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Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014. Ecological Fallacy + Objects on Oil

Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014
Ecological Fallacy + Objects on Oil
27 March–14 May 2014
Helsinki, Finland

www.hpb.fi

Helsinki Photography Biennial is a series of events on photo/lens-based contemporary art that opens March 27 in Helsinki. The biennial features contemporary art from Finland and beyond, and is organized every two years in the spring. HPB14 is produced by Union of Artist Photographers / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte in collaboration with The Finnish Museum of Photography.

In 2014, the biennial aims to examine causal relations regarding ecological issues.

The curatorial framework of HPB14 has been developed by Istanbul-based curator and designer Basak Senova, Finnish Mustarinda Association, and Branko Franceschi (Zagreb).

The publication for HPB14 doubles as a special issue of Mustarinda magazine and develops the theme of the biennial. These topics are also discussed in the HPB14 Seminar organized on 29 March.

Ecological Fallacy

The title of the biennial, Ecological Fallacy, refers to the term ecological fallacy in statistics. It is a logical error or a mistaken assumption in the interpretation of statistical data. Derived from this analogy, the biennial questions analogous errors and assumptions, which are deliberately and systematically made by the ruling powers that violate the ecological balance of the world. In this context, Basak Senova’s curatorial framework addresses fallacies of ecological knowledge and fosters collaborative connections between ecological data and photography-based archives. The biennial seeks correlated artistic approaches and perspectives as a way of producing and processing evident critical, social and cultural discourses on these fallacies. It serves as the suture that draws the accumulated data about fallacies on ecology into visual evidences and lens-based realities.

The Ecological Fallacy exhibition features 19 projects from artists around the globe.

The Ecological Fallacy exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography includes works from the following artists: Ali Cherri (Beirut/Paris), Daniel García Andújar (Barcelona), Hana Miletic (Zagreb/Brussels), Jawad Al Malhi (East Jerusalem), Jesper Just (New York), Mary McIntyre (Belfast), Olof Jarlbro (Helsingborg/Sofia), Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi), Serkan Taycan (Istanbul/Helsinki), Société Réaliste (Paris), and Willie Doherty (Donegal/Derry).

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2nd edition of Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Universitas (magistrorum et scholarium) Stećci – Gymnazium

2nd edition of Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina
April 26–September 26, 2013
www.bijenale.ba

Opening: April 26th, 2013, 11am – 4pm
Tito’s Nuclear Bunker, Konjic
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The partner countries are the Republics of Turkey and Croatia, in this respect, the curators are Basak Senova and Branko Franceschi, who have their paired curatorial statements under the titles Time Cube and The Castle and selected 35 international projects.

Regardless of constructed histories and collective memories, remembering means jumping from one sequence to another. Each reading guides towards a new reality and each reality illuminates a new path to discover curves, waves, missing details, obscured secrets, and disguised opinions. By navigating through sequences of time, Time Cube aims at dwelling in past and future memories by (i) reconstructing narratives; (ii) experiencing diverse realities simultaneously; (iii) connecting the temporal with the spatial; and (iv) processing the evidences of fiction and fact together. Following the same line of thought, The Castle focuses on the unnerving sensation of paranoia, doom and egotism emanating from the inversion of the ancient concept of fortress to the underground haven for the political and military elite of the Cold War era and its contemporary transition into the tourist attraction. The central object of the Biennial is “Facility D-0, Tito’s Atomic War Command” located in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Now, this very object still stands as a unique fiction, which is also a pastiche of industrial aesthetics and facts with working engines and ventilators as the backdrop of a historical fact. The bunker simply freezes time and is totally isolated from the outer world. At the same time, the bunker unfolds all the possible tensions, disappointments, dreams, hopes, and miseries of the entire geography.

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Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2nd edition of Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 26–September 26 2013
Tito’s Nuclear Bunker, Konjic
www.bijenale.ba

 

The Biennial Directorate of Project D-0 ARK Underground announced 26–27 April 2013 as the opening dates for the 2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The biennial will take place April 26 through September 26, 2013. Partner countries for the 2nd Project Biennial are the Republics of Turkey and Croatia. The curators of this edition, Basak Senova and Branko Franceschi, also announced their paired curatorial statements under the titles Time Cube and The Castle, along with the list of the artists invited to participate in the biennial.

Regardless of constructed histories and collective memories, remembering means jumping from one sequence to another. Each reading guides towards a new reality and each reality illuminates a new path to discover curves, waves, missing details, obscured secrets, and disguised opinions. By navigating through sequences of time, Time Cube aims at dwelling in past and future memories by (i) reconstructing narratives; (ii) experiencing diverse realities simultaneously; (iii) connecting the temporal with the spatial; and (iv) processing the evidences of fiction and fact together. Following the same line of thought, The Castle focuses on the unnerving sensation of paranoia, doom and egotism emanating from the inversion of the ancient concept of fortress to the underground haven for the political and military elite of the Cold War era and its contemporary transition into the tourist attraction. The central object of the Biennial is “Facility D-0, Tito’s Atomic War Command” located in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Now, this very object still stands as a unique fiction, which is also a pastiche of industrial aesthetics and facts with working engines and ventilators as the backdrop of a historical fact. The bunker simply freezes time and is totally isolated from the outer world. At the same time, the bunker unfolds all the possible tensions, disappointments, dreams, hopes, and miseries of the entire geography.

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