[10.10.2017 - 10.12.2017]Screening STAIRCASE
”Abandoned Land” is a documentary, experimental and poetic video which captures abandoned places, infrastructure and phenomenon in Finland. The video uses Finland as an allegory to approach recent changes of the European society with visually effective images, prosaic narration and music. With the abandoned phenomena the video explores history and its relation with today. Abandoned can be seen as a window to the future.Read more >>
[08.08.2017 - 08.10.2017]Screening STAIRCASE
«A poignant short video in the Angola Pavilion by the young artist Binelde Hyrcan sums it up: Four young boys sit chest deep in holes in the sand, looking out to the sea, and they talk about the future. The littlest one in front is the limo driver, and the two in the back are the “big shots” arguing about who will have the better life. “I’m going to America,” one says, “and live in a building; you’re going to stay here and live in a house made of cans!»
- the Wall Street Journal.Read more >>
THINKING OF INVERTEBRATES (2017)
[06.06.2017 - 06.08.2017]Screening STAIRCASE8 September/
In the botanical gardens, a bank has sponsored a flowerbed and a telecommunications company a park bench, the historical greenhouse has been renovated with EU money. Indoors, a woman waters plant beds with a garden hose. I find the fungi growing on the rotten wood between the labelled plants most impressive. Some of the mushrooms look like small, soil-coated almond potatoes. One minuscule pale-yellow fungus, decorative like a hedgehog mushroom, is washed invisible with the pressure of the water from the hose. In the cactus room, a Stapelia grandiflora
is opening its buds. A dark squirrel hides hazelnuts from its cheek pouches into a plastic flowerpot by the building. Read more >>
[01.06.2017 - 10.09.2017]PROCESSwall / Café
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.
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.Read more >>
[04.04.2017 - 04.06.2017]STAIRCASE
Tiger Phased is a meditation about the standardization of the wild in video games. 300 tigers fight each other on territory and supremacy in the digital vastness of the game-editor view. On the auditory layer, two 12-tone sequences can be heard, which have the same tone height but are played at slightly different speed. From this interference, new melodies emerge and create a trance-like experience in the interplay with the images: The motion of the tigers, the highlighting in their fur at the moment of death and the music make the underlying rhythm of the game-engine aesthetically experienceable and unmask the complex simulation of the wild as standardization. Read more >>
[04.04.2017 - 21.05.2017]PROCESSwall / Café, Muusa
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.Read more >>
[03.03.2017 - 27.08.2017] WING, MEDIApoint
Born in Catalonia and living in Finland, Anna Estarriola is interested in the connections between visual and media art with performing arts and technology. She is both baffled and fascinated by human communication and behaviour and interested in the presence of bodies, images and matter. In Estarriola’s works, the viewer often comes face to face with a person, a creature or even an object, and is invited to contemplate both the helplessness and the magnificence of being.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
HISTORY BLEEDS UNDER YOUR FINGERNAILS – HISTORIA VALUU KYNSIEN ALTA (2016)
[31.01.2017 - 02.04.2017]STAIRCASE
a film piece | duration: 7 minutesRead more >>
MARBLE STAIRS (2013)
[03.01.2017 - 29.01.2017]STAIRCASE
A one-channel media work. Pori Art Museum deposit collections.Read more >>
[08.11.2016 - 29.01.2017]
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
[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?Read more >>
[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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
CRISIS OF PRESENCE
[16.09.2016 - 29.01.2017]Hall, WingIñaki 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. Read more >>
ILTAPäIVäN VäREJä – AFTERNOON COLOURS
[16.09.2016 - 02.11.2016]PROCESSwall Read more >>
WASTE NO. 3
[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 YliAnnalaRead more >>
[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...Read more >>
THE MARRIAGE (2015)
[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 entryRead more >>