Previous Exhibitions in 2017
MARBLE STAIRS (2013)03.01.2017 - 29.01.2017TUOMO RAINIO
A one-channel media work. Pori Art Museum deposit collections.
HISTORY BLEEDS UNDER YOUR FINGERNAILS – HISTORIA VALUU KYNSIEN ALTA (2016)31.01.2017 - 02.04.2017AZAR SAIYAR
a film piece | duration: 7 minutesRead more ..
UNDER THE GROUND OF OUR TIMES - (DE)CONSTRUCTION OF COLLECTIVITY IN AND THROUGH COLLECTION01.02.2017 - 27.08.2017
The exhibition is divided into two parts: Process 01.02.-31.05. and Exhibition 01.06.-27.08.
Under the Ground of Our Times – (De)construction of Collectivity in and Through Collection
is a curatorial project that delves into the incomplete and contingent aspects of archives and collections, the fractures in representational schemes: discarded histories and disparate temporalities, uncanny encounters and uninvited collaborations. In so doing, the aim is to open up new spaces and occasions for rethinking the artistic, epistemic and political roles of the contemporary museum.
EXHIBITION PROGRAMME FOR PROCESSWALL IN 201707.02.2017 - 21.01.2018
PROCESSwall is an exhibition space that showcases the processes of public programming and audience experiences in the Pori Art Museum. Exhibition programme for the space is drawn up by Pori Art Museum in collaboration with Pori Centre for Children´s Culture.
01.06.–10.09. PROCESS Summer
22.09.2017–21.01.2018 ART TESTERSRead more ..
STAGED03.03.2017 - 27.08.2017ANNA ESTARRIOLA
Born in Catalonia and living in Finland, Anna Estarriola is interested in the connections between visual and media art with performing arts and technology. She is both baffled and fascinated by human communication and behaviour and interested in the presence of bodies, images and matter. In Estarriola’s works, the viewer often comes face to face with a person, a creature or even an object, and is invited to contemplate both the helplessness and the magnificence of being.Read more ..
OPEN STORAGE – REMEMBERING FOR THE FUTURE03.03.2017 - 04.02.2018
Memory and its processes have in recent years become increasing prominent in the exploration of the preconditions of human creativity and problem solving. OPEN STORAGE – Remembering for the Future
is the main exhibition at the Pori Art Museum during the centenary of Finnish independence, FINLAND 100. The exhibition highlights the past and the present as both sources and facilitators of the future. Investigating art and the art museum as an institution in surprising and novel ways, the exhibition features a display of the museum collections in its main gallery, Hall. Eschewing conventional exhibition concepts, the show instead presents a layered whole that consists of processes and which gives the public a glimpse into the core of museum work: the management of collections and archives. It also highlights the complexities of the constant flux of phenomena in art and the history of interpretation and reinterpretation over the decades.
CROQUIS04.04.2017 - 21.05.2017
The theme of the Croquis exhibition is coordination between the hand and the eye. The word ‘croquis’ refers to quick sketching of a live model. The works in the show were all created by young people and adults during croquis sessions. Organised by Pori Art Museum in cooperation with Pori Centre for Children´s Culture – Network of Children´s Culture in Satakunta.Read more ..
TIGER PHASED04.04.2017 - 04.06.2017THOMAS HAWRANKE
Tiger Phased is a meditation about the standardization of the wild in video games. 300 tigers fight each other on territory and supremacy in the digital vastness of the game-editor view. On the auditory layer, two 12-tone sequences can be heard, which have the same tone height but are played at slightly different speed. From this interference, new melodies emerge and create a trance-like experience in the interplay with the images: The motion of the tigers, the highlighting in their fur at the moment of death and the music make the underlying rhythm of the game-engine aesthetically experienceable and unmask the complex simulation of the wild as standardization. Read more ..
PROCESS SUMMER 01.06.2017 - 10.09.2017
PROCESSwall is an exhibition space that showcases the processes of public programming and audience experiences in the Pori Art Museum. Exhibition programme for the space is drawn up by Pori Art Museum in collaboration with Pori Centre for Children's Culture – Network of Children's Culture in Satakunta.
presents ongoing public programming in the Pori Art Museum. Organised by Pori Art Museum in cooperation with Pori Centre for Children's Culture – Network of Children's Culture in Satakunta.Read more ..
