Contemporary Artist Residencies – Reclaiming Time and Space

Welcome to the book launch of Contemporary Artist Residencies – Reclaiming Time and Space on Monday March 4th, 2019 at the Exhibition Laboratory gallery (Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki) at 17:30.


Artist residencies provide space, time, and concentration for making art, doing research and for reflection. Residencies are crucial nodes in international circulation and career development, but also invaluable infrastructures for critical thinking and artistic experimentation, cross-cultural collaboration, interdisciplinary knowledge production, and site-specific research. The globalization process and the demands of the creative economy have had an impact on artist residencies. Ecological and geopolitical urgencies are now affecting them more and more. In response, many residencies today actively search for more sustainable alternatives than the current neoliberal condition allows for artistic practices. With a range of critical insights from artists, theorists and residency facilitators, this book asks what the present role of the residency is in relation to artists and the art ecosystem.

With contributions by Livia Alexander, Nathalie Anglès, Helmut Batista, Taru Elfving, Pascal Gielen, Francisco Guevara, Maria Hirvi-Ijäs, Jean-Baptiste Joly, Patricia Jozef, Irmeli Kokko, Donna Lynas, Antti Majava, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Nina Möntmann, Marita Muukkonen, Jenni Nurmenniemi, Bojana Panevska, Alan Quireyns, Florian Schneider and Ivor Stodolsky.


With the support of: The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Kone Foundation, Saastamoisen säätiö.


Contemporary Artist Residencies – Reclaiming Time and Space

Editors: Taru Elfving, Irmeli Kokko, Pascal Gielen

Antennae-Arts in Society Series n°27. Valiz, Amsterdam. 2019.

ISBN 978-94-92095-46-6

Price: 22,50 €


The publication can be bought in the Unigrafia web shop 

Open access version