Pilvi Takala: Fear Cure December 2, 2010 - extended until February 11, 2011
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11.00 - 17.00; Saturdays: December 4, 2010 and January 15, 2011
Location: De Inkijk (Corner of Ruysdaelkade / Stadshouderskade, Amsterdam)
SKOR is proud to present Fear Cure, a new video by Finnish artist Pilvi Takala made from a collection of her visits to NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) coaches in an attempt to be cured of her fear of swine flu and the impending flu epidemic. The work brings to the foreground how NLP methodologises the reorganization of human perception and physiological responses through altering associative imagery in the subconscious mind.
Fear Cure was produced as part of Prologues for SKOR’s debut in the series of symposia Actors, Agents and Attendants: Speculations for the Cultural Organisations of Civility, held on October 29 and 30 October, 2010 in Felix Meritis.
Admission fee (including publication) €5; with reduction pass €3; weekend pass €6; children up to 12 years free of charge
At the Rijksakademie, artists from all over the world work on research and experiment, production and presentation. For more information about the Rijksakademie, please visit www.rijksakademie.nl
Culture(s) of Copy
An exhibiton for art and copy
26 November 2010 - 20 Februar 2011
at Edith Russ Site for Media Art
Opening: Thursday, 25 November 2010, 7 p.m.
Press conference: Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 2 p.m.
Culture(s) of Copy is about the phenomenon of the copy as a global cultural strategy. The discussion of intellectual property, as it has already been treated in diverse ways, is only one angle from which one can approach the topic. The ‘copy’ here is understood positively as a remake, a cultural translation and an achievement (“You have to copy a master to become a master”, “The best way to appreciate a master is to copy him”). The phenomenon of the copy is seen as a rewarding opportunity to understand and reflect on cultural differences beyond the rather poor terms of a dichotomy of East and West.
Edith Russ Site for Media Art
Curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
September 24-26, 2010
112 Water Street
DUMBO Brooklyn New York
Real Snow White in the Faunautica screening on Fri 24th at 8 pm
"Annex 6. The Politics of the Invisible Hand"
Participating artists: Milijana Babic (Rijeka), Phil Collins (Berlin/Glasgow), Johnson & Johnson (Tallinn), Flo Kasearu (Tallinn), OÜ Visible Solutions (Tallinn), R.E.P. group (Kiev), Pilvi Takala (Amsterdam/Helsinki), Sener Özmen & Erkan Özgen (Istanbul) and Katarina Zdjelar (Belgrade/Rotterdam).
Curator: Rael Artel
The exhibition "Annex 6. The Politics of the Invisible Hand" is a contributing part of this year's ART IST KUKU NU UT festival that in itself is a preparation and run-up to next year's festival. The subjective study of the contemporary art scene in Tartu, a publication accompanying the project, maps the positions and movements, visions and structures in Tartu as a certain point in time and space. However, the exhibition that forms an annex to this study has a somewhat broader relationship with the topic. The goal is to review and analyze the socio-economic situation that is the inevitable background system for a contemporary cultural production. The work that paves the way for new nuggets of knowledge and cognitive nuances has been performed with the means offered by contemporary art and the study group is composed of a selection of artists who are active in Europe and treat the surrounding environment with a sharp eye. Main working methods include (self-)ironic distancing, demonstrative gestures and ambivalent images of comparison from life itself.
This exhibition "Annex 6. The Politics of the Invisible Hand" has no strict center or a certain leading narrative, it should rather be seen as the subjective selection of the various activity logics of "the invisible hand" and our responses to those movements. One must remember that "the invisible hand" that Adam Smith phrased and that became a metaphor for self-regulation in economics is indeed invisible, i.e. we do not see the hand, but rather the result of its action. True, in one case the artists managed to capture the hand on thermal camera, but there is still much unexplained in the hand's micro-movements. It directs, regulates and forces us to act in the ways it want. We are surrounded by the puppet theater of an invisible hand…
All works are penetrated by the parallel, crossing and penetrating topics that we can only start to articulate in keywords. The first topical direction is formed by works that reflect back specifically on the position of art and the artist, reflecting on the creative environment around them – they ridicule the principles of creative economy that the national cultural policy has adapted for them; make (self-)ironical remarks on the social position, survival means, working methods and "client relations"of the artist; visualize the problems of intellectual work. Doesn't it sound ridiculous, this direct, automatic and careless transfer of economic principles to the field of art and cultural production? Do we not talk too often about a mission instead of real income? Is being an artist more a matter of faith than anything else?
