Lost & Found Poisoned

Lost & Found Poisoned
Friday 18 December

Especially for L&F, a VENOMOUS VISUAL ARTIST arrives from INNSBRUCK, packing his PROTOTYPE of a LUCID PHANTOM MESSENGER. An ARCHITECT will recycle PLASTIC WASTE CLOGGED IN THE PACIFIC into an ISLAND. Outlines for the QUALITY OF AN EXHIBITION SPACE will be weighed. A TREE is INJECTED trough a HOUSE. And meanwhile, a POLICE OFFICER visits SCENES OF TOXIC CRIMES, while somewhere else, someone else goes UNDERCOVER AT AN ACCOUNTANT FIRM. And the FAMILY PONDMAN sings accounts of death by poisoning from Verdi’s IL TROVATORE!

Doors open 20.30, Start programme 21.00
Theatrum Anatomicum
Nieuwmarkt 4
Cover charge €9


Radio interview with Wim Noordhoek

This english and dutch inteview was broadcasted in De Avonden on Radio 6 on Monday 7th of December.
You can listen to the 3 hour program here, the interview starts 2 hours 22 minutes into the program.

RijksakademieOPEN 2009

RijksakademieOPEN 2009
28 / 29 November
11 a.m. - 7 p.m

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the RijksakademieOPEN 2009. This year taking place over the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Rijksakademie in Amsterdam is an international research and production place for talented, professional artists from all over the world. The Rijksakademie also organises the Prix de Rome, keeps historical and contemporary art collections and makes them accessible through publications and presentations via the Expertise Center.

Participating resident artists this year are: Papa Adama, Giorgio Andreotta Caló, Marika Asatiani, Pim Blokker, Melanie Bonajo, Milena Bonilla, Arie Bouman, Harald den Breejen, Francisco Camacho, Yaima Carrazana Ciudad, Dina Danish, Alexandra Demenkova, LucFosther Diop, Willehad Eilers, Zachary Formwalt, Anna Franceschini, Alistair Frost, Miklos Gaál, Lotte Geeven, John Gerrard, Rumiko Hagiwara, Nicoline van Harskamp, David Hominal, Sharon Houkema, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Lev Ilizirov, Go Eun Im, Sophia Janatti, Frank Koolen, Sabina Maria van der Linden, Annick Lizein, Marius Lut, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Brígida Mendes, Charlotte Mouwens, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Antoinette Nausikaa, Alice Nikitinova, Maarten Overdijk, Gino Saccone, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Pilvi Takala, Derk Thijs, Leonid Tsvetkov, Philippe Van Wolputte, Ola Vasiljeva, Sarah Verbeek, Marianne Vierø, Coralie Vogelaar, Andy Wauman, Marjolijn de Wit, Guy Wouete Lotchouang, Jian Yang, Koinuma Yoshiyuki, Nina Yuen, Itay Ziv.

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Sarphatistraat 470, NL-1018 GW Amsterdam
Tel. +31(0)20 5270 300


The Trainee returns to Kiasma

Pilvi Takala: The Trainee
Studio K
18.11.2009 - 17.1.2010

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2, FIN-00100
Helsinki, Finland


New Website!

New website is up with video previews!


Real Snow White

Pilvi Takala
“Real Snow White”
08. 09. – 18. 09. 2009

Opening: 08 September 2009, Tuesday

Time: 19.00 – 21.00

Place: Beyoğlu İş Merkezi

The September exhibition of MASA, by Pilvi Takala, will take place at the entrance of Beyoğlu İş Merkezi. The artist will present a video taken from her performance in Disneyland Paris.

Pilvi Takala often undergoes modest acts that are designed to disrupt daily life in semi-public locations. She generally records these acts with hidden cameras and edits them to share with her audience. This time, the artist embodies the main character of “Snow White and she Seven Dwarves”; a well known figure, created by Brothers Grimm and filmed by Disney in 1937, when it became one of Disney’s most important characters. Takala attempts to enter Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney), one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe, while wearing the exact copy of the costume used by the “Real Snow White” inside the amusement park.

Pilvi Takala was born in 1981. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (MFA) in 2006. Her previous works have been displayed in solo exhibitions in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb; Ellen de Brujne Projects, Amsterdam; Galeria Noua, Bucharest. She also took part in the 9th Istanbul Biennale and is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie, in Amsterdam.

"As an extension that excludes art created for the system, as an environment that aims to compose an area with no boundaries for the Artist, MASA welcomes everyone!”


Beyoğlu İş Merkezi
İstiklal cad.
No: 361-365
T: +90 212 293 88 54
M: +90 532 647 59 78





HIAP Project Room

22 April – 8 May 2009

Tue 10am - 6pm, Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm

Opening reception on Tuesday 21 April 4 - 6pm. Welcome!

