Artists: Ellen Cantor, Miriam Cahn, Luciano Castelli, Alba S. Enström, Rainer Fetting, Andrea Éva Győri, Viljami Heinonen, Eeva Peura, Merzedes Sturm-Lie, Marianna Uutinen, Amalia Vekri, Alisa Yoffe
My Perversion Is the Belief in Art
[23.10.2020 - 21.02.2021]Hall, Wing and MEDIApoint
The exhibition title is a reference to a quote from the late artist Ellen Cantor (1961–2013): ”My perversion is the belief in true love”.
This exhibition brings together artists from different generations and backgrounds. Artists who are interested not in the latest theories but in underground culture, poets, punk, life, passion, fashion magazines such as Vogue
, popular film references, pornographic magazines... All featured artists address the struggle of being human, of finding an orientation in the here and now. They all bring energy into their art, with few or no compromises. Their determination to embrace both life and art can be seen as a harbinger of a better future. Read more
Carl-Gustaf Lilius, Lau Nau & Antti Tolvi – Posing New Questions to the MG Collection
[23.10.2020 - 21.02.2021]PROJECT ROOM
In the 1960s Carl-Gustaf Lilius began creating a series of sculptures entitled Woman with Bird's Wings
, which eventually came to comprise more than a dozen works. The 1966 bronze sculpture acquired for the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation collection is one of the first in the series. In the exhibition, Lilius's bronze is accompanied by a new soundscape by Lau Nau and Antti Tolvi that interrogates the sculpture about freedom and wildness.Read more
Art Reaches Out!
[23.10.2020 - 21.02.2021]Café MUUSA
Each year, our collection unit installs dozens of artworks on city premises, within public spaces and in offices. The approximately one thousand such works include paintings, prints and sculptures, and everything from traditional portraits to non-figurative contemporary art.
How can art contribute to a work environment? What ideas, feelings or discussions have artworks in the city's premises inspired? Can art provide inspiration or serve as a tool in a workaday setting? The exhibition features pictures of school children and city personnel from Pori, each with a work from our collection that they have chosen for their workplace or school. Read more