The CrossSections project is an interdisciplinary platform, contemplating on artistic research, dialogues, and production. The project reflects on “process” in the form of an open format with the aim to articulate critical reactions to the political, economic, and social disturbances facing us today. The project emerged from the need to challenge the ‘status quo’ across the political spectrum and support effective and critical forms of discursive and artistic productions to emerge.

The CrossSections project aims to create a collective interdisciplinary research platform and network; to propose a curatorial model that prioritizes and presents the “process” of the artistic research along with the production; and to share and articulate diverse critical reactions and collective strategies in the context of art.

In the course of three years (2017-2019), with the participation of 19 artists, some scholars and cultural workers, various meetings, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and talks will be held in three cities: Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm.

The CrossSections project is curated by Basak Senova.


Artists involved in the project are Barbara Holub (AT), Ebru Kurbak (TR), Marcus Neustetter (ZA), Ricarda Denzer (AT), Behzad K. Noori (IR/SE), Heba Y. Amin (EG/DE), Nikolaus Gansterer (AT), Tamsin Snow (IE/UK), Benji Boyadgian (FI/PS), Inma Herrera (ES/FI), Nisrine Boukrari (SY/SE), Timo Tuhkanen (FI), Bronwyn Lace (ZA), Isa Rosenberger (AT), Otto Karvonen (FI), Yane Calovski (MK), Egle Oddo (IT/FI), Lina Selander (SE) and Ramesch Daha (AT).


The partners of CrossSections are Kunsthalle Exnergasse – WUK (Werkstätten und Kulturhaus) in Vienna; iaspis – the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists and Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and NFK – The Nordic Art Association in Stockholm; Nya Småland in different locations in Sweden; HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Academy of Fine Arts – University of the Arts Helsinki in Helsinki; Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia – Kaasaegse Kunsti Eesti Keskus in Estonia; and Press to Exit Project Space in Skopje.