REHEARSING HOSPITALITIES – COMPANION 1
170 x 240mm, 140 pages, full colour printing, perfect bound, 2019
Edited by Yvonne Billimore and Jussi Koitela.
Contributions by Clelia Coussonnet, Rick Dolphijn, Pia Lindman, Rachael Rakes, Vidha Saumya, Sumugan Sivanesan & Irina Mutt, Asematila, Yvonne Billimore, Jussi Koitela.
A series of essays and visual contributions critically reflecting on the current structures of knowledge within the art world.
Upon what kind of power structures of knowledge and knowing are contemporary art and artistic institutions dependent? Do practitioners in the art field reproduce oppressive Western epistemic paradigms through artistic practices and institutional structures, and if so, is there space for emancipatory ways of knowing? What are the ways that intersectional subjectivities open up new epistemic processes within the artistic field? These are among the questions and considerations that provide a critical lens for the 2019 “Rehearsing Hospitalities” programme by Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Helsinki.
The publication is comprised of contributions from artists, curators, thinkers and collaborating partners, participating in the 2019 “Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities”. With essays, drawings, reading lists, invitations, exercises, dialogues by Clelia Coussonnet, Rick Dolphijn, Pia Lindman, Rachael Rakes, Vidha Saumya, Sumugan Sivanesan and Irina Mutt, artist-led collective Asematila, culture centre Museum of Impossible Forms and Frame's programming team Yvonne Billimore and Jussi Koitela.
Published on the occasion of “Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities”, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Helsinki, from September 9-14, 2019.