PUBLICS is a new curatorial agency with a dedicated library, event space and reading room in Helsinki exploring a ‘work together’ institutional model with multiple overlapping objectives, thematic strands and collaborations. It is a constellation of practices, projects and productions where they propose the term ‘Public’ as always plural—as a concept, as a group of people (imagined, actualized or real), and as a contested spatio-temporal location/discourse in the world.

PUBLICS develops out of Checkpoint Helsinki, a contemporary art initiative established in 2013. In its spirit, PUBLICS continues this organisation’s commitment to critical social thinking, contemporary art and publicness.