Another topical keyword might be the wanna-be mentality as a completely respectable road to a professional position, income, peace of mind. Artists depict – and perhaps secretly also ridicule – the attempts by themselves and other to be better than others, to be someone else, to imitate success and that winning mentality, to hide one's weaknesses, and to talk loudly of great successes. This portion of the works seems to outline this mental space that is filled with dominating values and is shaped by the media, employers, politicians and the entertainment industry. The locally grown neoliberal karaoke-capitalism, the foolish optimism that for years fed the economic boom, the faith in the infinite economic growth and the free market - aren't these the compensation mechanisms for various inferiority complexes that might require us to stop and look around with a (self-)critical eye?
One of the popular understandings of art considers art to be a mirror that should reflect life and reality around us. We wish to satisfy the desires of the greater masses and show our audiences a mirror – in this exhibition there are no myths, only reality itself! While the distortions might be great and the exhibition might seem like a carnival mirror, I feel confident in assuring that life in Tartu, Estonia and the former Eastern Europe really is that distorted and misshapen like a delirious nightmare. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
During the opening of the exhibition on Sept 8h, at 7 pm, a performance-product presentation by Visible Solutions LLC, and at 8 pm a screening of the "dünya dinlemiyor" ("the world won't listen") by Phil Collins will take place.
Y-Gallery Küütri 2,
Opening hours: Tu–Fr 11am–6pm, Sa 12am–4pm
Second Edition Cross-disciplinary Arts Festival
Flux/S – Drafts Establishing Future
9-12 September 2010
The second edition of the cross-disciplinary arts festival Flux/S will once again draw an international group of artists, architects, performers, dancers, writers and musicians to Strijp-S, the former Philips industrial site in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. During the space of four days, they will react to the possibilities and challenges of this new cultural heart of the city, by means of 35 installations, artistic and musical performances and interventions spread over 20,000 square metres of exhibition area and two hectares of outside space.
Tony Orrico | Alicia Framis | Martha Hjorth Jessen & Saygin Soher | Frank Bruggeman, Ernst vd Hoeven, Eric Roelen | Pilvi Takala | Telcosystems | David Maljkovic | Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk | Joost II Sickenga | Tom Hillewaere | Antoine Schmitt | Conditional Design | Emre Huner & Snode Vormgevers | Atomic + The Vandermark 5 | Samuel Beckett | Floris Schönfeld & Michaël Sewandono | Wolfgang Heiniger | Superflex | Klaske Oenema & Tom America | The Great Park & Preslav Literay School | Hiba Vink, Els Moors, Maartje Wortel | nb / Nicole Beutler Projects | Lunapark | Matt Bauer, Dana Falconberry & Matangi Kwartet | We Make Carpets | Chora Architecture and Urbanism
COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMME-INFORMATION ON www.flux-s.nl
September 4 - October 31, 2010
Opening: Sunday September 12 at 4 pm
The Exhibition Highlighted shows a selection of contemporary Finnish photography from the collection of the Dutch collectors Pieter and Marieke Sanders. For the first time at Nieuw Dakota a private collection is ‘highlighted’ in an exhibition. Highlighted is curated by Maarten Bertheux
With works by: IIkka Halso, Nanna Hänninen, Ari Kakkinen, Sandra Kantanen, Aino Kannisto, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä, Pekka Luuukkola, Susanna Majuri, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Mikko Sinervo, Santeri Tuori, Miklos Gaál and Pilvi Takala.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41b
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 11:00-19:00h
Saturday and Sunday 11:00-17:00
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome: Berlin
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome is an interdisciplinary project on the topics of contemporary mobility, tourism and migration, encompassing research, theory, practice, through workshops, seminars, conferences and art exhibitions in Italy, Romania, Lithuania and Germany in 2009 and 2010.
