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MORE THAN LIFE!
12.02.2010 - 30.05.2010
LARS GÖRAN JOHNSSON IN THE SERIES COLLECTOR’S EYE

More Than Life! continues the Collector´s Eye exhibition series in the Pori Art Museum by presenting works from the collections of Lars Johnsson. The collection opens up perspectives on the tradition of Finnish and Scandinavian Modernism as well as the field of contemporary art. The collector´s personal and intellectual approach, one that is no stranger to powerful emotion either, delineates a subtle area in art that is informed by Nordic constructivist abstraction and the tradition of colour painting.
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MARGARITA ANDREU
12.02.2010 - 04.04.2010
ENTREVEURE / VIEWER
THE GESTURE OF THE IMAGE


Espanjalainen kuvataiteilija Margarita Andreu (s. 1953) on syntynyt Kataloniassa, Cercsissä, joka on Barcelonan provinssi. Barcelona on toiminut hänen keskuksenaan. Sieltä käsin Andreu on tehnyt tutkimusmatkoja lähiympäristöön sekä maailman eri suurkaupunkeihin, tallentaen
mm. rakennusten julkisivuja, rakenteita ja arkkitehtonisia yksityiskohtia. Margarita Andreu haluaa houkutella ihmiset havainnoimaan uudella tavalla ympäristöään.
Hän tutkii valokuvan ja videon avulla valon, värin ja pinnan suhdetta. Hän kiinnittää huomionsa arkkitehtoniseen tilaan, sen fyysisiin vaikutuksiin ja siihen, miten se heijastuu ihmisen sosiaalisiin suhteisiin.
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www.margaritaandreu.com
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SCULPTURE!
12.02.2010 - 04.04.2010
EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITION IN THE MAIRE GULLICHSEN AND MODERNISM SERIES

Artists featured in the exhibition are Gunnar Elfgren, Laila Pullinen, Kimmo Pyykkö, Sakari Tohka

Sculptures in bronze, iron or stone are by their very nature permanent. The sense of timelessness and immutability is only intensified by the idea of sculptures resting in the bosom of a museum in carefully regulated conditions. The Sculpture! exhibition investigates the solidity of the link between artworks and the ideas and ideologies of their time. Can present-day audiences approach artworks of past decades with the same freshness as contemporaries did, when the works engaged in the art discourse of their time by either challenging or confirming the then prevalent ideas and attitudes? Can features which challenged the taste of the age or enjoyed general acceptance still touch us in the same way? Does an artwork change because we are different?
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LARS BREUER, SEBASTIAN FREYTAG AND GUIDO MÜNCH
16.04.2010 - 30.05.2010
MASTERCOPY

Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag and Guido Münch share an interest in various artistic ideologies and movements, such as early 20th-century avantgarde and its successors, the art trends of the Sixties, Minimalism and Conceptual Art. The motto of the group is taken from the Russian avantgarde artist Varvara Stepanova: "Study and know the old, but create the new." KONSORTIUM artists are autonomous but the collaborative work and installations give them a chance to react to the form and content of another’s work. This approach produces various kinds of interesting contrasts and contradictions between their works. KONSORTIUM artists have one thing in common: they each copy their respective historical sources while at the same time contesting both their meaning and its significance for the group’s overall artistic practice. By moving between the original and the copy, between the pattern and its actualisation, between personal ´handwriting´ and digital print, KONSORTIUM investigates the place of art in the field of globalising culture.
Curators: Theresia Kiefer & Pia Hovi-Assad.

In cooperation with: Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie / Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

www.konsortium-d.com

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Web Gallery: Wing, Mediapoit / Siipi, Mediapiste >>

Publication:
ISBN 978-952-5648-17-1
MASTERCOPY LARS BREUER SEBASTIAN FREYTAG GUIDO MÜNCH
HERAUSGEBER/EDITORS: Reinhard Spieler/Esko Nummelin
KURATOREN/CURATORS: Theresia Kiefer / Pia Hovi-Assad
KATALOGENTWURF/DESIGN: Guido Münch / Sebastian Freytag
TEXTE/ESSAYS: Reinhard Spieler / Theresia Kiefer (Wilhelm-Hack-Museum)
ÜBERSETZUNG/TRANSLATION: Catherine Nichols
LEKTORAT/COPY EDITING: Kathleen Herfurth, Kerber Verlag, Leipzig (deutsch/German) / Christopher Cordy (englisch/Englisch)
ABBILDUNGEN/IMAGES:
Egbert Trogemann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn S. / pp. 37, 38, 39; Yun Lee S. / p. 43;
Abbildungen Seite 76–77 / reference illustrations p. 76–77: 3: Fotografi e / photograph by: Wolfgang Burat, Köln;
4: Ausstellungskatalog / cat., Schirn-Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main, hrsg. von / ed. by Bettina-Martine Wolter, Frankfurt am Main 1992;
9: WHM Collection Catalogue p. 166; 10: Fotografi e / photograph by: S. Bax; restliche Fotografi en / other photographs by: Sebastian Freytag
GESAMTHERSTELLUNG/PRODUCTION:
Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, Windelsbleicher Str. 166–170, 33659 Bielefeld, Germany
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© 2009 Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld; Autoren, Herausgeber und Künstler / Authors, Publisher and Artists
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LARS BREUER, SEBASTIAN FREYTAG, GUIDO MÜNCH:
16.04.2010 - 23.05.2010
COVER VERSION

