Artists at Risk (AR) is based on over two decades of experience working with artist-in-residencies. Perpetuum Mobile (PM) developed, experimented and expanded with new ways of working with artists, including artists under threat, and developed several innovative formats.
Aside from the talks, discussions, discursive events and presentations which we have continued over the years in the form of MOBILE TALKS, PM developed the notion of « Peer-to-Peer Reviews » a.k.a. « P2P Reviews ».
These periodic meetings and/or assemblies with residents, other artists and curators or artworld figures provides a venue for genuine and sanguine debate that often lacking in the art-world: feedback, constructive criticism and of course encouragement. This may take the form of a curatorial visit, a sort of ‘crit’ as its called in British art-school or a discussion of work in a small circle.
PM/AR has reintroduced this format in recent months, building on its past experience. It welcomes friends, colleagues and artists to suggest meetings or events as part of this programme.
Recent P2P Reviews:
- Curators of the SEA Foundation from the Netherlands come for a visit at both the Lapinlahti and Hietsun Paviljonki studios. They were in Finland for work at Myymälä2 while staying at the Saastamoinen Residency;
- It was exciting to have curators from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma visit to review the work of Kholod Hawash;
- Representatives of Porvoo Art Hall came to review the work of all AR Residents.
- Further visits to PM/AR studios are planned, include visits by FRAME.