Opening and performances
Party at 3 Schwestern / Bethanien
28.08. – 10.10.2010
Ausstellung | Exhibition
Künstler | Artists: Isa Andreu / Timothy Moore, Alex Auriema, Federico Baronello, Ursula Biemann, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Raphaël Cuomo / Maria Iorio, Carsten Does / Gerda Heck, G-Lab, Daniel Gontz, Sandra Hetzl, Bettina Hutschek, J&K, Thomas Kilpper, Sara Kolster / Suzanne Valkenburg / Eefje Blankevoort, Emanuel Licha, Ives Maes, Plinio Avila Marquez, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Christoph Oertli, Joanne Richardson / David Rych, Romana Schmalisch, Société Réaliste, Pilvi Takala, Eugenio Tibaldi, Oraib Toukan
Marina Sorbello, Antje Weitzel
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Oranienstrasse 25, 10999 Berlin, www.ngbk.de
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, www.kunstraumkreuzberg.de
Öffnungszeiten | Opening hours
Täglich | Daily, 12:00 – 19:00, Do – Sa | Thur – Sa 12:00 – 20:00
For details on the programme of events
The book on the project is published by
TALKS AND LECTURES
“EXPANDED CONCEPT OF ART PRACTICE AND ART EDCATION”
26th of August – 8th of September 2010 / 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Belgrade City Library
31st of August – 7th of September 2010
Belgrade City Museum - Konak Kneginje Ljubice /
Palazzo Italia – Italian Cultural Institute / Cervantes Institute / Goethe-Institut /
Gallery SCC – Students Cultural Centre / Gallery Zvono / Gallery REMONT
“REAL PRESENCE 10”
25th of August – 8th of September 2010
Belgrade Heritage House
MKM – Magazine / Kulturni Front – GRAD /
Kazamati – Military Museum / Kalemegdan
Curated by: Dobrila Denegri and Biljana Tomic
In collaboration with:
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien · Kuvataideakatemia Helsinki ·
Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Nantes Métropole · Staatliche hochschule für bildende künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main · Intermedia Faculty of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest · Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv · Accademia di belle arti, Palermo · KHIO – Kunsthøgskolen, Oslo ·
KKH - The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm · ECAV - Ecole Cantonale d'art du Valais ·
Arts & Science Center / UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles · UCSB - University of California, Santa Barbara · Faculty of Visual Arts and University of Arts, Belgrade
REAL PRESENCE celebrates 10 years of activity with a dynamic program of exhibitions, performances, daily lectures and panels, involving about 100 artists, curators, directors of museums and fine art academies, as well as program of workshop with the participation of 150 young artists and art students from all over the world.
EXHIBITIONS > Participants: AUSTRIA: Leopold Kessler, Christian Mayer, Franz Kapfer, Catrine Bolt, Marlene Haring, Julia Weidner, Tamara Wilhelm, Steffi Schone; BELGIUM: Adrien Tirtiaux; B&H: Igor Bosnjak; CHINA: Yingmei Duan; DENMARK: Tue Greenfort; ESTONIA: Dagmar Kase; FINLAND: Pilvi Takala, Hans Rosenstrom, Anna Nykyri; FRY MACEDONIA: Anabela Angelovska; GERMANY: Tomas Saraceno, Dirk Fleishmann, Alexander Wolf, Cristiane Löhr, Christian Sievers, Barak Raiser, Swen-Erik Scheuerling; ISRAEL: Itamar Rose & Yossi Atia; ITALY: Michele Bazzana, “Alek.O”, Raffaella Crispino, MaraM, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Francesco Fonassi, Iacopo Seri, Valentina Miorandi, Elisabetta Alazraki, Giusy Pirotta, Giulia Casula, Alberto Gianfredda, Susanna Roda, Giuseppe Buffoli, Giorgio Benotto, Camilla Cazzaniga, Marco Chiesa, Serena Decarli, Andrea Carrara, Michele Mazzanti, Natascia Ferretti, Elisabetta Scalvini; JAPAN: Mihoko Ogaki, Gil Kuno, Zero Reiko Ishihara; MEXICO: Gaston Ramirez Feltrin; MONTENEGRO: Jelena Tomašević; NORWAY: Halvor Rønning; REPUBLIC OF SERBIA: Mirjana Stojadinovic, Ivana Smiljanic, Branislav Nikolic, Jovana Popic, Zorica Colic, Ivana Peric, Vesna Zarev, Zoran Vranesevic, Maja Radanovic, Jelena Pantovic, Maja Beganovic, Branko Miliskovic, Mica Stajicic, Vladimir Ivaz, Jovana Jovanovic, Marko Markovic, Sasa Tkacenko, Nina Simonovic, Vladimir Stojanovic, Lidija Delic, Nina Ivanovic, Bojana Stamenkovic, Smilja Ignjatovic, Bojan Jovanovic, Isidora Krstic, Katarina Radovic, Mihailo Vasiljevic, Smilja Ivetic; ROMANIA: Nicu Ilfoveanu; SLOVENIA: son:DA, Katja Majer; SPAIN: DETEXT (Raul Marinez & Valentin Duecac); SWEDEN: Malin Stahl; SWITZERLAND: Annatina Caprez, Philippe Bannwart, Marina Tomic; SOUTH AFRICA: Johan Thom THE NETHERLANDS: Arend Roelink; TURCHEY: Nezaket Ekici; UCRAINE: Katja Svirgunenko, USA: Christopher o’Leary and many more.
