, the Pavilion calls for a variety of interpretations on urgent topics of debate using experimental methods. Over a hundred artist-researchers from European art universities will introduce their own contribution to the Pavilion in the field of contemporary art, music, performing arts, and curating.

Vaporetto stop Palanca, Giudecca

“The purpose of the Research Pavilion is to increase the dialogue between contemporary art and research and to bring about new kinds of multidisciplinary exhibition practices. During the summer of 2017, the Pavilion will present a remarkably skilled and diverse community of European experts in contemporary art, which will bring an outstanding addition to the programme of the Venice Biennale”, says Professor Anita Seppä, the Research Pavilion’s commissioner.

The Research Pavilion is a follow-up to the pilot project that took place in Venice in 2015, and thanks to the enthusiastic reactions from the international art and research field, the university was encouraged to develop the concept further. Uniarts Helsinki has invited Konstex and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) as its main partners for the Research Pavilion. The networks represent a large number of Norwegian and Swedish art institutions of higher education. In addition, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts will also produce one exhibition each for the Research Pavilion.

The programme of the Research Pavilion consists of three 6-week contemporary art exhibitions and 46 multidisciplinary art events activities called Camino Events.

You Gotta Say Yes to Another Access
11 May - 2 July 2017

Curators: Jan Kaila and Henk Slager

The inaugural event at the Research Pavilion in May is an exhibition which shows a diverse cross-section of how Nordic artist-researchers from higher art institutions view topical themes such as the openness of art, geopolitics, capitalisation of knowledge and new visual techniques.

Artists: Andrea Coyotzi Borja & Sinem Kayacan, Andre Alves, Behzad Khosravi-Noori & Rene Leon-Rosales, Bull.Miletic, Eva Weinmayr, Mireia Saladrigues, Niran Baibulat, Stacey Sacks, Tao G.V. Sambolec and Vincent Roumagnac.

Exhibition producer: Uniarts Helsinki

Several Camino Events take place during the exhibition, including the Nordic symposium Encounters, Discussions, Experimentations: Art, Research and Artistic Research in Music organised by the Sibelius Academy from 16 to 17 June and the choreography-centred event Embodied Practice and Artistic Research, coordinated by the Theatre Academy and running from 29 June to 1 July.

Florian Dombois: Galleria del Vento
8 July - 13 August 2017

In July - August, the Research Pavilion will host an exhibition by Florian Dombois, who will build a wind tunnel during the exhibition’s run. He will bring along the machine from his transdisciplinary research laboratory at the Zurich University of the Arts and will collect all other material by going out daily into the lagoons of Venice on a boat with golden sails. The artist will be present and furthermore discussions and workshops will be held every Saturday in a Palaver-setup as part of the show.

Exhibition producer: Research Focus in Transdisciplinarity at Department of Cultural Analysis, Zurich University of the Arts

Hauntopia/what if
8 September - 15 October 2017

Curators: Anette Baldauf and Renate Lorenz

The final exhibition at the Research Pavilion is produced by the PhD-in-Practice programme of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In the exhibition the participating artists bring unresolved forms of social violence of the past back to the present, and invite these ghosts to leave their trace in the here and now, and to envision potentially more ethical futures.

Artists: 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, Annette Krauss, Sandra Monterroso, Rafal Morusiewicz, Lisa Nyberg, Reading Group, Naomi Rincon-Gallardo, Masha Seligerus, Keiko Uenishi

Exhibition producer: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Camino Events

Screenings, concerts, seminars, artis talks, performances and interventions from over 100 artists and artistic-researchers from art universities of Northern Europe.

Admission is free

More information and calendar:
Camino Events

Created and hosted by:
University of the Arts Helsinki
realized together with: Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Swedish Art Universities’ Konstex network, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Zurich University of the Arts
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