Felice Varini creates geometric perspective-localized works in indoor and outdoor spaces. The works are characterized by one vantage point from which the viewer can see the complete piece, while from other view points the viewer will see fragmented shapes. Varini’s art plays with concepts of scale, proportion, and perception. While abstract and conceptual, his three-dimensional wall works are also concrete and material. The viewer experiences them from within; as he/she moves through the architectural space, new discoveries are made at every step.
Deux cimaises-dix cadres Kaksi puitetta - kymmenen kehystä;
2013, Pori DEGROWTH 01.02.2013 - 31.03.2013 MARI KESKI-KORSU
Kohtuus / Degrowth documentary explores possibilities of degrowth ideology in Salo, Finland. Salo is a town in economical turmoil due to the closing of the Nokia factorys. Could degrowth or downshifting enable new era of happiness in Salo? The video documentary shares thoughts from scientists and Salo residents. The imagery consists of existing degrowth ideas like local bio-organic farming, renting services, and local travelling.
IT’S THE POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID 01.02.2013 - 26.05.2013
FILIPPO BERTA (IT), JULIA CHRISTENSEN (US), FIELD WORK (DK), YEVGENIY FIKS, OLGA KOPENKINA & ALEXANDRA LERMAN (US), FLO6x8 (ES), MELANIE GILLIGAN (CA), JAN PETER HAMMER (DE), ALICIA HERRERO (AR), INSTITUTE FOR WISHFUL THINKING (US), SHERRY MILLNER & ERNIE LARSEN (US), ÓLAFUR ÓLAFSSON (IS) & LIBIA CASTRO (ES), ISA ROSENBERGER (AT), DREAD SCOTT (US), SUPERFLEX (DK), ZANNY BEGG (AU) & OLIVER RESSLER (AT)
Curated by Oliver Ressler & Gregory Sholette
It’s the Political Economy, Stupid brings together a group of superlative artists who focus on the current crisis in a sustained and critical manner. Rather than acquiesce to our current calamity this exhibition asks if it is not time to push back against the disciplinary dictates of the capitalist logic and, as if by some artistic sorcery, launch a rescue of the very notion of the social itself.
Additional program has been scheduled, on the occasion of the exhibition:
Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki:
Work shop Oliver Ressler: Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies, 28 January at 10-16.00 and 29 January at 10-13.30, advance enrolment
Lecture and book launch
Oliver Ressler: Take The Square, 29 January at 15.00, free admission Oliver Ressler will present the exhibition and the publication "It’s the Political Economy, Stupid: The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory" published by Pluto Press (UK) and Pori Art Museum
Pori Art Museum lecture serie
Lecture Oliver Ressler: Spatial Occupations 30 September 2013 at 18.30 Pori Art Museum, lecture hall, free admission
Curator and Artist Talks
Friday 01 February 2013 at 12.00 Oliver Ressler and flo6x8 group will be present, free admission
Opening Friday 01 February 2013 at 18.00, opening performance by flo6x8 group
The exhibition It’s the Political Economy, Stupid launched a preview exhibition at Open Space in Vienna (2011), continued at Austrian Cultural Forum in New York and Centre of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki (both 2012). The show at Pori Art Museum is carried out in co-operation with Austrian Embassy (Helsinki)
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Toimitus: Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler
Laajuus: 192 sivua
Koko: 240mm x 170mm
Formaatti: Kovakantinen, liimattu
Kuvitus: 45 valokuvaa
Kustantaja: Pluto Pressille ja Porin taidemuseolle tuottanut Chase Publishing Services Ltd
Graafinen suunnittelu: Noel Douglas
Valokuvat: David Plakke, Oliver Ressler
MAN CAN MAKE MISTAKES - A MACHINE CANNOT 01.02.2013 - 26.05.2013 ARTELES 4-RT ANALYZER
The 4 RT Analyzer determines which art movements are most suitable for you.
1. An sample of handwriting is obtained from the subject.
2. The sample is fed into the machine.
3. The machine performs a graphological analysis of the sample and tests it against fourteen different art parameters.
4. The output shows what kind of art is suitable for the subject and what is not.
5. An official certificate containing the results is printed out and given to the subject to keep.
The analysis is suitable for all ages.
Analysis and certificate: 5 eur/person
The Arteles 4 RT Analyzer may only be operated by trained personnel.
Concept: Teemu Räsänen & Pekka Ruuska
Visual planning & realization: Teemu Räsänen
PR: Pekka Ruuska
DEEPER THAN SURFACE 01.02.2013 - 26.05.2013 JYRKI RIEKKI, KAUKO LEHTINEN, MAILIS SARALEHTO REKOLA
Maire Gullichsen and Modernism Series
Curated and realized in co-operation by Pori Art Museum’s exhibition and educational unit
The exhibition brings together artists from different generations whose works contain stylistic features familiar from surrealism. The unrestrained power of the paintings by Jyrki Riekki wells up from the deep recesses of the human unconscious. By juxtaposing deformations, different materials and fragments of objects, he creates a surprising world that may sometimes seem disconcerting to the contemporary viewer. The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the collections of the Pori Art Museum.