Open air cinema with short, surprising, funny, revolutionary and frightening short films, a cocktail bar, a barbecue and DJs and live interviews with the film makers.
With old work by the maker of Beavis and Butthead and three films from Finland: the minimalistic horror by Pekka Sassi (The Suburb Within), a failed attempt of Snow White to visit Disneyland (Pilvi Takala, The Real Snow White) and the indescribable, hilarious 18+ madness of Erkka Nissinen’s Vantaa.
Also: flash cameras in the mirror (Jasper Ellings, Flashing in the Mirror), a photographer that by accident makes a photo of a murder (Pivot, by the animation director André Bergs from Utrecht) and extra surprises.
Bar and BBQ open from 20:00, starting time for the films 21:00.
When the weather is bad, we will move to a nearby indoor screen.
There will be only organic meat on the BBQ and vegetarian options will also be available.
Date: Saturday 21 August 2010, 20:00 uur
Location: De Vechtclub, Brailledreef 9, Utrecht
Culture(s) of Copy/ 重復 重造 翻譯
Presented by Goethe-Institut Hongkong and Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst in collaboration with Hong Kong Film Archive
Exhibition opens at 7:00pm on 22.6.2010 (Tue) at Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
22.6. - 19.7.2010
Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive
Candice Breitz, Sven Drühl, Harun Farocki,Omer Fast, Anna Jermolaewa, 梁志和 + 黃志恆 Leung Chi Wo + Sara WONG, 邱黯雄 Qiu Anxiong, Cornelia Sollfrank, Pilvi Takala, 黃海昌 Wong Hoy Cheong, 徐震 Xu Zhen, 張培力 Zhang Peili
Ackbar Abbas, Sabine Himmelsbach, Birgit Hopfener, 姜珺 Jiang Jun, MAP Office (Laurent Gutierrez/ Valérie Portefaix), Michael Müller-Verweyen, 葉德晶 June Yap
Goethe-Institut Hongkong and Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany jointly present, in collaboration with Hong Kong Film Archive, the exhibition ‘Culture(s) of Copy’, a follow-up exhibition of the Institut’s ‘History Will Repeat Itself - Strategies of re-enactment in contemporary (media) art and performance’ (curated by KW Kunstwerke, Berlin, and Hartware, Dortmund) in 2008 and an earlier study of the Asian concept of ‘copy’, which was presented in the photo exhibition ‘Chinese Copy Art’ by Michael Wolf in 2007 at the Goethe-Institut Hongkong.
The exhibition ‘Culture(s) of Copy’ initiates from the exhibition that the Goethe-Institut Hongkong presented two years ago under the title ‘History Will Repeat Itself’. As that exhibition took a Western approach, we had in mind to follow up the topic with an exhibition from a perspective that involves Asia. It became clear that the term REPEAT should translate into COPY. ‘Culture(s) of Copy’ is about the phenomenon of the copy as a global cultural strategy. The discussion of intellectual property, as it has already been treated in diverse ways, is only one angle from which one can approach the topic. The ‘copy’ here is understood positively as a remake, a cultural translation and an achievement (“You have to copy a master to become a master”, “The best way to appreciate a master is to copy him”). The phenomenon of the copy is seen as a rewarding opportunity to understand and reflect on cultural differences beyond the rather poor terms of a dichotomy of East and West.
