17.12.21 — 04.12.22
Welcome to The Institute of Coexistence.
This year’s exhibition series transforms WAMx to a temporary institute of artistic research into ways of coexistence. The institute is divided into two rooms: The Lab, where through 2022 you will be able to experience four artists unfold their perspectives on coexistense and interaction between humans and other species. And The Report, where the artists in each of their display cases leave behind a small presentation reflecting on the artistic research they have conducted while inhabiting the institute.
Physical and theoretical framework for the institute was created by artist Gry Worre Hallberg, founder and artistic director of the performance movement Sisters Hope. The framework stays the same throughout the year as each artist examines it from their own viewpoint.
On the wall to your left, you can read the manifesto Sensuous Society, written by Hallberg and forming the foundation for the theme of the institute.
Four inhabiting artistic researchers have been chosen through an open call – These are Rob Hesp, Tiio Suorsa, Kim Laybourn and Georg Jagunov.
WAMx 2022 programme is curated by Mikkel Elming and artists in call selected together with Gry Worre Hallberg and produced by WAM, Turku City Art Museum.
Download the publication here.