Alternativa 2011

Alternativa 2011

Wyspa Institute of Art

Fundacja Wyspa Progress
Doki 1
80-958 Gdańsk

Opening party: May 28, 2010 7pm
Exhibition on view
29 May–30 September 2011

Located in the legendary Gdansk Shipyard, where the workers' strikes of 1980 began the process of the disintegration of the Communist bloc, Alternativa looks at the atmosphere of political momentum and its possibilities. Alternativa aims to investigate the ways in which contemporary art intersects with the political. It seeks diverse modes of knowing and is searching for a performative, affectual apparatus through which we can explore possible ways of existing in contemporaneity. For the exhibitions and events, the newly renovated spectacular space, Hall 90B, is made available along with Wyspa's and Modelarnia's own spaces.

The Summer 2011 programme will materialise in two exhibitions.

Labour and Leisure is a project encompassing that other side of labouring or what is out of sight of the typical representation of the work or worker. It seeks interest in stagnation, spare time and its uses, dreams and phantasies, false identities, forms of survival, frustrations of engagement and failures of transformation.

Artists: Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum, Kalle Brőllin, Jane Cheadle, Maureen Connor, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Kőken Ergun, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Hiwa K, Grzegorz Klaman, Zbigniew Kosycarz, Kasia Krakowiak, Joanna Malinowska, Ekta Mittal & Yashaswini Raghunandan, Ines Moreira, Jacek Niegoda, Cora Piantoni, Konrad Pustoła, Jadwiga Sawicka, Dominika Skutnik, Marek Sobczyk, Łukasz Surowiec, Michał Szlaga, Pilvi Takala, Milica Tomić, Anna Reinert, Zorka Wollny & Anna Szwajgier, Mariusz Waras, Julita Wójcik, and Artur Żmijewski.

The project is curated by Aneta Szylak in collaboration with Maks Bochenek as curatorial assistant. The exhibition reader is edited by Krzysztof Gutfrański.

Estrangement: At the very core of the project there is the question of the circulation of cultural forms. The idea of considering the notion in this way arises at the intersection of the poetics of Shklovsky-a representative of Russian formalism-and the Arabic term taqseem, which means both musical improvisation and mathematical division. Found forms and 'everydayness' are points of entry into the way the project takes shape and disintegrates. 'Estrangement' works with various elements that do not seem to be connected then places them under observation and sometimes sets them to work.

Artists: Sherko Abbas, Shirwan Can & Horen Gharib, Shirwan Fatih, Gaylan Abdullah Ismail, Maryam Jafri, Hiwa K, Poshiya Kakil, Hüseyin Karakaya, Anton Kats, Reben Majeed, Rozhgar Mahmud Mustafa, Mattias Olofsson, Sener Ozmen, Diary Muhammad Osman, Joanna Rajkowska, Avan Sidiq, Cengiz Tekin and Knutte Wester.

Estrangement is curated by Aneta Szylak and Hiwa K. The exhibition reader is edited by Francesca Recchia.

Flip Side at Kunsthalle Lissabon

Pilvi Takala:
Flip Side
Kunsthalle Lissabon
27.5. - 2.7.2011

Opening 26.7. at 10 pm

Kunsthalle Lissabon is pleased to present Flip side, Pilvi Takala's first solo show in Portugal. Flip side will feature two recent works of the artist, The Messengers (2008) and the critically acclaimed Real Snow White (2009).
Through these two pieces, Flip side will look at the mechanisms that underly the construction of public personas, either a Disney-owned character that becomes too tangible, thus escaping the corporation control over collective subjectivities and associated profit, or a Croatian celebrity whose life and actions are defined and understood inasmuch as they are perceived and mediated through gossip magazines. In both cases, these figures are nothing more than fictional constructions, one becoming too real for fictional standards and the other appearing too fictional for reality standards.

Kunsthalle Lissabon
Rua Rosa Araújo 7-9
1250-194 Lisboa - Portugal

Utan titel (video) at Skånes konstförening

Utan titel (video)
Opening 27.5. 17-21.
Exhibition on view until 23.6.
wed-fri 14-18, sat-sun 13-16

Participating artists:
Sonja Lillebæk Christensen (DK), Pilvi Takala (FI), Jacob Taekker (DK), Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (IS), Debbora Elgholm (SE), Alessandra Bergamasch (BR), Jan Hakon Erichsen (NO), Maria Lusitano (Portugal), Morten Dysgaard (DK), Kaia Hugin (NO), Morgan Schagerberg (SE), Petter Ballo (NO), Mette Hansen (SE), Cao Guimarães & O Grivo (BR), Henrik Lund Jørgensen (DK) och Shirin Sabahi (IR).

