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Weathering, Titanik Gallery, Turku, FI, 10.12-2021-09.01-2022
Weathering is a durational exhibition project that began in 2019, experimenting with different ways to trace time, respond to unknowns, and recognise change. It is guided by curator Katie Lenanton and artist Bogna Wiśniewska, and shaped in dialogue with artists Josephine Baan, Bebetton (Eeva Rönkä & Jani Purhonen), Biitsi (Kaino Wennerstrand & Heidi Wennerstrand), Océane Bruel, Jessie Bullivant, Teelah George, Gian Manik, and Minna Miettilä.
It began with an invitation to entrust the weather with artworks made of different materials, including delicate drawings, bean-studded foam sculptures, and dense embroideries. Some were protected and weather-proofed, while others endured being exposed to the winter. It was hoped that after seven months outside on Bebetton’s rooftop, the resulting exhibition would articulate—through artworks—the importance of care, support, and protection within collective processes.
To conclude the project at Titanik, a limited number of free 2022 artwork-calendars will be distributed. The calendars document the Weathering process, and continue the project’s rhythms into the new year. These will be presented alongside seasonal contributions by Josephine Baan, Bebetton, and Océane Bruel; an opening art bar featuring mushroom infusions made in Mustarinda Residency last November; textiles by Bogna Wisniewska capturing collectivity; and the conclusion of ”A Bad Sign”, by Jessie Bullivant, which has been unfolding in between exhibitions in Titanik’s office window since March.