The works presented can be divided into different topics (’Archive’, ‘Theme Park’, ‘Claim of authenticity by media represented reality’, etc.). Some works use the stocks of art history. Existing artefacts of the economy or art are treated as an archive that one can make use of. The repetition of known formats and content is not for the sake of repetition, but for the sake of a new definition. The maxim of originality is thereby deliberately ignored – in the age of “copy and paste”, the creation of the NEW is bound by repetition, variation and cultural translation. Other themes include the process of copying itself and the relationship between context and content. Many of the works deal with the question of authenticity in a world in which reality is mediated mainly through the mass media.
Interestingly, languages are no exception. They don’t deliver what they are supposed to do: to find a title for this exhibition that is applicable to both the English language as well as the Chinese language proved to be nearly impossible. Words don’t copy, they translate.
The exhibition will later in the year be shown at Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany from November 27, 2010 – February 2011.
6 june - 28 august 2010
Ton Schuttelaar, Jeroen Bosch, Lizan Freijsen, Daan Samson, Julika Rudelius, Pilvi Takala and Hugo Schuitemaker
With Applied Reality, Heden gets artists together for whom everyday reality not only is a source of inspiration, but apparently also at the same moment the artwork itself. Whether this reality does concern your own personal life, the wondrous world of advertising and corporate business, or something you come across in the street: the artworks at this exhibition very much resemble a reality which you also, and especially, will find outside the art world. Not applied art, but reality applied.
BUCHAREST BIENNALE 4
On Producing Possibilities
21 May – 25 July 2010
Opening/preview day: 20 May 2010
HANDLUNG. ON PRODUCING POSSIBILITIES
BB4 takes the ambiguity of the German term "Handlung" – that is impossible to translate in all its levels of meaning, but it is somehow located between action, activity, agency and participation, but at the same time it could also mean story or even narration – as a starting point to examine diverse practices, which are proposing various forms of action. BB4 attempts to scrutinize and to exhaust the promise – that might just be a supposition – of art taking place in the public sphere and is it thus creating possibilities for (political) action or does the artwork itself has already inherited this moment of action? Therefore, the exhibition rather tries to articulate questions and suggests different prospects than to formulate answers. BB4 will show artistic projects that deal with direct involvement in actions, participation and public space as well as community based art, but also works that are based on questioning, correcting and subverting history and historiography form, among others, a central point. The biennial aims to intensify the interaction with the urban and political context in Bucharest by inviting participants from different fields.
Felix Vogel (b. 1987) is researcher and curator. Studies in art history, media theory, philosophy and aesthetics at HfG Karlsruhe and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His research and curatorial practice is focused on the relations between aesthetics and the social sphere. Consequently, he is interested in areas linked to activism, gender, historical avant-gardes as well as participative architecture. In 2008 he edited two books for One Star Press (Paris): "Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil: Fin de représentation" and "Lia Perjovschi: Sense." and has written for different magazines, among others PAVILION, Cura, Displayer and AFI. Felix Vogel gave lectures in institutions such as Index (Stockholm), Evento (Bordeaux) and PAVILION UNICREDIT (Bucharest). He taught workshops and seminars at HEAD Geneva, Free Academy Bucharest and 1.Curatorial Symposium Sofia/Plovdiv. Felix Vogel lives and works in Berlin.
The curator of BB4 has selected 37 participants/artists from 19 countries, who will show works produced between 1935 and 2010 and some of them specially for BUCHAREST BIENNALE.
