In 2016 FCINY focused on the tensions and conflicts of human mind. The curated program consisted of two psychologically charged exhibitions and an accompanying publication. The institute’s artist-in-residence program and MOBIUS fellowship program continued setting people and ideas in motion, enabling international working periods for independent and institutional visual arts professionals.
FCINY’s Mobius Fellowship Program’s most recent participant, gallerist Mike Egan of Ramiken Crucible, reflects on the Finnish art scene and the ongoing transatlantic collaboration with artist Iiu Susiraja.
Beyond the Pleasure Principle analyzes physical and psychological energies and tensions through artistic gestures and three key themes: ritual, retrograde and repetition. The publication features works from the artists of FCINY's 2016 exhibitions The Pleasure Principle and The Limits of Control.