PORI ART MUSEUM
Eteläranta, FI-28100 PORI, FINLAND
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HISTORY BLEEDS UNDER YOUR FINGERNAILS – HISTORIA VALUU KYNSIEN ALTA (2016)
AZAR SAIYAR
[31.01.2017 - 02.04.2017]

STAIRCASE

a film piece | duration: 7 minutes
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MARBLE STAIRS (2013)
TUOMO RAINIO
[03.01.2017 - 29.01.2017]

STAIRCASE

A one-channel media work. Pori Art Museum deposit collections.
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KULTANE
[08.11.2016 - 29.01.2017]

PROCESSwall

PROCESSwall is a space for exhibitions produced jointly by the Pori Art Museum and the Pori Centre for Children’s Culture ­ Network of Children’s Culture in the Satakunta Region. The exhibitions showcase processes, experiences and ideas that have emerged in the museum’s outreach and education work. Café Muusa / free entry




LOG HEAD
Maarit Suomi-Väänänen
[08.11.2016 - 01.01.2017]

STAIRCASE

Log Head is an experimental comedy about a birch log with a soul and a pair of skis. When Log Head is faced with the final chop, it takes to its skis. Will Log Head’s escape be blocked?
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TIME CAPSULE
Jan Ijäs
[04.10.2016 - 06.11.2016]

STAIRCASE

Time Capsule was shot at a ten­hectare land area owned by the Belgian artist Louis de Cordier above the snowline in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain, where de Cordier has built a library and a seed bank of genetically non-modified plants. The location at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres with small temperature fluctuations and a dry climate slows the inevitable decay over time. The architecture of the buildings borrows from the design language of the visionary American architect and theorist Buckminster Fuller and it is designed to last at least the next 10 000 yearss.
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ART @ THE HEART OF THE CITY!
[16.09.2016 - 29.01.2017]

Pori Art Museum Project Room and Sculpture Garden, public space

ART @ THE HEART OF THE CITY! Art @ the Heart of the City! presents public art created between 2004–2016 in Pori and in Satakunta. The City of Pori has for many years served as a platform for public art or temporary art interventions. Many of these have been collaborative projects between different actors. Interventions have been conducted to appropriate the urban space and create collective meeting places that also include art.
The exhibition is part of the Pori Live project programme. Events programme consists talks and guided tours by experts. In collaboration: Pori Live University of Turku – Pori University Centre Degree Programme in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies, Aalto University and the Pori Urban Platform (PUPA), Pori Art Museum, Pori Centre for Children’s Culture ­ Network of Children’s Culture in Satakunta, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, T.E.H.D.A.S.
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CRISIS OF PRESENCE
[16.09.2016 - 29.01.2017]

Hall, Wing

Iñaki Bonillas, Alina Chaiderov, Nanna Debois Buhl, LaToya Ruby Frazier, François-Xavier Gbré, Leslie Hewitt, Paolo Icaro, Concha Jerez, Adrian Melis, Marzena Nowak, Gianluca ja Massimiliano De Serio, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Camilo Yáñez, Katarina Zdjelar.

Curator: Luigi Fassi

Italian anthropologist Ernesto de Martino´s concept of "the crisis of presence" describes the individual´s experience in the face of events that undermine the foundations of identity.
The ”Crisis of Presence” exhibition examines this theme through the work of fourteen international contemporary artists.

The crisis of presence as postulated by de Martino in 1948 appears today as an incisive analysis by virtue of its capacity to describe the various forms of latent crisis that are affecting numerous aspects of the contemporary world, particularly within a social and political context.

