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Museum of Impossible Forms wins State Art Prize 2020

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ViCCA congratulates its students and alumni who have been active (and often founding) members of the Museum of Impossible Forms (est. 2017) – an anti-racist and queer-feminist cultural center in the suburb of Kontula – for the 2020 State Art Prize that they received from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Situated at the (historically in)famous mall of Kontula the “museum” has established itself as a place for both art and theory to happen. As m{if} itself expresses, it has been “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.” m{if} has its own multilingual library, an archive, and it hosts countless visitors annually.

 

*Images by Max Ryynänen, graphics by Laura Beloff. All images taken prior to Covid-19 pandemic.

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