On March 13th, we are opening a new exhibition at Konsthall C. Performing the Fringe is a group show featuring works by international artists, curated by Jussi Koitela (FI) and Inga Lãce (LV). The exhibition is the first chapter of exhibitions series. Subsequent editions will take place in Pori Art Museum and CAC Vilnius.
Individual art works as well as the exhibition itself are the culmination of hikes in Sweden last year, but also excursions in Finland and Lithuania.
Consequently, the exhibition is an attempt to capture ‘hiking’ as curatorial and artistic process-oriented strategies. The discursive frame of the exhibition is based on anthropologist Anna Tsing’s theories of ‘pericapitalism’, focusing on potential futures growing out of the fringes of consumer society. The works on display at Konsthall C refers to concepts such as non-human narratives, alternative forms of production and gentrification of urban and rural areas.
Research hikes were organized in collaboration with Erik Annerborn, Managing director, Konsthall C, Anni Venäläinen, director, Pori Art Museum and Ūla Tornau, curator, CAC Vilnius. Further iterations of the project will be presented in collaboration with Pori Art Museum and CAC Vilnius.Exhibition design: Kaisa Sööt
Graphic design: Nerijus Rimkus