This catalogue explores how miracle making—making the impossible
possible—is reflected in artistic practices today. It includes
commissioned essays and poetry by the Miracle Workers Collective and
writers close to the collective (catalogue of the exhibition at the
Finnish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale).
If people have been engaging with the possible "and the way the world is today is the result of the possible that they did," then what would be the results of imagining and engaging with the impossible?
—Miracle Workers Collective
This publication comes with three different covers (red, yellow, green), randomly distributed.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Finnish
Pavilion at the 58th International Exhibition of visual arts – La Biennale
di Venezia, from May 11 to November 24, 2019.
Miracle Workers Collective is a transdisciplinary and
transnational community created within the framework of the exhibition at
the Finnish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. It includes artists
Maryan Abdulkarim, Khadar Ahmed, Hassan Blasim, Giovanna Esposito Yussif,
Sonya Lindfors, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Outi Pieski, Leena Pukki,
Lorenzo Sandoval, Martta Tuomaala, Christopher L. Thomas, Christopher
Wessels, and Suvi West.
Edited by Giovanna Esposito Yussif. Contributions by Maryan Abdulkarim, Khadar Ahmed, Hassan Blasim, Giovanna
Esposito Yussif, Asher Gamedze, Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, Aslak Holmberg,
Niillas Holmberg, Sonya Lindfors, David Muñoz-Alcántara, Bonaventure Soh
Bejeng Ndikung, Outi Pieski, Leena Pukki, Lorenzo Sandoval, Christopher L.
Thomas, Martta Tuomaala, Christopher Wessels, Suvi West.
Graphic design: Archive Appendix.
Published with Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Helsinki.
published in November 2019
English edition (texts in English, Sami, Arabic, Spanish)