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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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FATMA BUCAK
[05.04.2016 - 05.06.2016]

Screening Space STAIR

Suggested place for you to see it, 2013
HD video, colour, sound
13 minutes 32 seconds


And then God blessed them, 2013
HD video, colour, sound
9 minutes 26 seconds


The two videos, Suggested place for you to see it and And then God blessed them, are a two-channel installation work set on on Tuz Gölü, the Salt Lake, in central Anatolia. The work is an exploration where the fixed contemporary definitions of religion, gender hierarchy and gender politics and the impact of it on the society are held question through a dialogue around theatricality, audience and medium.

The video works Suggested place for you to see it - And then God blessed them has been produced with the support of ARTER, Istanbul

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CASCADE OF FLOWERS
[24.05.2016 - 04.09.2016]

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