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Gesture V: Bread Archive

Gesture V: Bread Archive 

Asematila & Museum of Impossible Forms

Public Presentation on Wed, Sep 11, 1 – 2 pm

Ongoing Sep 10 – 14 | 9 am – 2 pm

Producing and Transmitting Knowledge is The Fifth gesture of Hospitality

Museum of Impossible Forms and Asematila present Bread Archive: a multi-sensory installation as a method to bridge two programs through epistemological knowledges, using bread and its histories within Finnish Cultural memories, within its contemporary fabric and the entanglements of purity, immigration, refuge, borderless-ness, community and participatory knowledge gathering.


  • Bread Archive and Bread Omens project will be introduced on Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00, first at the Bread Archive at Museum of Impossible Forms, and then at the ‘oven-in-progress’, on site in front of Kontula Public library. .

  • On Saturday 11:00 - 14:00 there will be a public firing of the oven.

Gesture III: Bread Archive is part of Frame Contemporary Art Finland's public programme Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities, taking place in Helsinki, Finland, 9–14 September. It brings together local and international arts audiences for a week of interactions and dialogues.

Museum of Impossible Forms is a cultural space, located in Kontula, Helsinki. It is a contested Space and it represents a contact zone, a space of unlearning, formulating identity constructs, norm-critical consciousness and critical thinking. Impossible Forms are those that erase and facilitate the process of transgressing the boundaries/borders between art, politics, practice, theory, the artist and the spectator. For 2019-2020, Museum of Impossible Forms operates under the curatorial theme of ‘The Atlas of Lost Beliefs (For Insurgents, Citizens and Untitled Bodies)’

Museum of Impossible Formsis a safer space. It follows safer space policies to create a welcoming, inclusive, awesome environment.

Events at the Museum of Impossible Forms are completely free and accessible without prior booking.

Museum of Impossible Forms is accessible by lift with thresholds up to 4cm on the way. The toilet has no thresholds but is not spacious enough to meet accessibility standards. The nearest accessible toilet is located at Kontula metro station.

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