April 12, National Gallery Of Art, Washington DC
“Finland’s unique language, distinctive culture, and unusual history are discernible in contemporary Finnish art practice and, notably, in the country’s strong tradition of experimental film and video-making. Conceptual art and aesthetic developments from other regions of the world (especially New York, London, and Berlin) have also made obvious contributions to Finland’s art. Hard Thawing is an attempt to illuminate many of these ideas through a small but diverse collection of artist film and video. The program has been selected and organized by curator Sami van Ingen with support from the Finnish Film Foundation, and with thanks to the Finnish Film Archive and the Embassy of Finland.”
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