Otsikko: Mike Kelley: Day Is Done & Grace Ndiritu: Grief: A Love Letter

Mike Kelley: Day Is Done & Grace Ndiritu: Grief: A Love Letter

This summer Pori Art Museum is exhibiting Mike Kelley’s movie Day is Done and Grace Ndiritu’s Grief: A Love Letter presented in the premises of a local art school. Kelley’s 2,5 hrs film is shown in the schools drawing hall, and Ndiritu’s billboard poster in the inner courtyard of the school building. Day Is Done (2005/2006), perceived as one of the seminal works of Kelley, is a carnivalesque music film, where traumas and suppressed memories come forth through archetypical situations. The central aspect of Grace Ndiritu’s work’s is a sentence (“Wherever you are I hope you have found peace.”) dedicated to Ndiritu’s late mother, as well as Mike Kelley (who departed in 2012).

Mike Kelley (1954-2012) was one of the major American artists of our time, whose versatile practice has influenced artists as well as the directions of contemporary art widely from the 1980’s onwards. Grace Ndiritu is a British-Kenyan contemporary artist who works with performance, installation, textile art and moving image. Ndiritu has also attended to the theme of museum institution through texts, exhibitions and publications.

Opening hours
24.–30.6. Monday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1.–14.7. Wednesday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
15.–21.7. Monday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission

Please note that access to the Mike Kelley: Day is Done exhibit is by stairs only. Grace Ndiritu: Grief: A Love Letter is on display in the courtyard of the art school.

In the image a character dressed in red.

Mike Kelley: Day Is Done, still from a video (Image: Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles)

In the image persons are in front of a billboard that has the work of Ndiritu and the sentence: Wherever you are I hope you have found piece.

Grace Ndiritu: Grief: A Love Letter (2023) Birmingham (All About Love -commission, BUILDHOLLYWOOD).

Event information

24.06.2024 - 21.07.2024
Pori Art School, Gallen-Kallelankatu 10, Pori