Pilvi Takala (b.1981, Helsinki) shows two works realized in 2008: The Messengers (installation) and The Angels (video). The Messengers is an installation created during Takala’s residency in Zagreb (2007/08), funded by FRAME. It is an intervention into Croatian media, more accurately a magazine called Story, specialising in celebrity news and gossip, and its fixation with local celebrity Vlatka Pokos. The basis of the piece is the idea of inverted gossip. Gossip can be any small detail about the life of someone famous as long as it portrays the person in a negative light. Instead of spreading juicy gossip, Takala sets out to report pieces of insignificant but positive acts whose value in scandalous terms is nil, yet when performed by a celebrity become newsworthy. These absurd little news items create a ‘rupture’ in the traditional tabloid formula through their lack of sensation and by being nothing more than a slightly naïve testament to people caring about each other.

The Angels (2008) investigates the illusion of safety and perfection in a highly controlled public space. Dressed as a shop assistant the artist performs bonafide acts of kindness, which could also be perceived as suspicious.

Takala’s residency was part of an exchange project organized between HIAP, FRAME and Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic.


The Trainee at Dolores/ Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Welcome to the opening on February 28 at 5 pm!
the show runs until the 4th of April.

The Trainee - Pilvi Takala

Imagine yourself in your (extremely) (boring) daily office job. Like you do every morning, you enter the big office (located in an area of the city which is easily reachable both by car and public transport) through the main entrance - greeting the hostess at the same time as you enter your access code to grant yourself access to the office area.

On your way to your own desk you spot a new girl. Although she wears her hair somewhat alternatively she does look quite ambitious with those neat trousers and that jacket.

On your first way (of many to come that day) to the coffee machine you see the new girl sitting at a desk. The desk has nothing on it - no computer, and not even papers or a pen. The girl is sitting behind the desk and appears to be in deep thought.

Back at your own desk you inquire about the girl with your colleagues. It turns out that her name is Johanna and that she is the new trainee. Why she doesn't have a computer is also quite a mystery to your colleagues.

On your second way to the coffee machine (or maybe it's the water cooler this time) you spot the trainee still without a computer - and still heavily contemplating. You decide to speak up to her: "What are you working on?", you ask. "I'm doing some brainwork", she answers. Flabbergasted you continue your ways.

Back at your desk you realize that it's also your responsibility to guarantee the future of the company, and therefore to make sure that the trainees from your company mirror the well being of this company in their future occupations. You decide to send an email with a complaint to your manager.

The last time you go and fetch some coffee for that day you meet up with some colleagues from Finance. They too have seen a new trainee sporting some awkward (to say the least) behavior...

The Trainee, 2008 - a video installation by Pilvi Takala.

Pilvi Takala (Finland, 1981) has shown her work at the 2005 Istanbul Biennale, and more recently at Frac des Pays de La Loire in Nantes, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, and the Turku Art Museum. Some of her recent groupshows inculde: the 5th Berlin Biennial, Kunsthalle Helsinki, and the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center. Currently she is a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

This exhibition was made possible by Frascati.

Curated by Joris Lindhout

The gallery is open from Tuesday till Saturday from 13:00 to 18:00, and on the first Sunday of the month from 14:00 to 17:00.

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Rozengracht 207A
1016 LZ, Amsterdam

Performance at MIHAN

photo:Regina Kelaita

performance at "Mostly It Happens At Night", Flatstation on February 26th

I called Pentecost Revival Church International 24-hour Prayer Warriors and asked for a prayer on my issue.

Mostly It Happens At Night 19.2.-28.2.




19.02.09 - 28.02.09

Artists: Marcel van den Berg, Daniela Bershan & Jonas Ohlsson, Maurice Bogaert, Constant Dullaart, Quinsy Gario, Regina Kelaita, Anne Schiffer and Pilvi Takala

From 19 February on, Mostly It Happens At Night presents art, films, music, performances and a nice meal every night at Flatstation. All of this will culminate in a Bijlmer style party on Saturday 28 February. Join us at Florijn 42 in the Bijlmer or on the Internet: mihan.flatstation.nl

The project is an experiment and research on how artists present art works in physical and virtual space with the Bijlmer and its countless visible and invisible networks, nationalities and constant changes, as the starting point of their works.

Mostly It Happens At Night is the first FLAT Project by guest curator Maaike Gouwenberg in collaboration with Sandra van Dongen.

This project is financially supported by: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, SNS Reaalfonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland.

FLATSTATION: Florijn 42, 1102 BA Amsterdam, flatstation.nl For more information please contact: Maaike Gouwenberg on 0031(0)614184486 or mgouwenberg@gmail.com