Museum of Impossible Forms: Polyphonic Entanglements – Discursive Programme

Museum of Impossible Forms: Polyphonic Entanglements – Discursive Programme




08:22 – 08:22


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With: Helsinki Biennial

16.6 klo 10:00 – 17.6 klo 19:00   — Kulttuurikeskus Stoa, Turunlinnantie 1

Curated by Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Artistic Director of Museum of Impossible Forms.

Helsinki Biennial Discursive programme Polyphonic Entanglements takes place on June 16-17 at Stoa Cultural Centre and September 1-2 at Caisa Cultural Centre. These locations move the Helsinki Biennial off-centre, engaging it with two heterogeneous sites of encounter in the city – Itäkeskus and Hakaniemi. The programme brings together lectures, screenings, performances, and  gatherings as an evolving assemblage that contextualizes and expands on the diverse practices and debates present in this biennial. It proposes a way of thinking-with and through island ecologies, Baltic contamination, radio-ecologies, desertification, practices of healing and collective resistance to pose questions not about what will come but rather focusing on ways to learn and reset paths-of-entry into spaces of plural transformations.

Museum of Impossible Forms MIF is a cultural centre located in Kontula, East Helsinki, and the coming together of communities of art and cultural workers invested in building anticolonial, antipatriarchal and non-fascist practices and futures. Over the past six years, MIF has unfolded as a heterogeneous platform to engage with experimental, marginal, and migrant forms of expression, and as a laboratory for experiences, critical thought, and radical imagination. MIF is a collaborative project that seeks to defy prejudices of otherness and structural asymmetries, working for dignity, diversity, equity, allyship and solidarity, and towards developing and strengthening a plurality of knowledges and practices in the arts.

As part of their curatorial collaboration for the Helsinki Biennale 2023, MIF will develop the Biennale’s discursive program Polyphonic Entanglements and the Summer School Agonistic Intelligence/s.


Stoa Cultural Centre, Turunlinnantie 1
June 16 & 17, from 10-18

With lectures, conversations, screenings, and sonic interventions by Nabil Ahmed (INTERPRT), Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Akwugo EmejuluHelen KaplinskySvitlana MatviyenkoOleksiy Radinsky (RED FOREST)Emilija Škarnulytė, Wu Tsang, among others.

Program will be updated in the coming days, stay tuned!

Fri 16 Jun 2023 – 17 Jun 2023 Closed today


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Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 00940 Helsinki