Art Ii Biennial 2010

The theme for the second Art Ii Bienniale, held in 2010, was Periphery. That theme aroused a lively debate which was further inspired by the conference lecture by the critic Otso Kantokorpi. The participation of the sensational conceptual artist Lars Vilks kindled a great amount of media buzz, particularly because he made his appearance with the Finnish Security Police; another instigator of media buzz was the attempted burning of Vilks’ piece, called Asema (Ii Tower), during the Midsummer festivities.


Curatorial team

The artists were invited to Ii by Sir Alfio Bonanno; Hiroko and Tatsuhiko Murata, the heads of the Japanese Youkobo Art Space; Jussi Valtakari, a northern visual artist;

Janne Kauppinen, a researcher at the Oulu Museum of Art; Executive Director of KulttuuriKauppila Leena Vuotovesi; as well as by the local community


See also