Hungarian curators Klára Lujza Csikós and Viktória Popovics will visit Helsinki this autumn as guests invited by FinnAgora. Csikós will participate in the Finnish performance art showcase Performing HEL this week and Popovics will visit Frame Contemporary Art Finland in October to explore Finnish contemporary art. Visits by art professionals are an effective way to increase the visibility of Finnish art and the work of artists abroad.
Klára Lujza Csikós is a programme coordinator and curator of Trafó, the Budapest House of Contemporary Art. Trafó is a venue that provides a space for works by both Hungarian and international artists. Trafó hosts a wide range of performances, concerts and exhibitions, as well as community and audience development programmes. Trafó's events are inspired by both new innovations and cultural heritage. Csikós will participate in the Performing HEL event during her visit to Helsinki.
Performing HEL is a biennial showcase of Finnish performing arts, which will take place from 31 August to 3 September 2023 in conjunction with the Helsinki Festival, Finland's largest arts festival. The main goal of Performing HEL is to increase the international visibility and distribution of Finnish performing arts, to increase opportunities for artists, and to promote the sustainable development of touring and international events.
Viktória Popovics is an art historian and curator of the Ludwig Muzeum, a contemporary art museum in Budapest. Popovics has been curator at the Ludwig Muzeum since 2014, specialising in fine arts of the Central and Eastern European region, feminist theories and women's art. Popovics' visit to Helsinki is part of Frame Contemporary Art Finland's visitor programme.
Frame Contemporary Art Finland is an organisation and information centre for contemporary art, which aims to strengthen the position of Finnish contemporary art and to promote international activity. Frame's international expert guests include curators, researchers, representatives of art museums, art fairs and biennials. The aim of the visitor programme is to benefit the art scene and its actors as comprehensively as possible, to promote international contacts and to facilitate new collaborative projects.