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First pavilion in artistic research opens festively in Venice

The Research Pavilion of University of the Arts Helsinki opened festively in Venice on Wednesday, May 6th. It is the first of its kind in the history of the Venice Biennale.

The new Pavilion is a significant leap to the forefront of artistic research for the university. In her speech at the opening ceremony, Rector Tiina Rosenberg emphasized the heightened role University of the Arts Helsinki will have in the field: “Artistic research in Finland is unique and groundbreaking. Our Research Pavilion in Venice will raise our university’s profile in an international context”.

The opening ceremony kickstarted the Pavilion’s program which will include both an international contemporary art exhibition and a platform for events that feature artistic research. The dynamic between artistic research and contemporary art will be explored through the theme of experimentality.

The Research Pavilion will be open 7 May – 28 June 2015.

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