Museum of Impossible Forms

Video (7:18): a short introduction about the Museum of Impossible Forms in Helsinki, Finland, and their activities by Marianne Savallampi (co-founder) and Giovanna Esposito Yussif (artistic director). Video published by Suomi-Venäjä-Seura, November 2021. Language: English; subtitles in Russian.

Video description: ‘Museum of Impossible Forms (m{if}) is a cultural centre located in Kontula, East-Helsinki. The Museum is a space in flux – a contested space representing a contact zone, a space of unlearning, formulating identity constructs, norm-critical consciousness and critical thinking, already containing within it the potential for the para museum, the counter museum, the anti museum. ‘Impossible Forms’ are those that facilitate the process of transgressing the boundaries/borders between art, politics, practice, theory, the artist and the spectator.

Museum of Impossible Forms was founded in spring 2017 as an antiracist and queer-feminist project, a heterogeneous space, and as an experimental and migrant form of expression. As a free space, M{if} is a method for making visible the cultures of the margins, by engaging the performativity of its own culture and as a contemporary institution remaking its own center.

It is the coming together of a collective of people – an independent group of Helsinki-based artists, curators, pedagogists, philosophers and facilitators art and cultural workers who believe in the need for this space.’

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