EAST ASIAN VIDEO FRAMES 01.02.2013 - 18.01.2015
Curator: Minna Valjakka
In 2014, the three-year video project focuses on the varying modes of contemporary art emerging in Tokyo— both in and outside of the art institutions. Since the end of the 1980s the forms of contemporary graffiti and street art have started to occupy the public space in Tokyo. Although the original inspiration derived from the styles of New York graffiti, the local creators have actively developed indigenous forms of expression and composed a vigorous, versatile urban art scene. During the spring, the series explores how does the local graffiti writers and artists feel about the scene in Tokyo? And how one of the youngest art communities, the local branch of the international movement, Free Art Friday Tokyo, established in the spring 2013, interacts with the scene?
Documentary "281_Anti Nuke", to be screened during the summer, introduces the local street artist and his campaign which has continued already for three years in the streets of Tokyo. His aim is to remind Japanese about the long term consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and awake people to resist nuclear power.
After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Japanese artists were shaken and puzzled - also about what art and artists could do. The first art work of this set, screened until 23 November, was created as a response. Chim↑Pom, an artist collective of six young Tokyoites, known for their unconventional art and exhibitions related to various social issues, decided to do
their bit. In order to raise solidarity, Chim↑Pom travelled to the disaster area. One of the results, a two-channel video art work “KI-AI 100” (2011) was created in co-operation with the Soma city’s youth. In the process, the shouting of improvised sentences one after another fostered a spirit of positive interaction and collaboration, in the vein of the short shouts (ki-ai) made in Japanese martial arts before or during the technique. The form is different, but the outcome of the “KI-AI
100” is similar: it startles the viewer, appals even, but also strengthens the fighting spirit to overcome the incomprehensible.
The second video art work of the autumn, screened from 25 November, captivates with a very different atmosphere. In his recent one-channel video art work “WAVY” (2014), MIYANAGA Akira (b. 1985), a young artist from Hokkaido but based in Kyoto, reveals the repetitions inherent to humanity, nature, society and urban life in various locations in Japan, including Tokyo. The
origin of this conceptual art work derives from the multilayered interconnections of Japanese words that include homonym “NAMI” written in two different kanji (並 / 波) and meaning, for instance, a line or row of things/ people, or a wave. The similar notion of recurrence can be found in English word “WAVY”. Relying on the visual poetry such as transparent layers, MIYANAGA leads and leaves us to think what being a human means in the changing scenes and acoustic worlds of Japanese society today.
In co-operation with: Art collective Chim↑Pom & Artist MIYANAGA Akira
A selection of short films produced by Sabotanic Garden, a Finnish-Czech group that seeks the boundaries of performing arts.
SABOTANIC GARDEN: Hever and Hell
23 March at 5 pm, free admission
A dreamlike vision to the mindset our time.
Pasi Mäkelä, Jussi Saivo, Tuomas Timonen, Simo Laihonen, Janne Tuomi
In co-operation with: Circus Maximus, Handa Gote (CZ)
SABOTANIC GARDEN: The Tonttu (gnome) and the Orchestra
13 April at 5 pm, free admission
People in all times in states of delirium have seen little men.
Pasi Mäkelä, Jussi Saivo, Simo Laihonen, Janne Tuomi
A physical performance with accompanied music. The borders of the society are contrasted with the periphery of the mind and the body. In she shadows of the refuse dump of life and death lurks the Tonttu.
23 March – 13 April 2013 Lobby
SABOTANIC GARDEN short films
A selection of short films produced by Sabotanic Garden, a Finnish-Czech group that
seeks the boundaries of performing arts. METROPOLIS. KUVITUKSIA VUOSILTA 1950-57 27.03.2013 - 16.04.2013 JUHANI TARNA
A selection of video works that discuss nuclear power.
BENTEN CLAY is a global corporation with a cross-disciplinary approach. The focus lies on the production of a long-term project titled Age of an End in which the appearance of the now is analyzed, assessing the limitation of natural resources, their implementations, as well as mechanisms of power and volatility inherent to the human pursuit of control.
Media release>> COLLECTOR'S GAZE - THE ART COLLECTIONS OF KRISTIAN AND KIRSI GULLICHSEN & JUHANI AND HANNELE PALLASMAA 07.06.2013 - 08.09.2013
The architect of the museum building of Pori Art Museum, the colleagues and the collections of the colleagues meet – mainly Finnish and Nordic contemporary art, as well as works by French modernists. At the central point of the exhibition are those tensions that arise from the relationship between the art of the public room – the museum room – and private art, that suits well in a home. Our aim is to investigate the architectonical questions that emerge as a result of this.
