Previous Exhibitions in 2009
AUTUMN NIGHTS, SUMMER NIGHTS, THESE ARE THE MOODS I SEARCH FOR 13.02.2009 - 25.05.2009KAIN TAPPERMaire Gullichsen and Modernism series
The sculptor Kain Tapper (6 June 1930 – 7 August 2004) was from the 1950s popularly known as a nature lyricist, a Pantheist whose art was down-to-earth and aspired to balance, According to Tapper himself, he thought with a pen, by drawing. But he was first and foremost a sculptor, whose work was characterised by an abstract idiom, a subtle dialogue between the shape of the piece and its material.
The exhibition is produced in cooperation with the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation.
THE SITE OF PAINTING13.02.2009 - 31.05.2009
What is the status of painting in the field of art in the 2000s? The Site of Painting charts the development of painting and the modernist tradition in Finnish contemporary art. Starting from the 1960s, the tradition of international conceptual art and minimalism declared the demise of painting. Painting in general, structural abstract painting in particular, has enjoyed a central, canonised status in Finnish art. Modernism was channelled into non-figurative painting. Postmodern art theory arrived in Finland in the 1980s, and the artforms that had previously been marginal or "new" became mainstream, such as conceptual and environmental art, performance and installation art. This was also reflected in the status of painting.
The artists in the exhibition are Terike Haapoja, Toni Hautamäki, Terhi Heino, Aino Kannisto, Jouni Kujansuu, Jaakko Niemelä, Jussi Niva, Miika Nyyssönen, Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, Anssi Pulkkinen, Jukka Rusanen and Tatu Tuominen.
Teksti: Inkamaija Iitiä
Toimituskunta: Laura Selin, Kati Kunnas-Holmström, Inkamaija Iitiä
Käännös: Tomi Snellman
Taitto: Liisa Seppo
Kuvat: Erkki Valli-Jaakola
Porin taidemuseon julkaisuja 96.
BEN AF SCHULTÉN AND THE TRADITION OF ARTEK29.05.2009 - 27.09.2009
The interior architect Ben af Schultén was a close friend to Maire Gullichsen. He was the artistic director of Artek from 1976 to 2004. In addition to his day job, he also took an active interest in Galerie Artek and its successor, providing it with expert services and even working as graphic designer.
The exhibition presents Schultén´s work from a period spanning four decades. The exhibition concept is created by the architect Kirsi Gullichsen and it is realised in cooperation with the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation and the Alvar Aalto Museum.
LIFELINES12.06.2009 - 27.09.2009BOB VERSCHUEREN
The Belgian artist Bob Verschueren is known for his wind and light paintings that he has been making since 1978, but also for vegetable installations that make use of organic, natural materials and which have been the dominant aspect of his work since the mid-1980s. In creating his works, Verschueren always respects nature, listening to the inherent qualities of his material – as if the works were created under the direction of nature herself.
For his show in the Pori Art Museum, Verschueren will create installations from organic materials in the main exhibition hall and the wing. The works are reflections upon the cycle of nature in its changing forms of geometry, colour and materials. Verschueren will create the works using organic waste collected from Pori and nearby areas.
The exhibition is produced in cooperation with the City of Pori Park Maintenance Department.
Lifelines – Bob Verschueren
Julkaisija | Publication | Published by: Porin taidemuseo | Musée d’art contemporain de Pori | Pori Art Museum
Porin taidemuseon julkaisuja 100 | Pori Art Museum Publications 100
Toimitus | Sous la direction de | Editing:
Kati Kunnas-Holmström, Porin taidemuseo | Musée d’art contemporain de Pori | Pori Art Museum
Sanna Pajunen, Porin taidemuseo | Musée d’art contemporain de Pori | Pori Art Museum
Kirjoittajat | Textes | Authors: John K. Grande, Bob Verschueren, Kati Kunnas-Holmström / Sanna Pajunen, Inkamaija Iitiä
Kääntäjät | Traductions | Translations:
Laura Austrum — ranska-englanti | français-anglais | French-English
Tomi Snellman — suomi-englanti-suomi | finnois-anglais-finnois | Finnish-English-Finnish
Varpu Laakso — englanti-ranska, suomi-ranska | anglais-français, finnois-français | English-French, Finnish-French
Näyttelyvalokuvat | Photographies de l’exposition | Photographs of the exhibition:
Erkki Valli-Jaakola, Porin taidemuseo | Musée d’art contemporain de Pori | Pori Art Museum
Graafinen Suunnittelu | Conception graphique | Graphic Design: Marja Tikka
Paino | Imprimerie | Printed by: Lönnberg Painot Oy
Näyttely | Exposition | Exhibition: Bob Verschueren: Lifelines
Porin taidemuseo | Musée d’art contemporain de Pori | Pori Art Museum 12.06.2009 - 27.09.2009
Porin taidemuseo | Musée d’art contemporain de Pori | Pori Art Museum
Bob Verschueren: Lifelines
kirjoittajat | auteurs | authors
valokuvaajat | photographes | photographers
UNDER THE SKY AND OVER THE SEA16.10.2009 - 31.01.2010ZINEB SEDIRA
Zineb Sedira (b. 1963 in Paris, France) is a London-based artist who works in multicultural cities and on three different continents. She was born in Paris to Algerian parents. Through a combination of documentary tradition and Algerian and French contemporary cinema, Sedira´s work examines the flow of immigration from North Africa to Europe. Using video, short film and photography as her media, Sedira investigates the process whereby immigrants abandon the framework of their original culture and start to build a new identity. An identity which demands that they assimilate a new culture and its language. Zineb Sedira´s personal history and her autobiographical images are transformed into a universal experience that raises economic, ecological, geopolitical and global questions.
Sedira´s works embody the powerful oral tradition of storytelling in Arab culture and the characteristic role of women in North Africa as those who pass family stories on to the next generation.
Appearing for the first time in Finland, Sedira brings to the Pori Art Museum short films, photographs and video works.
In co-operation with: New Art Exchange, Nottingham (UK), Bildmuseet, Umeå, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen.
Zineb Sedira Under the Sky and Over the Sea -näyttelyjulkaisu
Lisa Le Feuvre, Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Nadira Laggoune-Aklouche, Eric Verhagen.
Käännös: Varpu Laakso, Tomi Snellman
Taitto: Marita Sorsamäki, Clear Vision Design
Kuvat: Zineb Sedira, Erkki Valli-Jaakola
Porin taidemuseon julkaisuja 99.
A WALK IN THE CITY AT NIGHT
AN EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITION IN THE MAIRE GULLICHSEN AND MODERNISM SERIES.16.10.2009 - 31.01.2010
An educational exhibition in the Maire Gullichsen and Modernism series.
A Walk in the City at Night is a journey of exploration into the collections of the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation. The paintings and sculptures on view tell the story of a walk through the city and its outskirts at night. The common theme uniting the works is the study of light and dark. The works are interpreted by children, who comment on them and develop their themes further. The journey across the city is a mysterious one. The orange, red and deepening blue tones of the setting sun give way to the electric lights and neons lighting up the night. The paintings are the result of a workshop that encouraged children to immerse themselves in the works, to explore and interpret them freely.
Read more: www.poriartmuseum.fi/fin/peda/matkalla_kaupungin_yossa