News from the Finnish Painters project
Tuesday, 28th of March, the Finnish Painters project had the pleasure of organising the first curatorial meeting related to collaborating with the Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s Visitor Program. The meeting took place at the Finnish Painters’ Union’s tm•gallery. Our visitor was Kasia Redzisz, artistic director of the Brussels-based KANAL-Centre Pompidou. Redzisz’s curatorial practice reflects her commitment to equality, experimentation, and establishing transnational dialogues between artistic practices. In addition to her curatorial work, she contributes to different publications, such as art magazines Frieze, Mousse and Tate Etc. In addition to Frame and the Finnish Painters project, the Benelux Institute of Finland was also involved in the arrangements for Kasia’s visit.
The Finnish Painters project started cooperation with Frame’s Visitor Program in 2022. Frame and the Finnish Painters project invite international curators to Finland. The curators meet artists they choose from proposals made by Frame and Finnish Painters relating to the guest’s current research interests.
The Finnish Painters project promotes the international visibility and networking of Finnish painters and transparency of access to international activities. The project aims at a space where Finnish contemporary art and painting are internationally recognized and in demand. The project publishes the Finnishpainters website, develops support services aimed at members of the Finnish Painters’ Union, and creates contacts with both Finnish and foreign actors in the visual arts field.
Frame supports international networking within the Finnish contemporary art field by inviting art professionals to visit Finland offline and online. An individual program is tailored for each guest according to their interests. The purpose of the visits is to benefit the art field and its actors as widely as possible. Guests meet artists, curators, and art organisations. The program serves as a platform for international connections and enables new collaborative projects.
More information: The Finnish Painters’ Union, Project Designer Saija Koponen