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Date: 12 December
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Place: Konstnärsnämnden, The Project Room
Address: Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm
Guest: Marita Muukkonen
Language: English
Finnish curator Marita Muukkonen presents ARTISTS at RISK (AR), a new institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted visual art practitioners, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin, hosting them at “AR-Safe Haven Residencies” and curating related projects.
Artists, writers, curators, critics and scholars are targets of politically motivated threats and persecution in great parts of the world. Perpetuum Mobile (PM) initiated Artists at Risk (AR) to provide a platform and a network to support these art practitioners in a time of need. This encompasses facilitating a safe exit from countries of origin; assistance in the procurement of travel documents; providing legal assistance; and matching ARs with so-called AR-Safe Havens and residencies in the AR network. AR liaises with several cities and networks which provide “artists at risk” a safe place to live and work for a period of time. Furthermore, PM’s curatorial interests often overlap with the artistic practices of artists in residence.
Perpetuum Mobile, co-founded by Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky in 2007, is a curatorial vehicle which brings together art, practice and enquiry. It acts as a conduit and engine to re-imagine certain fundamental historical, theoretical as well as practical paradigms in fields which often exist in disparate institutional frames and territories. PM has worked extensively in the Nordic, European and international field.
A more detailed programme will be published soon.

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