September 25, 2023


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Joasia Krysa to Curate 2023 Helsinki Biennial

Helsinki Biennial officers right now named Joasia Krysa as the curator of the event’s second iteration, to get position June 12–September 18, 2023. The British isles-based, Polish-born curator, who is intrigued in the juncture of contemporary artwork and know-how served as cocurator of Liverpool Biennial 2016. From 2012 to 2015, she was creative director of Kunsthal Aarhus in Denmark in the initially 12 months of her service there, she was section of the curatorial workforce for Documenta 13. At present, she is professor of exhibition analysis and head of art and structure at Liverpool John Moores College and holds an adjunct position at Liverpool Biennial. Krysa was a member of the advisory committee of Helsinki Biennial 2021

“We’re thrilled to welcome Joasia to the Helsinki Biennial team,” mentioned Helsinki Biennial director Maija Tanninen-Mattila, who is furthermore director of the Helsinki Art Museum. “Joasia’s collaborative product of curating and curiosity in technology and digital artwork respond to the pertinent challenges of our time. The Biennial is part of Helsinki’s formidable cultural vision we seem ahead to making on our determination to neighborhood co-developing whilst expanding the point of view of Helsinki Biennial globally by building connections involving regional and international communities.”

The inaugural Helsinki Biennial, originally prepared for 2020, was pushed again owing to the global Covid-19 disaster and opened previous tumble. Titled “The Exact same Sea” and presenting absolutely free admission, it was curated by Helsinki Artwork Museum’s Pirkko Siitari and Taru Tappola and was staged on the previous armed forces island of Vallisaari. The 2023 edition will return to the island and will occupy the wider metropolis as nicely. No concept has been announced.

“I am energized to join the Helsinki Biennial crew to create the next edition at what feels like an unparalleled place in time,” said Krysa in a statement. “The biennial’s specific place on and off the shore of the Gulf of Finland offers a one of a kind context for activating methods and conversations in response to contemporary concerns. Collaborating with others—collectives, analysis corporations and other entities—I glimpse ahead to studying from shared activities, contributing to developments in the city, and doing work towards qualitatively diverse futures.”

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