AGONY - KAMPPAILU
[28.09.2018 - 24.02.2019]HALL, Wing and MEDIApoint
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
[14.08.2018 - 14.10.2018]STAIRCASEEx 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
[11.09.2018 - 27.02.2019]PEDAseinä / Café Muusa
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 Serie
[28.09.2018 - 24.02.2019]PROJECT ROOM
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)