The KONSORTIUM artists Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag and Guido Münch have created an exhibition entitled Cover Version. The piece consists of works from the collection of the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation and works by members of the KONSORTIUM.

The curated selection includes Unto Pusa’s Ympyrä neliössä (Hommage a Delaunay II) [Circle in a square (Hommage a Delaunay II)], Sam Vanni´s graphic series Neljän värin etydejä I-VIII [Four Colour Etudes I-VIII] and a painting by Lars-Gunnar Nordström, Dimensionaalinen tilanne [Dimensional Situation], on which the KONSORTIUM artists have then commented through their own works.


The title Cover Version is an allusion to the practice of creating new versions of existing songs in pop music. Cover Version is a vehicle for the KONSORTIUM artists to reflect upon influences and connections to the history of art – in particular to the collection of the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation.
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BARE HOUSE . PORI - ROTTERDAM - ULAANBAATAR
29.05.2010 - 20.06.2010


Poriginal Gallery, Old Cotton Mill / Art Generation Space, Dyehouse 29.05.-20.06.2010
Pori Art Museum / Mediapoint, Sculpture Garden, Entrance Hall 29.05.-05.09.2010


BARE HOUSE. Pori - Rotterdam - Ulaanbaatar is an international exhibition and publication project that comments on the built environment, refl ecting upon the past and present ideals of modern society through Western welfare states and the Developing World. The project focuses especially on architecture and the dimensions of personal existence. Modernisation with its belief in prefabricated construction and standards is challenged by the potential for autonomous construction. The artists and architects featured in the exhibition come from Finland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Mongolia. Most of the works in the show were created during artist residencies in Mongolia, the Netherlands and Pori.
Curator: Annu Wilenius.

In cooperation with: Aalto University / Department of Art and Media Pori, Pori AIR - Artist in Residency, Foundation Kaus Australis, Open Society Institute & The Soros Foundations Network.
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INTELLIGENCE AND EMOTION IN BALANCE. HAUTALA – KIVIJÄRVI – OSIPOW
MAIRE GULLICHSEN AND MODERNISM SERIES

29.05.2010 - 05.09.2010


Painters Jorma Hautala and Paul Osipow and sculptor Harry Kivijärvi have for decades been among the greatest luminaries in Finnish art. The latest in the Maire Gullichsen and Modernism exhibition series, INTELLIGENCE AND EMOTION IN BALANCE has its thematic focus in art that does not aim to create images. The underlying philosophy is that art should refrain from all figurative aspects that refer to things external to itself.

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WHY DO YOU RESIST?
FORMS OF RESISTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY ART

11.06.2010 - 05.09.2010


Zbynek Baladran (CZE), Rebecca Bournigault (FRA), Thomas Galler (CH), Ion Grigorescu (ROU), Fabrice Gygi (CH), Thomas Hirschhorn (CH), IC-98 (FIN),Alexey Kallima (RUS), Jiri Kovanda (CZE), Martin Krenn (AUT), Kristina Leko (CRO), Lucas Lenglet (NED), Jérôme Leuba (CH), Gintaras Makarevicius (LTU), Bettina Pousttchi (GER), Oliver Ressler (AUT), Slaven Tolj (CRO), Mona Vatamanu (ROU) & Florin Tudor (CH), Costa Vece (CH)

The younger generation of artists has in recent years once again begun to analyse the structures of power, while discussion of the forms of resistance has become one of the main themes of artistic practice. But what does power mean to this generation? Many artists focus on governmental power and its systems, and on political trends on a more general level, but also on the effects of globalisation, racist beliefs and the reality of migration. Artists are interested in how such issues are addressed by governments or the bodies of the European Union, how they wield power that they only understand as an administrative instrument. The WHY DO YOU RESIST? exhibition focuses on works from the topical field of international contemporary art, works that use available media with the purpose of making visible control mechanisms,structures of power and representation.
Curators: Andrea Domesle, Michal Kolecek
& Pia Hovi-Assad.

Produced in cooperation with: Kunstmuseum Thun, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal bei Basel, Switzerland; Pro Helvetia (Switzerland).