The “Crisis of Presence” exhibition serves as an interpretative model for a thematic analysis built around the works of fourteen artists active in the European, African, and American environments. The events linked to European colonial history and their effect on migratory fluxes both past and present, the legacy of Real Socialism politics, the burgeoning influence of Asian capitalism on countries of the Third World as well as the economic and political crisis and the concurrent global rise of authoritarian right-wing politics, these are some of the main themes addressed by the exhibiting artists.
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ILTAPäIVäN VäREJä – AFTERNOON COLOURS
[16.09.2016 - 02.11.2016]

PROCESSwall


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WASTE NO. 3
Jan Ijäs
[30.08.2016 - 02.10.2016]

STAIRCASE

Boom is an independent episode from a series of seven films entitled Waste. Boom was shot in Kittilä in northern Finland, in a "lunar landscape" on top of a hill where the Finnish armed forces annually disposes of expired explosives. Calculations show that detonation is the least expensive method of disposal.
During a week­long camp a total of 1.2 million kg of explosives are destroyed. The explosion safety area is seven kilometres. The explosion produces a mushroom cloud that reaches up to the lowers clouds and creates a crater about ten metres deep and thirty metres across. In the video, army representatives talk about "a hole three majors deep".
– Kari Yli­Annala
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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.

Media release...
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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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CASCADE OF FLOWERS
[24.05.2016 - 04.09.2016]

PROCESSwall

PROCESSwall is a space for exhibitions produced jointly by the Pori Art Museum and the Pori Centre for Children’s Culture – Network of Children’s Culture in the Satakunta Region. The exhibitions showcase processes, experiences and ideas that have emerged in the museum’s outreach and edu­cation work. Café Muusa / free entry
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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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BOTANICAL ZOO
[22.03.2016 - 22.05.2016]

PROCESSwall

PROCESSwall is a space for exhibitions produced jointly by the Pori Art Museum and the Pori Centre for Children’s Culture – Network of Children’s Culture in the Satakunta Region. The exhibitions showcase processes, experiences and ideas that have emerged in the museum’s outreach and edu­cation work. Café Muusa / free entry
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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.

Media release ...
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 - 23.08.2016]

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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AUTOCHTHONIC FANTASY
ARTTU MERIMAA
[12.02.2016 - 29.05.2016]

MEDIApoint

The term chthonic (from Greek khthonios) refers to subterranean things.

In spring 2014, a reconstruction of a dugout dwelling was constructed in the 6th district in the area where the Dugout Town had been located. Autochthonic Fantasy documents the construction of a dugout, putting it into dialogue with narratives that fetishise the subterranean. Dugout dwellings and the emergence of the Finnish welfare society are examined as a kind of chthonic process: what becomes visible, what is formed, what becomes tangible.

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THEME: COLOURS, IN THE MAIRE GULLICHSEN AND MODERNISM SERIES
[12.02.2016 - 29.05.2016]

PROJECT ROOM

More than a hundred years ago, impressionism liberated art from the slavish imitation of nature. No longer was it necessary for artists to search for subjects in history or mythology. Symbolic meanings could be abandoned and the artist could rely exclusively on visual observation. Now that all subjects could be examined from a purely coloristic viewpoint, colours became a central issue in painting. Some art theorists sought to find new visions and solutions based on scientific observation, while others underlined the spiritual aspect of art as the starting point.

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NEW LIBRARY BUS IN PORI
[12.02.2016 - 20.03.2016]

PROCESSwall


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MY RACISM IS A HUMANISM. A LECTURE. (2013)
SASHA HUBER
[19.01.2016 - 03.04.2016]

STAIRCASE

Until recently, the life and work of Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) have been intentionally embellished. He has mainly been presented as a glaciologist, scientist, and director of academic institutions, both in his country of origin, Switzerland, and in his adopted country, the USA. Louis Agassiz was one of the pioneering thinkers of 19th century’s ‘scientific racism’. He studied enslaved Africans in the places of their suffering, and taught that they were innately and eternally inferior. He advocated strict racial segregation, ethnic cleansing, and government measures to prevent the birth of interracial children. His ideology can be traced right up to the Nazis’ racial theories. In the fictitious lecture, Agassiz attempts to vindicate himself and his theories.

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ANNA ESTARRIOLA
STAGED
03.03.2017 - 27.08.2017
WING, MEDIApoint

OPEN STORAGE – REMEMBERING FOR THE FUTURE
03.03.2017 - 25.02.2018
HALL

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

THOMAS HAWRANKE
Tiger PHASED (2015)
04.04.2017 - 04.06.2017
STAIRCASE

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME FOR PROCESSWALL IN 2017
CROQUIS
04.04.2017 - 21.05.2017
PROCESSwall / Café Muusa


 

              

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