THINKING OF INVERTEBRATES (2017)06.06.2017 - 06.08.2017NABB+TEERI8 September/
In the botanical gardens, a bank has sponsored a flowerbed and a telecommunications company a park bench, the historical greenhouse has been renovated with EU money. Indoors, a woman waters plant beds with a garden hose. I find the fungi growing on the rotten wood between the labelled plants most impressive. Some of the mushrooms look like small, soil-coated almond potatoes. One minuscule pale-yellow fungus, decorative like a hedgehog mushroom, is washed invisible with the pressure of the water from the hose. In the cactus room, a Stapelia grandiflora
is opening its buds. A dark squirrel hides hazelnuts from its cheek pouches into a plastic flowerpot by the building. Read more ..
CAMBECK, (2010)08.08.2017 - 08.10.2017BINELDE HYRCAN
«A poignant short video in the Angola Pavilion by the young artist Binelde Hyrcan sums it up: Four young boys sit chest deep in holes in the sand, looking out to the sea, and they talk about the future. The littlest one in front is the limo driver, and the two in the back are the “big shots” arguing about who will have the better life. “I’m going to America,” one says, “and live in a building; you’re going to stay here and live in a house made of cans!»
- the Wall Street Journal.Read more ..
FIGMENTS & FRAGMENTS22.09.2017 - 25.02.2018ANA TORFS
For her first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries, Belgian visual artist Ana Torfs
brings together two major installations, The Parrot & the Nightingale, a Phantasmagoria
(2014) and Legend
(2009), as well as Toast
, an iconic photograph she made in 2003, which functions as a connecting element between the exhibited installations.
Since the early 1990s, Ana Torfs has been composing a unique, visually striking oeuvre, which addresses fundamental questions of representation and its narrative structures. The relation or tension between text and image plays a central role in her work, and with it all the related processes of visualization, interpretation, perception, manipulation and translation. Torfs enables a topical and authentic perception of the scattered fragments from our cultural and political history. Literary texts or historical documents often constitute the starting point of her works. These material remnants are then reworked into meticulously composed installations—with diverse media such as slide projections, sound, photography and video, to tapestries and silk screens—in which projections and allusions have free reign.Read more ..
MUSEUM OF PRESERVING CITY - KAUPUNGIN SÄILYTTÄMISEN MUSEO22.09.2017 - 25.02.2018MUHAMMAD ALI | NISRINE BOUKHARI | DIANA JABI
Curator Abir Boukhari
Born in Syria, Abir Boukhari
is a curator who lives and works in Stockholm. Museum of Preserving City is a project that aims to build an archive based on artworks that record the history, recent past, left or are about to leave. They are either citizens of Damascus or have explored it as visitors. The project is an attempt to build a conceptual archive of Damascus as the oldest capital city in the world – while also establishing an idea of the current situation in the city. The exhibition mounted in the Project Room at the Pori Art Museum will consist of works selected from the archive that open up a vision of the present and vision about the future of the City of Damascus. All participating artists have experienced the city personally. Some are still living there, while others have current situation in Syria, which goes beyond media imageries.Read more ..
ART TESTERS22.09.2017 - 21.01.2018www.taidetestaajat.fi
ABANDONED LAND10.10.2017 - 10.12.2017SIMO SAARIKOSKI
”Abandoned Land” is a documentary, experimental and poetic video which captures abandoned places, infrastructure and phenomenon in Finland. The video uses Finland as an allegory to approach recent changes of the European society with visually effective images, prosaic narration and music. With the abandoned phenomena the video explores history and its relation with today. Abandoned can be seen as a window to the future.Read more ..
THE STREET ENTERS THE HOUSE: SPACES BECOMING PLACES (2017)12.12.2017 - 11.02.2018ANDREA COYOTZI BORJAThe Street Enters the House: Spaces Becoming Places
takes the first part of its title from Umberto Boccioni’s painting The street enters the house (1911) as a parting point for questioning the role of spaces, and spaces becoming places.
What happens within the ordinary?
What happens with the un-dwelt?
What happens on the street?
What happens when the street enters the house, or in this case, the museum?
Is the street ordinary regardless of how it’s framed, regardless of the intention?Read more ..