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NORTHERN IMAGINARY 3RD PART
– LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IS ANOTHER GLOBALIZATION

17.09.2010 - 16.01.2011
PATRICK HUSE

The environment is more in focus than ever. What we are facing today is social and environmental change in a time of globalization. Art today reflects some of these topics and seeks to participate in the social debate concerning the environment and the future depelopment. Norwegian artist Patrick Huse’s exhibition Northern Imaginary 3rd Part is an art project with a multidisciplinary approach to northern areas in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Northern Imaginary 3rd Part describe land and nature, social conditions and local knowledge in the arctic areas.

Patrick Huse has been active in the northern areas for the last twenty-five years. The background for the exhibition project is travelling, local research and theoretical studies. Huse has done extensive cooperation with arctic institutes, local people and a network of professionals who work with northern issues.

· Lecture “Idealism without Illusion; An artist’s approach to society” by Patrick Huse Wednesday 15 September, at 6.30 pm Pori Art Museum’s lecture hall
· Preview for the media Thursday, 16 September, from 10 am to 2 pm
· An artist talk Friday, 17 September, at 12. Artist Patrick Huse will present the exhibition
· The opening of the exhibition will be on Friday, 17 September, at 6 pm
· Lecture “Talent and Responsibility; artists and institutions roles in public space” by Artist/Curator Gavin Jantjes, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Oslo, Norway) & Artist Patrick Huse, Wednesday 17 November, at 6.30 pm Pori Art Museum’s lecture hall

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In co-operation with: Royal Norwegian Embassy (Finland), University of Turku/The Degree Programme in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies (Pori), Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center


LINE! - EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITION IN THE MAIRE GULLICHSEN AND MODERNISM SERIES
17.09.2010 - 16.01.2011


Juhana Blomstedt, Eva Cederström, Ina Colliander, Tito Colliander, Julien Collieux, Sven Grönvall, Eila Hiltunen, Ernst Krohn, Erkki Kulovesi, Hanna Lodenius, Mikko Laasio, Elvi Maarni, Gertrud Nyholm-Egnell, Rolf Sandqvist, Karl Schultz-Köln, Sophie Taxell, Henrik Tikkanen, Björn Thunström ja Sam Vanni.


THE MESSIANIC RESEARCH CENTRE FOR VISUAL ETHICS (MRCVE) AND JOHNNY AMORE
01.10.2010 - 01.10.2010
7 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 – ACCUMMULATING VALUE -PERFORMANCE

In February 2010, the Messianic Research Centre for Visual Ethics (MRCVE) and Johnny Amore conducted in Germany and the Netherlands a series of performances entitled 7 For The Price Of 1. Presented in the form of a shopping trip, the tour travelled from Berlin to Rotterdam, acquiring seven performative actualisations along the way.

Deconstructing trade and the mechanisms of the economy, the project will culminate at the Pori Art Museum, presenting a summary of the results gained with the methods of performative economic research.

Just like the earlier works of MRCVE and Johnny Amore, the current project was not merely a series of performances, but an opportunity to collect research data for further refinement and to test in practice the premises raised by theoretical research.

The aim of the performances was to increase the apportioned capital of the project, because the easy market criticism of the economically oriented contemporary reality clearly needed to be complemented with objective research that would give reality an opportunity to argue its logic.

In connection with the performance the Messianic Research Centre for Visual Ethics (MRCVE) and Johnny Amore will publish a publication, which has been produced in cooperation with Satakunta University of Applied Sciences/performance studies, Finnish Fund For Art Exchange FRAME and Pori Art Museum.
Free admission

http://7for1.blogspot.com
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PORI SCREENINGS:
27.10.2010 - 06.11.2010
OLIVER RESSLER (AUSTRIA)

Pori Art Museum is screening Austrian artist Oliver Ressler’s films during the autumn. Oliver Ressler (b. 1970) is taking part in the Pori Art Museum’s exhibition Why do you resist? –resistance in contemporary art. He has visited Finland once before in the spring of 2010. This is the first time that Oliver Ressler’s films will be screened in Finland. In his works, Oliver Ressler has been concerned with themes like globalisation and counter movements to globalisation, questions on democracy, social and ecnomic alternatives, racism and migration. Many of Ressler’s films are realized as collaborations with different groups and political activists. Oliver Ressler lives and works in Vienna.

27.10.2010 at 6.30 pm
ARTIST TALK
OLIVER RESSLER: WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?


29.10.2010 at 3 pm
A film by OLIVER RESSLER: WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?
(118 min., English subtitles, 2009)

06.11.2010 at 3 pm
A film by ZANNY BEGG & OLIVER RESSLER: WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN?
(40 min., English version, 2008)

13.11.2010 at 3 pm
A film by DARIO AZZELLINI & OLIVER RESSLER: COMUNA UNDER CONSTRUCTION
(94 min., original version in Spanish, English subtitles, 2010)

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