KIASMA Institution 2

Institution 2 is an exhibition and a seminar that posit an inquiry into the work of ten contemporary art institutions in Europe. The program is part of The Process, a sequence of exhibitions, performances, workshops and lectures, which together form the program of KIASMA from September 2003 till January 2004.

In the exhibition artists and institutions, together, have collaborated in producing a presentation of the particular institutional models. This has produced a great variety of works. The objective of Institution 2 is to presents different examples of institutional work from various cultural and geographic contexts that manifest a flexible and progressive approach to a critical engagement with art and the exchange with the public.

The program will examine the different institutional models in order to formulate an outlook of the diverse landscape of art institutions and their different strategies.

The participating institutions

BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht
Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Index, Stockholm
Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Oslo Kunsthall, Oslo
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
Rooseum, Malmö
Witte de With, Rotterdam

In addition the organizing institutions, KIASMA and NIFCA will take part in the program and present their specific models in the exhibition as well as the seminar. Institution 2 is curated by Jens Hoffmann and organized by NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in collaboration with KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art.

For the compete program see
For more information please contact Jens Hoffmann, tel: +49 173 295 0556 or Jens [​at​]


  • Jens Hoffmann