Close Watch was originally commissioned and produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland for the Pavilion of Finland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, in collaboration with Saastamoinen Foundation. The exhibition was accompanied by a book published by Mousse Publishing. This website has been commissioned by Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst as part of their exhibition in 2023.
Gilad Baram, Joni Barnard, Minna Henriksson, Reetta Huhtanen, Matida Jammeh, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Anthea Moys, Mire Mroué, Ahmed Al-Nawas, Melisa Salazar, Nastaran Tajeri-Foumani
Hanna Arvela, Joni Barnard, Vanessa Carlos, Taru Elfving, Satu Herrala, Kari Holmström, Suvi Keskinen, Timo Korander, Hille Koskela, Jarmo Mikkonen, Marc Mori, Minna Partanen, Ana Patel, Maria Pulli, Hans Rosenström, Otto Tiuri, Sara Vallioja, Ellen Wettmark and those who wish to remain anonymous
Pavilion of Finland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 23 April – 27 November 2022
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 1 February – 7 May 2023
Goldsmiths Center for Contemporary Art, London, 19 March – 4 June 2023
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, 10 June – 17 September 2023
Goldsmiths Center for Contemporary Art, produced a public programme to accompany their exhibition On Discomfort, which included the work Close Watch. This was curated by Natasha Hoare.
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst has commissioned an expansive public programme addressing the complex themes that are raised in Close Watch on the occasion of their exhibition of the work. Concept and realisation by Michael Birchall, Tasnim Baghdadi, Cynthia Gavranic, and Joel Spiegelberg.