Current: Bodies, Borders, Crossings
Bodies, Borders, Crossings (2011–) is an exhibition of contemporary Finnish photography and video art. It started its tour in 2011 from Governors Island, New York. The exhibition is co-organized by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish-Norwegian Institute. The curators are researcher Leena-Maija Rossi and photographer Kari Soinio.
Bodies, Borders, Crossings explores corporeality and control, borders and border crossings conceptualized in artworks by 11 artists in diverse ways on multiple levels. The artists are: Jaakko Heikkilä, Ulla Jokisalo, Raakel Kuukka, Riikka Kuoppala, Elena Näsänen, Marja Pirilä, Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts, Hannele Rantala, Catarina Ryöppy, and Minna Suoniemi.
The exhibition will tour in the United States, Norway and Finland. All participating artists either are or have been based in Finland. One of the aims of the curators has been to find both cultural interfaces and eye-opening cultural differences in terms of thinking about borders and thinking through the body. Furthermore, the exhibition aims to contribute to the contemporary debate concerning the disappearance of some borders and the simultaneous enforcement and policing of others.