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Talks | Feb 26 2024 1:00pm

Meet Over Lunch: Places, Spaces and Collective memories by Anna Jensen and Eliisa Suvanto

"Visitors" (2022) opening event in an old abandoned villa, part of the Pori Biennale 2022 spreading into multiple locations from 90’s suburban architecture to the protected nature areas of Eastern Helsinki. Photo credit: Erno-Erik Raitanen

Monday February 26, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00pm

Location: Residency Unlimited
360 Court Street (main green church doors), Brooklyn NY 11231 (map)

Helsinki-based curators Anna Jensen and Eliisa Suvanto talk about their site-specific and research-oriented curatorial practice. In addition to mainly working in urban and public spaces, their work as curators have focused on natural environments and the potential of protected areas in contexts of art and tourism. They will introduce their award-winning collective Porin kulttuurisäätö and a decade long series of exhibitions and projects, including a site specific nomadic biennale.

 

About

Anna Jensen and Eliisa Suvanto are pioneers of collective, site-specific and non-institutional contemporary art in Finland. Together, the curatorial duo have carried out more than 20 public space projects that have addressed issues of resources, social structures, accessibility and exhibiting practices. Suvanto and Jensen are founding and active members of Porin kulttuurisäätö collective. The collective combines artistic, research, production and curatorial work, and in addition to exhibitions, it produces public talks, consultancy, studio visits and political advocacy work.

 

This program benefits from the support of the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York (FCINY).