Magnus Bärtås (SE)
Martin Beck (AT)
Kalle Brolin (SE)
Pablo Bronstein (AR/UK)
Kaucyila Brooke (US/AT)
Elena Ciobanu (RO)
Stefan Constantinescu (RO/SE)
Claudia Cristóvaõ (AO/NL)
Angela Ferreira (MZ/PT)
Field Work / Nis Rømer & Lise Skou (DK)
Zachary Formwalt (US/NL)
Andrea Geyer (DE/US)
Charlotte Ginsborg (UK)
Ion Grigorescu (RO)
Sabrina Gschwandtner (AT/US)
Nicoline van Harskamp (NL)
Marcel Iancu (RO)
Maryam Jafri (PK/DK)
Alexander Kluge (DE)
Christine Meisner (DE)
Asier Mendizabal (ES)
Stina Östberg (SE)
Olivia Plender (UK) & Unnar Örn (IS)
Emily Roysdon (US)
Fia-Stina Sandlund (SE)
Lina Selander (SE)
Société Réaliste (FR/HU)
Åsa Sonjasdotter (NO)
Pilvi Takala (FI/NL)
The Otolith Group (UK)
Fereshteh Toosi (IR)
Lan Tuazon (PH)
Florin Tudor & Mona Vatamanu (RO)
Judi Werthein (AR)
Nordic Art Triennieal
Eskilstuna Art Museum
Artists: Nanna Debois Buhl (DK), Kevin Lytsen & Jonas Smedegaard
Buus (DK), Emil Westman Hertz (DK), Sofie Hesselholdt & Vibeke Mejlvang (DK), Jette
Hye Jin Mortensen (DK), Amel Ibrahimovic (DK), IC-98 (FI), Matti Kujasalo (FI), Santeri
Tuori (FI), Elina Merenmies (FI), Miikka Vaskola (FI), Pilvi Takala (FI), Lotte Konow Lund
(NO), Morten Viskum (NO), Gunnar H. Gundersen (NO), Sverre Bjertnes (NO), Per Barclay
(NO), Per Inge Bjørlo (NO), Ásmundur Ásmundsson (IS), Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir (IS), Huginn
Þór Arason (IS), Annika Ström (SE), Tilda Lovell (SE), Erik Jeor (SE), Patrik Aarnivaara (SE),
Tamar Guimarães(SE), Carl Hammoud (SE)
Curators: Inger Marie Hahn Møller (DK), Katherine Bolt Rasmussen (DK), Ilona Anhava (FI), Kari Immonen (FI),
Michael O’Donnell (NO), Ina Johannesen (NO), Ólafur Gíslason (IS), Göran Christenson (SE), Elena Tzotzi (SE)
SE-633 42 Eskilstuna
016-710 13 69
For one night, Paradiso will transform itself into a Palace of Fine Arts, including installations,
performances, videos and music. In other words: Palais Paradiso exhibits Fine Art LIVE.
With projects of:
DJ LONELY & BABA ELECTRONICA
Jochem van der Spek
Melanie Bonajo & Joseph Marzolla
Vincent Boschma & Sonsostruct~
See for more information and timetable www.palaisparadiso.nl
Doors open: 19.30 hrs
Start programme: 20.00 hrs
And the moral of the story is…
March 18-20, 2010
Curated by Zoë Gray
An extract from the eponymous non-stop film program that took place February 4-7, 2010, as part of the year-long Morality project at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
Fazla Mesai / Overtime Work
March 4 to April 30
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Sanat Merkezi
Mithatpasa cad. 1087 Güzelyalı, Izmir
Alp Ilyas Klanten
Artist talk with
Gökçe Erhan, Esra Okyay, Mark Brogan and Elmas Deniz
March 6 at 14:00
Sat 13th 8 pm
Berlin Mitte, Christinenstraße 18
Urban Research has been a successful program both at Directors Lounge Festival and in screenings in London, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen, Dordrecht, St. Petersburg and Berlin. International artists present their vision of public space and urban landscapes. How is the condition of the public realm connected with urban space? Can we talk about urbanity as a common figure in urban life at all? Has public space been replaced by the electronic virtual spaces? Or, has public place been bounded, forcefully homogenized and “pacified” by surveillance and private security forces? Are there new developments, definitions and uses that make “public space” lively again? Artists find challenging views and concepts, or more importantly, they question anew the common concepts of urbanity.
UR1 Urban Research | Tomorrow, Night and Day
In the Aboriginal tradition “Dreamtime” is the ancient time of the myths. However, in Western concepts, the waking dreams in cities rather manifest a possible future, something that has the potential to become manifest from its yet virtual possibilities. According to Walter Benjamin, the day-dreaming of popular myths discloses potentials of future changes; and following those principles, the Situationists propagated dérive, the aimless strolling in the city as a cure against the false desires of the society of spectacle. The artists in this Urban Research program use vernacular, mundane urban settings and landscapes for their dreaming and imaginative shifts from the ordinary and expected. They may be read as much more than just a happy visual game.
