Previous Exhibitions in 2007
MIRROR MAKER26.01.2007 - 20.05.2007FIONA TAN
The exhibition Mirror Maker by video and film artist Fiona Tan in the Hall and Project Room of the Pori Art Museum is all about observing, about the pictorial world of history and modern times, and about the selective subjectivity of the human gaze.
FIONA TAN Mirror Maker
Thorsten Sadowsky, Martin Hochleitner, Collen Higgins, Fiona Tan (toim.)
Englanti-saksa-tanska-suomi, 384 s.
Yhteistyössä Kunsthallen Brandts, Landesgalerie Linz, Bergen Kunstmuseum ja Porin
WITH THE SPEED OF SOUND26.01.2007 - 25.03.2007JUSSI HEIKKILÄ
Jussi Heikkilä creates his first sound installation in The Wing at the Pori Art Museum. The soundscape of the work, which was recorded in Estonia, takes the thought of being free as a bird into a shattering cacophony in which the forces of nature once more demonstrate their might.
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VEISTOSKÄINEN26.01.2007 - 25.03.2007KARI CAVÉN
ON METAPHORS / METAFORISTA30.03.2007 - 27.05.2007ALEXANDER GUTKE, MAGNUS THIERFELDER, ROBERO AGO AND ALESSANDRO DAL PONT
IC-98, THESES ON THE BODY POLITIC30.03.2007 - 20.05.2007VISA SUONPÄÄ AND PATRIK SÖDERLUND
IC-98 (”Iconoclast 1998”) was founded in 1998 as a reaction to the restriction of academic writing. From the beginning, the group has tried to act as freely as possible, always putting the context and the idea before the medium, and the group-subject before the individual, never minding the barriers between different (academic, artistic or activist). In practice, the world of contemporary art has proved to be the most flexible environment for diverse projects, being a free zone of experimentation within the society at large. Though the label ART has en enormous power to neutralise message, and regardless of the fact that art world increasingly resembles the high fashion industry, it nonetheless offers possibilities to put forward ideas without the preconditions of academic work (rules, objectivity), the market (surplus value, capitalist modes of distributions), or activism (the threat of dogmatism). In fact, in IC-98´s idealist-pragmatic programme the project are labelled art only for strategic reasons – the strategy works as long as the concepts of art do not come to dominate the discourse. The same applies to the individuals working in the group: you call yourself artist, just because it is institutionally convenient, because the very concept af ARTIST is obscure.
IC-98 does not confine itself to one medium. The medium of choice always follows strategically the context, its history and the present situation, and the objectives in question. Typically, the working methods have contained interventions and installations in public and gallery spaces as well in publications. In recent years, IC-98 has concentrated primary on the productions of free distribution books. The books, distributed in editions of 500-2000, are collage-like, heterogenic assemblages, or toolboxes, of text, models, instructions, images, diagrams and drawings. Typically, an individual project combines multiple media to present a multifaceted whole – and to connect it to other projects.
Teesejä yhteiskuntaruumiista IC-98
Porin taidemuseon julkaisuja 86
IT’S ABOUT THE ART OF OUR TIME - MAIRE GULLICHSEN27.05.2007 - 30.09.2007
” Maire Gullichsen (1907-1990) was a legend in her lifetime. She, if any Finnish woman who lived in the 20th century, had the makings of a hero myth, but heroism is understood in male terms, and is thus poorly suited to Gullichsen’s personality.” Tuula Karjalainen in the commemorative book on Maire Gullichsen, 2007
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Maire Gullichsen. The Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation and the Pori Art Museum celebrate the occasion with a special exhibition and the publishing of a catalogue and commemorative book in association with the Central Art Archives of the Finnish National Gallery.
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KYSE ON AIKAMME TAITEESTA - MAIRE GULLICHSEN
IT’S ABOUT THE ART OF OUR TIME - MAIRE GULLICHSEN
DET ÄR FRÅGA OM NUTIDA KONST - MAIRE GULLICHSEN
Toimittaja: Esko Nummelin
Suomi-ruotsi-englanti, 269 s., nelivärikuv.
Porin taidemuseon julkaisuja 85
DON´T WORRY - BE CURIOUS! 4TH ARS BALTICA TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART12.10.2007 - 20.01.2008www.arsbalticatriennial.org
The 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art Don’t Worry – Be Curious! will present photographs, videos,and installations by 20 artists from the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, works that address the problems and fears resulting from upheavals in present-day society.
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DON’T WORRY Be Curious!
4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art
Toimittaja: Dorothee Bienert
Englanti, 136 s., nelivärikuv.
ELLEN THESLEFF JA AIKALAISET12.10.2007 - 20.01.2008
In co-operation with:
Mikkelin taidemuseo, Kuopion taidemuseo, Aineen taidemuseo (Tornio) sekä SLS - Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland r.f.