The fifth Uniarts Research Pavilion involves a residency programme for artists and artist-researchers during the spring 2023 and culminates in a series of public events. The tagline for the fifth Research Pavilion is “Puzzled Together”, framed by the current global challenges: the ecological sustainability crisis, post-pandemic reconstruction and geopolitical tensions. Founded in 2015, Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion is an international and cross-institutional platform for processes, discussions, and collaborations in the field of artistic research.
Exhibition in Gallery Augusta
HIAP, Suomenlinna, June 5–21, 2023. With artists from the Research Pavilion residency programme, curated by Taru Elfving.
Artists: Sara Bédard-Goulet, Damien Beyrouthy, Elena Bisena, Sara Blosseville, Toni Brell, Nicky Coutts, Camila Florez-Fernández, Adam Kaasa, Anastasia Khodyreva, Neill Lin, Elena Mazzi, Vincent Roumagnac, Hannah Rowan, Dzianach Agata Ruchlevicz, Barbara Sanchez Barroso, Noora Sandgren, Tim Shaw, Jaceks Smolicki, Angeliki Tzortzakaki, Jessica Wiesner.
Opening times: 12–7pm Monday–Friday, 12–6pm Saturday, closed on Sundays (except Sunday June 11). Free entrance.
Live event week at Helsinki Music Centre Black Box
June 12–16, 2023. Events starting at 7pm, free entrance.
Monday June 12: “Spaces in-between”, by Mammu Rankanen and working group, contemporary dance / Tuesday June 13: “Artistic research in the freelance field”, panel discussion with: Jenni-Elina von Bagh, Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Taru Elfving, Leena Kela, Tuuli Lindeberg / Wednesday June 14: Dana Hall, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, US, keynote lecture-performance / Thursday June 15: To be announced, keynote lecture-performance / Friday June 16: Nyokabi Kariũki & Defunensemble, contemporary music concert.
Exhibition at Kuva/Tila Gallery
June 12–July 2, 2023, in the Mylly building of the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki.
Group exhibition As You May Sense—Environment, Data, Contamination. The exhibition features artists studying at the University of Arts who responded to the brief given as part of the course Environment, Data, and Contamination which was run by Samir Bhowmik and Jussi Parikka. As part of Helsinki Biennial 2023 we were tasked to develop an artistic research studio that addresses relevant methods for the affective and sensed datascapes of the city and the broader region, including the Finnish Gulf.
Artists: Frank Brümmel, Bruno Caldas, Saara Hannula, Leena Kela, Lauri Lähteenmäki, Orla Mc Hardy, Heini Nieminen, Antti Nyyssölä, Ville Raasakka, Johanna Sulalampi, Qiong Zhang.
Opening reception Monday June 12 at 4pm—all welcome!
Discursive programme at Nordic Culture Point Suomenlinna
June 5–11 2023, free entrance.
Monday June 5: “Nordic-Baltic research-creation network meeting”, with focus on geopolitics and art / Tuesday June 6: “Artistic research pedagogy”, with Alex Arteaga and working group / Wednesday June 7: “Taide tekstiin—taide tekstinä—artistic research as writing”, with Leena Rouhiainen, Kirsi Heimonen and working group / Thursday June 8: “Everything I always wanted to know about artistic research”, with Mika Elo and Samir Bhowmik / Friday June 9: “Mobile electronics—outdoor electronic music”, workshop / Sunday June 11: “Spaces in-between”, by Mammu Rankanen and working group, contemporary dance. 1pm, free entrance.
Saari Residence open house day
Saari Residence, Mynämäki May 27. With works from Research Pavilion artist-researchers in residence.
The Uniarts Research Pavilion 2023 opening will be held on June 5, 5pm onwards at HIAP / Nordic Culture Point, Suomenlinna. The Research Pavilion finissage will be held on June 21, 2023. Research Pavilion 2023 event calendar here.
Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion 2023 working group
Otso Lähdeoja, Mika Elo, Leena Rouhiainen: co-directors / Taru Elfving: Augusta gallery exhibition curator / Salli Berghäll: producer / Michaela Bränn: coordinator / Heta Muurinen: communication / Lora Milutinovic: gallery attendance & public relations development / Marja-Leena Pétas-Arjava: external relations.
Research Pavilion 2023 partners: Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP), Saari Residence. Research Pavilion 2023 has been made possible with the generous funding from Niilo Helanderin säätiö.