Wolf D. Schreiber DE The Great Art Swindle 3min 30sec 2009
Steven Ball UK Aboriginal Myths of South London 10min 30sec 2010
Pilvi Takala FI Easy Rider 4min 25sec 2006
Joe Merrell UU Tomorrow Never Comes 4min 15sec 2009
Elena Näsänen FI Drive 9min 15sec 2003
Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley UK Fallout 9min 27sec 2010
Maarit Suomi-Väänänen FI Jalkeilla Taas (Up And About Again) 10min 49sec 2009
Gerard Freixes Ribera ES Alone – AislaDO 3min 20sec 2007
Henry Gwiazda US Claudia and Paul 5:05 p.m. 6min 38sec 2008
Yaron Lapid UK Night Meter 4min 23sec 2000
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne DE Encoded 5min 30sec 2008
Anders Weberg SW Elsewhereness:Yokohama 7min 00sec 2008
Pilvi Takala FI Amusement Park 1min 00sec 2001
And the moral of the story is…
4 days of non-stop film / Morality Act III
4 – 7 February 2010
Open 24 hours/day: from Wednesday 3 February at 23:59 to Sunday 7 February at 23:59
Morality is Witte de With's year-long leitmotiv, defining an assemblage of projects subdivided into several acts. They include six group exhibitions, a symposium, performance program, publication and web platform. Act III is the film cycle titled And the moral of the story is…
This curated program presents moral tales as told by artists and film-makers through the medium of the moving image. The films range from mainstream to art-house movies, from technically complex works with elaborate scripts and settings to hand-held, "homemade" films. Due to the ease of its digital production, reproduction and distribution (legal or otherwise), film is now a ubiquitous medium. Used and abused in the form of propaganda, or employed more subtly to reinforce (and undermine) dominant modes of thinking in society, film is one of the most sophisticated ways to transmit a moral message or explore a moral question.
Featuring works by AES+F, Fikret Atay, Sven Augustijnen, Yael Bartana, Guy Ben-Ner, Rossella Biscotti, Mark Boulos, Olaf Breuning, k r buxey, Heather Burnett, Chim↑Pom, Sunah Choi, Chto Delat/What is to be done?, Martha Colburn, Phil Collins, Joost Conijn, Stefan Constantinescu, Keren Cytter, Jeremy Deller, , Nathalie Djurberg, Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki, Cyprien Gaillard, Johan Grimonprez, Ivan Grubanov, Alfredo Jaar, Christian Jankowski, Job Koelewijn, Florence Lazar, Erik van Lieshout, Renzo Martens, Gustav Metzger, Valérie Mréjen, Ciprian Muresan, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Adrian Paci, Julika Rudelius, Masaharu Sato, Deborah Stratman, Pilvi Takala, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Artur Żmijewski…
Curated by Zoë Gray, assisted by Hessel de Ronde
Witte de With
Center for Contemporary Art
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 411 0144
Time: Wednesday 13h January 6-8 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Academy of Fine Arts, Kaikukatu 4
Ahmet Ogut works with a broad range of media including video, photography,
installation, drawing and printed media. His work often borrows from the
experience of everyday life, which he observes and then amplifies and alters
to expose its many contradictions. He weaves reality and fiction, success
and failure, human tragedies and comedies to explore the failings and gaps
of political and social structures.
Pilvi Takala works with narrative forms such as video, artist books and
performance. Her work is based on subtle interventions in specific social
settings, such as a work place, a local cafe or shopping mall. By breaking
the rules in a subtle but constructive way Takala's actions reveal, question
and eventually reinvent shared truths.
Artists featured in the exhibition are Adel Abidin, Elina Brotherus, Minna L. Henriksson, Gun Holmström, Laura Horelli, Hannu Karjalainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Pia Lindman, Robert Lucander, Kirsi Mikkola, Pilvi Takala and Kristiina Uusitalo.
Finnish artists have always travelled to Europe to further their studies and to work. Finland is a remote country, where the art scene developed fairly late and could not provide a livelihood to very many artists. Leaving home was a natural and sometimes necessary option.
Today, the "hot spots" of art move at an ever-increasing rate as artists constantly search for new things. Europe’s Mecca of art is currently Berlin, where there are also dozens of Finnish artists.
Travelling elsewhere is not the only way of being international, however: it can also consist of exchange, networking and hospitality. Artists’ residences have sprung up all over the world, Finland included: communities where artists from different countries work side by side.
– What is it like to work in an international setting? Why have Finnish artists left their homeland, and what does Finnishness mean to them? What is the price of internationality?
The exhibition is produced by the Finnish Art Society.