Cao Guimaraes & O Grivo (BR) 27/5, 3/6, 10/6, 16/6, 22/6
Maria Lusitano (Portugal) 28/5, 4/6, 11/6, 17/6, 23/6
Henrik Lund Jørgensen (Denmark) 29/5, 5/6, 12/6, 18/6
Shirin Sabahi (Iran) 1/6, 9/6, 15/6, 19/6

Curated by Per Brunskog

Skånes Kunstförening
Bragegatan 15
Malmö, Sweden

Prix Night with Pilvi Takala

Prix Night with Pilvi Takala | 19 May, 20.00 hrs. Free entrance

SMART Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 111
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prix Nights are organised as part of the Prix de Rome 2011 Visual Arts Exhbition. Please join us on the 19 May for a Prix Night with Pilvi Takala, Fl, 1981, who was recently described as ‘a rule breaker’ by Elena Filipovic. Pilvi Takala introduces her prolific practice and presents recent works.

Pilvi Takala will be in conversation with visual artist and former Prix de Rome jury member Tiong Ang who is this year's curator of Kaap, an exhibition of contemporary art consisting of new work made for the whole family which will open on the 29th of May at Fort Ruigenhoek close to Utrecht. Pilvi Takala participates in this exhibition with a challenging new installation providing a large amount of two euro coins as building material for children.

Prix de Rome exhibition at SMART

Prix de Rome 2011 Visual Arts Exhibition
SMART Project Space
8 May - 24 July 2011

Opening reception 7 May 2011, 19.00 hrs

The Prix de Rome exhibition features new work by the four shortlisted artists, Priscila Fernandes, Ben Pointeker, Pilvi Takala and Vincent Vulsma, shown alongside works from the long list nominees Gwenneth Boelens, Mark Boulos, Petra Stavast, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Guido van der Werve and Katarina Zdjelar.

Opening reception 7 May 2011, 19.00 hrs | Afterparty with Aardvarck + Juha - 03....00 hrs.
Celebrate in the company of former PdR artists twisting tunes - Desiree Dolron, Jan van de Pavert, Thomas Manneke, Claire Harvey + Nicoline van Harskamp, Jozef van der Heijden, David Haines and Una Henry. Followed by Amsterdam phenomena Aardvarck and Juha - till late!

The winning artist will be announced at a celebratory event on 9th June 2011. The Prix de Rome award is €85,000 with €45,000 going to the winner, €20,000 to the second prize and €10,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The winner will be decided by a jury whose members are, Pedro Cabrita Reis (Artist); Sung Hwan Kim (Artist); Wendelien van Oldenborgh (Artist); Silke Otto – Knapp (Artist); Adam Szymczyk (Curator, writer, Director Kunsthalle Basel); Els van Odijk (Director Rijksakademie, Secretary Prix de Rome): the jury is chaired by Hendrik Driessen (Director of Museum De Pont in Tilburg).

SMART Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105-113
NL-1054 PD Amsterdam

Scream - an exhibition about fear at Vestfossen kunstlabratorium

Scream - an exhibition about fear
7.5. - 2.10.2011
Vestfossen kunstlabratorium

Arne Borgan (NO), Ella Tillema (SE), Emil Holmer (SE), Erik Olofsen (NL), Fredrik Strid (SE), Heli Ryhänen (FIN), Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (DEN), Joakim Allgulander (SE), Jonas Livröd (SE), Jukka Korkeila (FIN), Jukka Vikberg (FIN), Jyrki Riekki (FIN), Lars Brunström (SE), Leif Holmstrand (SE), Marco Evaristti (DEN), Marcus Copper (FIN), Mathias Kristersson (SE), Matti Kalkamo (FIN), Michael Kirkham (ENG), Mikael Ericsson (SE), Nadja Bournonville (SE), Pilvi Takala (FIN), Ragnhild Ohma (NO), Ricard (SE), Roland Person (SE), Sverre Bjertnæs (NO), Thale Vangen (NO), Tilda Lovell (SE), Veronica Brovall (SE), Volker Sieben (D)

Curator: Göran Green
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
Fabrikkgata 11
3320 Vestfossen

The Return Of The Losers at Kalmar konstmuseum

The Return Of The Losers
Kalmar konstmuseum

Kjersti Andvig (NO), Páll Haukur Björnsson (ISL), Conny Blom (SE), Alessandra Di Pisa (SE), Sara-Vide Ericson (SE), Klas Eriksson (SE), Ivan Galuzin (NO), Tamar Guimaraes (DK), Gustav Hellberg (SE), Eva Isleifsdottir (ISL), Elin Magnusson (SE), Jumana Manna (NO) & Roxy Fahrat (SE), NUG (SE), Hanna Ojamo (SF), Kristian Skylstad (NO), Pilvi Takala (SF), Sören Thilo Funder (DK), Theis Wendt (DK), Danh Vo (DK) and YKON.

Curator: Martin Schibli

Kalmar konstmuseum
SE 392 33 Kalmar
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