Publication: In connection with the exhibition Pori Art Museum has released a book KESKUSTELU –
SAMTAL – CONVERSATION. Edited by Kirsi Gullichsen, 192 pages. Pori Art Museum Publications 124.
ISSN 0359-4327 VIIVAIN 07.06.2013 - 08.09.2013 TOMMI GRÖNLUND & PETTERI NISUNEN
Liner is an installation, which is constantly reacting to the weather conditions and the circadian rhytm. THE FOREST IS YOUNG AND FULL OF LIFE 07.06.2013 - 25.08.2013 JAANA KOKKO
The Forest Is Young and Full of Life is a film which consists of parallel conversations representing different perspectives. The fictive and factual material weave together to form a whole that sheds light on urban people’s relationship to animals, nature and the built environment. BODIES, BORDERS, CROSSINGS 27.09.2013 - 19.01.2014 JAAKKO HEIKKILÄ, RIIKKA KUOPPALA, RAAKEL KUUKKA, ELENA NÄSÄNEN, MARJA PIRILÄ, MINNA RAINIO & MARK ROBERTS, HANNELE RANTALA, CATARINA RYÖPPY AND MINNA SUONIEMI
MEDIA RELEASE... PERFORMERS & PERFORMING GROUNDS 27.09.2013 - 24.11.2013 JOHNNY AMORE
The exhibition is the first part of a series on international performance art I Perform, Therefore I am Curated by Pia Hovi-Assad
Performers is a unique photographic project, which is portraying the worldwide active artists in performance art and live art. It is a visual profile of this scene for the last decade that through a wide spectrum also encloses an artistic photo archive.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the graphic art work "Performance - Art Context" by Gerhard Drinmoser & Boris Nieslony
Read more .. HARD EDGE, TACTILE EYE. POSING NEW QUESTIONS TO THE COLLECTION OF THE MAIRE GULLICHSEN ART FOUNDATION 27.09.2013 - 19.01.2014
Curated by Mirja Ramstedt-Salonen and Anni Venäläinen
The exhibition explores pathic knowledge and bodily responses evoked by the act of seeing in the context of modern art. On view are works from the collection together with video artwork Passerby (2013) by Elena Näsänen.
In co-operation with: The Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation HEIJASTUS 27.09.2013 - 24.11.2013 JUHANI KOIVUMÄKI
PORI SCREENINGS: EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS ON LIFE AND DEATH
A newborn child´s vision about the world before having absorbed the ideas of the surrounding environment in regard to time, place and the distinction between me and the other. PUUT PUNALLE, MAAT SINELLE 29.11.2013 - 19.01.2014 CHERIE SAMPSON
The exhibition is part of a series on international performance art I Perform, Therefore I am Curated by Pia Hovi-Assad
The exhibition showcases Cherie Sampson’s video performance works, which she have realized in the Finnish landscape from 1998 to the present.
The Kalevala epic and the tradition of the rune poetry of Karelia itself have been profoundly influential on her live art and video performance work.
Cherie Sampson Guest Lecture: Puut Punalle, Maat Sinelle: Performance art in the Finnish Landscape from 1998-2011 Two-time Fulbrighter to Finland Cherie Sampson is visiting the Fulbright Center to give a lecture on her research and artistic work titled: "Puut Punalle, Maat Sinelle: Performance art in the Finnish Landscape from 1998-2011."
The event is a part of the 2013 International Education Week and also one of the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association´s 60th Anniversary events. Glögi and gingerbread cookies wil also be served. Welcome!
Publication: PUUT PUNALLE, MAAT SINELLE RED THE TREES & GREEN THE LAND
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Pehmeäkantinen, liimattu, 44 sivua
Kustantaja: Porin taidemuseo
Kieli: suomi, englanti
Toimitus: Cherie Sampson
Graafinen suunnittelu: Jordan Smith
Valokuvat: Porin taidemuseo, Cherie Sampson, Papu Pirtola, Timo Villanen, Stephan Herbers, Pekka Pankakoski
Julkaisun artikkelikokoelman kirjoittajat: Peter MacKeith, Pia Hovi-Assad
Price: 18,00 eur
Read more .. IN MEMORIAM 29.11.2013 - 19.01.2014 NIINA SUOMINEN
PORI SCREENINGS: EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS ON LIFE AND DEATH
In Memoriam addresses the temporariness of human beings. Images of desolate houses and sounds from an auction combine to form a meditation on what will be left of us when we have left the stage. MU PORI O YLLÄTTÄVÄ KAUNIS 29.11.2013 - 19.01.2014