28 Nov 2018
Meet the Curator: Asep Topan and Cory Scozzari
HICP – Helsinki International Curatorial Programme welcomes curators Asep Topan and Cory Scozzari to Helsinki in November 2018. HIAP’s partner Frame Contemporary Art Finland organises two events where Topan and Scozzari discuss and present their work. Both events are free and open to all.
Frame Espresso: Collectivity Beyond Global North. With Renée Mboya, Asep Topan and Christopher Wessels
Tuesday 6 November 2018, 10 am–12 noon
Sinne (Iso-Roobertinkatu 16, Helsinki)
Collectivity Beyond Global North will open with presentations by Renée Mboya and Asep Topan on collective artistic organizations and practices in Nairobi and Jakarta. Writer, curator and filmmaker Renée Mboya will speak about the evolution of Weaving Kenya, a feminist collective formed in 2012 as a staging ground for women’s collaborative and cooperative creativity. Curator Asep Topan, who is currently on a HICP residency in Helsinki, will briefly present historical aspects of collectivity in an Indonesian art context, from the independence struggle to the post-dictatorship period.
These presentations will be followed by a commentary by cinematographer, cultural worker and artist Christopher Wessels, who will reflect on the Museum of Impossible Forms and current practice of the Miracle Workers Collective.
Read more about the event on Frame’s website.
An evening with HICP resident Cory Scozzari
Tuesday 13 November 2018, 6–8 pm
Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s office (Ratakatu 1 b A 9, Helsinki)
This evening event presents the curatorial practice of current HICP resident Cory Scozzari, who is both a curator and artist. He is the founding director of Cordova, a curatorial project initiated in 2016 in Vienna. He is currently located in Barcelona and in residence at Fundacio Antoni Tapies. He now works as a curator, and from 2015–2017 worked as assistant curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21).
He was a founding member and co-director of Jupiter Woods, London/Vienna from 2014–2016. He received his BFA in photography from SCAD in 2010 and his MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths in 2015. His recent exhibitions include HAPPINESS: with Jaakko Pallasvuo, Anni Puolakka, Tarwuk and Viktor Timofeev at Art-O-Rama in Marseille and Hopes and dreams for the future with Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho in collaboration with Harry Burke at Cordova in Barcelona.