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EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

FLORA
EGGERT PÉTURSSON
[12.02.2016 - 28.08.2016]

HALL

From a distance, Eggert Pétursson’s [b. 1956] paintings may look like abstract colour compositions, but a closer look reveals landscapes of minutely rendered flowers. The paintings are a fascinating blend of botanical accuracy and free painterliness. From an early age Pétursson began to study the flora of his native Iceland, and he later illustrated the first botanical guide of Icelandic flora with colour illustrations. Pétursson’s academic training centred on conceptual and experimental art. He has playfully said that Fluxus taught him that pictures too – floral paintings – can be (contemporary) art. Eggert Pétursson lives and works in Reykjavik. With his unique persistence, close association to local traditions of both landscape and lyrical art, Eggert has acquired a status as one of the most beloved contemporary artists in Iceland.

Produced by the Pori Art Museum, the exhibition Eggert Pétursson – Flora showcases the artist’s paintings from the early 1990s to the present. His most recent works from 2015 are now on show for the first time. The exhibition is produced in co-operation with the Icelandic i8 Gallery. Works for the show have been loaned by private collectors, the National Gallery of Iceland, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, and the Sara Hildén Art Museum.

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JYRKI SIUKONEN: OPENING SPEECH FOR EGGERT PÉTURSSON – FLORA 12.02.2016
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EAST ASIAN VIDEO FRAMES: SHADES OF URBANIZATION
AI Weiwei, Chim↑Pom, HAM Yang Ah, HAYAKAWA Yumiko, HUNG Keung, KATO Tsubasa, MAN Phoebe, MIYANAGA Akira, Okin Collective, WU Mali & Bamboo Curtain Studio, YAN Pei Ming
[12.02.2016 - 28.08.2016]

WING

Curator: Minna Valjakka
The repercussions of urbanisation in East Asia are evident in all spheres of visual art. The issues and phenomena raised by them have sparked new interpretations of and visions for the city. Consisting of video works and documentaries from the 21st century, the exhibition showcases the new means that artists employ in order to understand everyday life in the city. Multiple perspectives from Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei illuminate the shared concerns and hopes of urban dwellers and artists.

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CASCADE OF FLOWERS
[24.05.2016 - 04.09.2016]

PROCESSwall



FLUXUS NY
[10.06.2016 - 28.08.2016]

PROJECT ROOM, MEDIApoint

Whimsical, playful and socially acute! Artist Henry Merimaa takes works from the Fluxus collection at Pori Art Museum and places them in conversation with early interventions of the NYTE collective. The NYTE collective was founded by young Pori-based artists in 1987. The paths of the emerging collec¬tive and the art museum criss-crossed around Fluxus in fruitful ways.

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THE MARRIAGE (2015)
VAPPU ROSSI
[10.06.2016 - 28.08.2016]

Screening Space STAIR

Video, loop 12’13”, silent.
In a framed double portrait, spouses slowly turn into one another – and back. The change is gradual, almost imperceptible at first glance.
The work alludes to the ancient ´truth´ that, over time, spouses gradually begin to resemble each other. The couple, mutely staring past one another, is a laconic comment on marital bliss. Apart from the humorous level, the slowly changing picture also investigates issues of gender and companionship – most of the time the picture actually shows two hybrids – as well as the passage of time and mortality.

Vappu Rossi (b. 1976) is a visual artist who works also with graphic and media art. Her work focuses on portraying humanity both on the emotional and temporal scale while exploring issues of motion, embodiment as well as presence and absence. At home Rossi is best known for her drawings as well as spatial and multi-disciplinary applications of drawing. Her international reputation is based principally on media works whose quietly humorous, contemplative and coloristically ascetic style has won acclaim at festivals across the world. Rossi has an MA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and a BA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. She lives and works in Helsinki.
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