Previous Exhibitions in 2018
AMPLIFIER (2017)13.02.2018 - 08.04.2018SAARA EKSTRÖM
Time inevitably moves from past to future, passing the present moment. Mankind encloses to time its marks, stains, constructions and ruins. On the verge of vast changes time acts abnormally. It leaks, folds and fractures, and allows things belonging elsewhere, to the otherworldly, to permeate itself.Read more ..
ERODING HUMAN MEMORY - THE PROCESS OF CREATION OF MEANINGS23.03.2018 - 02.09.2018
What is art that is typical to the Satakunta province? What is Finnish art? Who can be called a master, who a trailblazer? On what grounds? Maurice Halbwachs first used the concept of collective memory back in the 1920s. It is not a metaphor but a social reality created, passed on and maintained by groups and institutions. Interpretations of the past are not constructed on the basis of individual memory; individual memory is socially constructed and therefore formed by mutual communication. Read more ..
MARCOS ÁVILA FORERO23.03.2018 - 02.09.2018
A young artist fast garnering international attention, Marcos Ávila Foreron participated in Viva Arte Viva!, the main exhibition of the 2017 Venice Biennale, with a video piece called Atrato, which is also included in the show at Pori Art Museum. Marcos Ávila Foreron typically works in challenging terrain or inaccessible places such as remote rural villages in Colombia. The exhibition presents key works from his output focusing on the impacts of Colombia’s drug wars and FARC guerrillas on the lives of its population. Read more ..
LAHJOITTAJIEN MUOTOKUVIA / DONOR PORTRAITS23.03.2018 - 02.09.2018NILS AGDLER AND TIMO MENKE
The three-channel documentary film installation Gifted Men (2015) examines the staff of Danish fertility clinics, the owners of sperm banks, and the donors. “Anonymous sperm donors are like blind creators of entire family trees or populations that remain unaware of their begetter and can never learn their identity. Donors affect the demographics of society with much more far-reaching consequences than they themselves or anyone else can foresee.” Timo MenkeRead more ..
ART OF MEMORY23.03.2018 - 02.09.2018STEINA & WOODY VASULKA
Steina (born 1940, Reykjavík) and Woody Vasulka (born 1937, Brno) are pioneers of electronic and digital image production. In their ongoing dialogue with machines – from cathode-ray televisions to digital Computer systems – they consider the electronic signal as artistic medium.
The exhibition is produced in cooperation with the National Gallery of Iceland.Read more ..
KUUDES VEISTOS23.03.2018 - 03.06.2018Read more ..
FIELD OF BLOOD (2018) 10.04.2018 - 10.06.2018KAISA SALMI
Participatory performance ”Field of blood” was held in Kouvola city 23.7.2016 at the same field where in the Finnish Civil war 1918 were executed and buried hundred’s of ”white’s” and after the war hundred’s of ”red’s”. Film ”Field of blood” consists the performance (300 participants) and one main character’s story. Kari Harju tell’s his family story of 1918 happenings and why he wanted to join the ”Field of blood” performance at Kouvola city.Read more ..
VERS L’EUROPA DESERTA, TERRA INCOGNITA (2017) 12.06.2018 - 12.08.2018SIMONE BERTUZZI AND SIMONE TRABUCCHI
Vers l’Europa deserta, Terra Incognita aims at a deconstruction of the models of inventive self-representation shared by suburban youth cultures throughout Europe, moving through an expanded periphery between Italy and France. Read more ..
PEDAN KESÄ. TODISTE12.06.2018 - 02.09.2018
EX NIHILO14.08.2018 - 14.10.2018TIMO WRIGHTEx Nihilo
is an experimental short documentary about life, death and our attempts to control them. It tells the stories of an advanced humanoid robot, a cryonics facility, where the brains of deceased people are held and of a international seed vault, where crop seed from around the world are held frozen.Read more ..
COLOUR CULTIVATE11.09.2018 - 27.02.2019
Colour Cultivate / Pori Centre for Children’s Culture Colour Cultivate is a communal and environmental art work at Hevosluoto allotment garden. During the summer 2018 art work was place to grow eatable ﬂ owers and vegetables for Colour Workshop for Babies. Pori Centre for Children´s Culture created the art work with The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters in Pori (Esikko) and The Association of Luoto Allotment Garden as part of the Turku Universitys´Kokkeli Project.
The exhibition is part of the European Cultural Heritage Days.Read more ..
CAROLUS ENCKELL - THE SILENCE WE SEEK, MAIRE GULLICHSEN AND MODERNISM SERIE28.09.2018 - 24.02.2019
Curator: Esko Nummelin
“I am merely a reorganiser,” Carolus Enckell said in the 1980s.
According to him, an artist does not need to emphasise himself, his uniqueness or his inventiveness. Everything exists already; the artist’s task is to give them meaning.
(Timo Valjakka on Carolus Enckell, HS 27.09.2017)
AGONY - KAMPPAILU28.09.2018 - 24.02.2019NASAN TUR
Curator: Anni Venäläinen
(b. 1974) works in an intermediate area between the public and the gallery space, drawing his material from messages and tensions he finds in the urban environment. His works comment on the conflicts and failures of ideologies either directly or indirectly. While suggesting that we must struggle for fundamental democratic rights, such as freedom of the press, he also admits the risk that resistance can turn into violence, which expands the scope of his work to cover also the ethic dimension of both individuals and community action. The overarching theme of the exhibition therefore embraces all social struggle and the question of its justification. Nevertheless Tur also examines the individual’s experience: personal risk taking and opening oneself to ridicule. Yet the boldness to put oneself at risk, the ability to laugh at oneself, the tenacity to try again and again, and the ability to endure failure, these are all necessary if we want to defend important values.Read more ..
LIGHTNING RIDE (2017)16.10.2018 - 16.12.2018ÉMILIE BROUT & MAXIME MARION
With Lightning Ride, it is poles of technology, organics and mysticism that collide with electricity as a connecting point. The video is produced from excerpts of “Taser Certifications”, a sort of ceremony authorizing in the United States the use of Tasers in the condition of being first tased by someone else. Filtered with the famous Photoshop’s “oil painting effect”, slowed down and accompanied by a disturbing soundtrack, the succeeding images show us bodies and faces whose deformations and positions evoke a feeling of pain as well as a Christian ecstacy. Everything unfolds as if the miracle of electricity, symbol of the rationalization of the world, revived paradoxically an aspiration to transcendence, antipodes joining each other and disappearing in profit of a new map of possibilities.
(Sarah Ihler-Meyer) Read more ..
TIME AFTER TIME (2018)18.12.2018 - 17.02.2019MRCVE (JUSSI MATILAINEN, ASKO NIVALA, JANNE RAHKILA JA SIMO SAARIKOSKI)
A retrospective review of MRCVE’s work that discusses the way in which power is used in a group of colleagues and how the different points of view could be merged to an artwork.The video is a study about friendship, time and how everything is intertwined in the end.Read more ..