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EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

UNDER THE GROUND OF OUR TIMES - (DE)CONSTRUCTION OF COLLECTIVITY IN AND THROUGH COLLECTION
[01.02.2017 - 27.08.2017]

PROJECT ROOM

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.

The project is based on a temporary re-mounting of the museum collections in a large exhibition gallery. This exceptional entwining of the institution´s exhibition and storage functions lays the museum in a bare state of potentiality, lacking the usual thematic boundaries. Taking this inspiring situation as their starting point, students of the CuMMA (Curating, Managing and Mediating Art) MA programme at Aalto University will explore and work on the collection, with a special focus on the art collection of the Maire Gullichsen Foundation.

During the project, attention will be diverted from individual works to the spaces and interrelations opening up between them. As a result, the exhibition engages in re-animating the museum collections, not in order to fill the gaps, but instead to occupy them, as spaces for thinking different forms of re-collections, re-configurations of temporalities and communities.

Against this background, this process will expose a kind of para-museum, a shifting in-frastructure that is simultaneously located within and outside its ´host organisation´, equally involving the museum as facilitator of change and events in the surrounding society. Through such tensions, the para-museum seeks to activate the agency of the museum as the progeni-tor of collective spaces and as the challenger of entrenched ideas. To achieve these goals, the Under the Ground of Our Times – (De)construction of Collectivity in and Through Collection project will aim to establish site-specific interrogations in the form of installations, work-shops or public discussions, as well as events in the public urban space in Pori, through coop-eration with the Pori Urban Platform of Aalto University.
The project will be conducted in collaboration with students of the CuMMA major at Aalto University School of Art and Design (under the supervision of Lecturer Marko Karo and Professor Nora Sternfeld), the Aalto University Pori Urban Platform - PUPA, and the Pori Art Museum.

In co-operation with Aalto University’s MA program Curating, Managing and Mediating Art.

Curators: Alina Belishkina, Miina Pohjolainen, Elina Nikkanen, Elina Hämäläinen, Vera Ka-valeuskaya, Elham Rahmati, Pamela Medina Lopez, Nemesia Arranz Ruiz, Ziva Kleindienst, Vanessa Kowalski

Marko Karo is a lecturer for the CuMMA major at the School of Art and Design at Aalto University. He is a visual artist, curator and researcher based in Helsinki. In addition to his own artistic practice, Karo also works as part of the Gruppo III collective (Mika Elo, Marko Karo, Harri Laakso), which created the Finnish exhibition for the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Nora Sternfeld is professor of the CuMMA major at the School of Art and Design at Aalto University and co-director of the Exhibition Theory and Practice Master´s programme /ecm at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She is co-founder of trafo K, an office for art education and critical knowledge production in Vienna and a member of the freethought collective (Irit Rogoff, Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Mao Mollona, Louis Moreno), which focuses on research, education and cultural production. Within the latter, Sternfeld was one of the cura-tors of the 2016 Bergen Assembly
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HISTORY BLEEDS UNDER YOUR FINGERNAILS – HISTORIA VALUU KYNSIEN ALTA (2016)
AZAR SAIYAR
[31.01.2017 - 02.04.2017]

STAIRCASE

We used to believe that being left-handed could lead to criminality, stupidity and immorality. Children were punished for using their left hand, and all kinds of methods were used to educate them to forgo the use of it. History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails is a video about the history and culture of taming the left hand and bodies that do not fit.

The exhibition programme for the latter part of 2017 in the Staircase gallery will be confirmed at a later date. The gallery will feature shows highlighting interesting and emerging phenomena in the field of moving image art, including innovative things bubbling under the surface, as well as forgotten and topical pieces. The venue allows fast responses and the programme evolves over time.
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EXHIBITION PROGRAMME FOR PROCESSWALL IN 2017
[07.02.2017 - 21.01.2018]

PROCESSwall / Café Muusa

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.

07.02.–26.03. #presence
Art can be appreciated in many ways. This exhibition presents the museum’s Saturday Yoga programme in which art is used as inspiration for yoga sessions. The sessions are conducted by instructors from the Pori Yoga Association and visiting instructors. Organised by Pori Art Museum in cooperation with Pori Yoga Association and Pori Region Adult Education Institute.

04.04.–21.05. CROQUIS
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.

01.06.–10.09. PROCESS Summer
PROCESS Summer 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.

22.09.2017–21.01.2018 ART TESTERS
What does art feel like? The exhibition showcases Art Testers, a campaign launched by the Finnish Cultural Foundation that gives all eighth-graders in Finland an opportunity to acquaint themselves with different types of institutions and organisations in art. One of the institutions to be tested is 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.
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