Co-founding Director and Curator of Perpetuum Mobile
IVOR STODOLSKY and MARITA MUUKKONEN are co-founding directors and curators of Perpetuum Mobile, a curatorial vehicle which brings together art, practice and enquiry. It acts as a conduit and engine to re-imagine certain basic historical, theoretical as well as practical paradigms in fields which often exist in disparate institutional frames and territories. PM has worked extensively in the Nordic, European and international field. One project of Perpetuum Mobile is Artists at Risk (AR), a new institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted visual art practitioners, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin, hosting them at “AR-Safe Haven Residencies” and curating related projects. Rather than as asylum seekers or refugees, they welcome AR-Residents as honoured visiting art professionals. AR-Residencies are based in Helsinki, Athens, Berlin, Oslo, Lecce and Provence.