Hi i'm Kimmo Modig, still doing art.
I had a solo show in Helsinki in Spring 2017 that dealt with taste and skill as class issues, and hopefully as test run on art that does not accept Work as its "normative abstraction" of immortality, to paraphrase Federico Campagna. Or art after the sacrality of leftism, where artists see themselves elevated to speak on behalf of people since they're Good and know better.
I'm co-producing a radio show with Steph Kretowicz, based on their book Somewhere I've Never Been. Listen here.
If you have 14 minutes, here's what I think about things (it's a podcast).
I wrote for the catalogue of a group show in Bielefed, Germany. Really happy w that text. It's here.
Next up a start-from-scratch collaborative show at EKKM, Tallinn, opens in August 4.
With you in working less and in helping you consider everything to affect our work,
Here's a selection of my past activities:
Grant Applications Guide (2017) for Svilova, Gothenburg.
Rose (2106), a group show, curated by Valentina Fois. I wrote the dialogue for Rose. Reviewed on Rhizome.
Hot New World Views (2106), based on an IRL show and our friendship & anxieties and online rants. Featured on Rhizome, as well. With Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Georges Jacotey, Jennifer Chan.
Applied Art (2014), my artist's grant applications presented as an interactive web page, 2gether with Jenna Sutela and PWR.
Me and Georges did this and this.
This is where it started for me in 2012, that, when I'm hungry I eat the ground under my feet.
Landlording (2014-), a video series depicting the life of Kimesco, a young real-estate poet. Done with Tuomas A. Laitinen.
I did this video for an AQNBxVideo in Common screening in Assembly Point, London.
I founded (and lost) Antagon sound art biennale. Also I directed these intro and outro videos for it.
I wrote these texts in 2016: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. And this in 2015. And also this for a show in Space, London, in 2015.
We make music with Biitsi. We'd love to play at your space. Look at our videos.
The works I do for art exhibits are done for the peeps who invite me / for the given context, ie. I rarely show old work but that does happen because sometimes depression just gets to you or it suits the situation. I've put Peppermint oil into a show to keep unwanted visitors at bay, drawn social anxiety charts to explain institutional anxiety, installed a Finnish flag painted white for a show in Athens for a sign of North's surrender (and a coffee mug), and
ran walked a gallery with Jussi Koitela once. I read cards, too, since art really is about believing in the moment of exchange.
I do commercial sound design occasionally. I teach and do workshops, something I love to do (Most frequently at University of Arts, Helsinki). I was in the Space residency in White Building, London, 2015/2016. I'm also in the board of AV-Arkki which is an association promoting Finnish media art.
money at kimmomodig d o t com.
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