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Kanssaelo / Being(s)-with

19.05–15.09.2019: 1st Fiskars Biennale, Fiskars, FI

The exhibition title Beings with draws our attention from human-centered thinking to how everything is connected through various intertwining, co-dependent materials, beings and technologies. However, these relations are not purely harmonious. The challenge of being with others is the core of the exhibition. Its twenty selected artists provide an extensive study of how non-human factors and powers shape our lives.

Fiskars Village and its surroundings, architecture, history and social structures all have an impact on the exhibition experience. The works of art are brought to the Old Threshing House and the Old Granary as well as outside, along the river that passes through the village. In addition to solid, stationary works, the exhibition will feature engaging sessions/encounters/meetings. Throughout the Biennale, we can enjoy various parallel programme, for example tea ceremonies, ecosomatic exercises and an incense workshop.

With: Elina Minn, Dambi Kim, Candice Lin, Jaana Laakkonen, Tove Storch, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Laura Põld, Leah Beeferman, Lene Baadsvig Ørmen, Louise Waite, Marjolijn Dijkman, nabbteeri, Tuomas Aleksander Laitinen, Raimo Saarinen, Aki Sasamoto, Alma Heikkilä, Johannes Heldén.

Curated by Jenni Nurmenniemi.

More information: Fiskars Biennale