|Meriç Algün Ringborg, Harry plays the saxophone,|
from the series Which no one will ever see, 2012
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Meriç Algün Ringborg, Olof Olsson, Pilvi Takala, Erdem Taşdelen
November 17 – December 24, 2012
NON is proud to present Incremental Change, a group exhibition bringing together works by Meriç Algün Ringborg, Olof Olsson, Pilvi Takala and Erdem Taşdelen. The works presented in the exhibition explore the notion of agency in the face of external social forces and constraints, probing the limits of willful self-change via different methodologies. Through their varying approaches to this central premise, these artists either fictionalize themselves through their works, or designate other fictitious characters as objects of scrutiny and present their investigations in a factual manner; ultimately pointing to the slippery relationship between truth and fiction.
Suzanna Asp, Maija Luutonen, Sini Pelkki, Pilvi Takala:
Dimensions of Sharing
Institute of Contemporary Art
10.11.2012 - 20.01.2013
Preview 9.11. 5-8pm
The relationship between private and public is the focal point of this group exhibition by Suzanna Asp (b. 1976), Maija Luutonen (b. 1978), Sini Pelkki (b. 1978) and Pilvi Takala (b. 1981). Through a dialogue between the four artists' individual work the exhibition will, from different angles, identify some of the interfaces between private and public spheres, their functions, rules and usages.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Overgaden Neden Vandet 17
DK-1414 Copenhagen K
Tuesday-Sunday 1-5pm, Thursday 1-8pm
Barbarians of the Upper-Class – Masquerades of Systemic Violence
Opening: 07.11.2012, 19.00 / 7 pm
Duration: 08.11.2012 – 18.01.2013
Venue: ratskeller – Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin
Artists: MERIÇ ALGÜN RINGBORG, MARIANNE FLOTRON, SØREN THILO FUNDER, FLORIAN GÖTTKE, NAOMI HENNIG, MIGRAFONA, OLIVIA PLENDER, PILVI TAKALA, FLORIN TUDOR & MONA VĂTĂMANU, KATARINA ZDJELAR
Curator: Sabine Winkler
The term "barbarians of the upper class" is derived from a dictum of the British minister of justice Kenneth Clarke, who declared all participants of the riots – that took place in London in 2011 – as criminals and as "barbarians of the lower class". Premier David Cameron disposed severe punishments and actions of disciplining, fighting the "decline in values" as he called it. The politics of his Conservative Party, which supports the rich through neoliberal politics of tax privileges, endorsements of tax havens, etc. forced radical austerity programmes and cutbacks of the social sector. The systemic restructuring for the benefit of the upper-class does not only include financial and tax advantages, but also social-political agendas like the extreme increase of charges of tuition fees, of costs in education and healthcare, etc. David Cameron and his party denied any relation between this bottom-up redistribution and austerity policy and the riots. The exhibition deals with systemic and symbolic violence, often not apparent and anonymous, that provokes subjective violence as a reaction (often apparent, bound do individuals). The shown works explore different realms of systemic violence of capitalism, analysing different forms of masquerade, which are hiding this potential of violence. Immanent mechanisms of violence are central and not the agents of capitalism. Why systemic violence is so successful in acting invisible, without being discovered? Which masquerades are used? An ideologic masquerade, proclaiming social welfare for everybody, meaning in fact though the profit and richness of a few. The masquerade and the staging are perfectly hiding the fact, that there is not a moral pith, but a violent essence behind capitalism. What are the technologies of the adaptable and itself generating capitalism? What does these different masquerades of systemic violence hide and which role do they play within the social-political context?
Friday, 09.11.2012, 7 pm
Florian Göttke: Toppled - Staging the Symbolic Fall from Power
Wednesday, 16.01.2013, 7pm
Context and Subtext
Artists discuss their methods of production
Naomi Hennig: Friendly Capitalist. Soros and the Politics of Giving Moderation: Seraphina Lenz in cooperation with the Institute of Art in Context Berlin University of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts
ratskeller – Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst
Möllendorffstraße 6, 10367 Berlin, Tel.: 030-902963712
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–6pm
Metro station: Frankfurter Allee (S41, S42, S8, S9, U5), Tram 16, M13
physical narratives and spatial imaginations
—the 53rd october salon
Belgrade, September 22 – November 4, 2012
The former building of the Geodetic Institute, Karađorđeva 48, Belgrade
Curators: Branislav Dimitrijević and Mika Hannula
Participants: Vladimir Arsenijević / Mladen Bizumić / Vladan Caričić i Slobodan D. Pešić / Branislav Dimitrijević / Andrej Dolinka / Biljana Đurđević / Mirjana Đurđević / Expodium (Bart Witte & Nikos Doulos) / Mika Hannula / Annika von Hausswolff / Vlatka Horvat / Ana Hušman / Villu Jaanisoo / Aleksandar Jestrović Jamesdin / Anssi Kasitonni / Karsten Konrad / Jukka Korkeila / Wolfgang Krause & Silvia Lorenz / Ana Krstić / Svebor Midžić / Vladimir Miladinović /Nebojša Milikić / Ahmet Ög ̆üt / Branislava Stefanović / Mladen Stilinović / Dubravka Sekulić / Dubravka Stojanović / Samuil Stoyanov / Annika Ström / Pilvi Takala /
Berit Talpsepp / Raša Todosijević / Miloš Tomić / Sreten Ugričić / XYZ (Matei Gavula & Milan Tittel) / Aleksandar Zograf / Marko Živkovic
With: Nina Beier & Marie Lund, David Raymond Conroy, Dora Garía, Ryan Gander, David Sherry, and Pilvi Takala
20 September - 28 October 2012
Opening: 20 September 2012, 6 - 10 pm
Projektraum Viktor Bucher | Praterstrasse 13/1/2 | Vienna | Austria
In a society characterised by an imperative to perform, to be productive, to take part in a time-pressured culture of high performance, artists are more than ever pressured to work and conform to the demands of professional activity. This is not the only way. In other, more questionable words, is this the way we really want to work? How do artists manage the imbalance between work and life? Are there creative possibilities in refusal, passivity, procrastination and idleness? [continue reading]
Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Artists of the No is conceived within the context of Curated by_Vienna 2012.
Projectraum Viktor Bucher
14 September – 10 November 2012
Preview Thursday 13 September 6 – 8pm
Performance 3 November 2012
Over the past decade, Finnish artist Pilvi Takala has developed a critical body of singular performance pieces, unpicking those conventions created within micro-social environments.
Breaching Experiments brings together several of Takala’s recent film based works as well as two performances to take place during the exhibition. Her films are often filmed covertly, capturing and observing or in some cases re-enacting seemingly bizarre social situations. Awkward, provoking, uncompromising and at times unbearably embarrassing, Takala exposes the unspoken rules of society and draws intrinsic conditions to the surface.
1 Brown Street
Gallery, Shop & Offices
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5.30pm
Admission is free
Pilvi Takala /
Featuring Siri Baggerman
Backspace: Antonio Vega Macotela
8.9. - 13.10.2012
Opening on Saturday 8 September 17:00 -19:00 h
Galerie Diana Stigter
1016 Amsterdam NL
Wed-Fri 11-18 h
Sat 13-18 h
"Announcement that work has commenced will be made by three short blasts on an air horn—drawing people to the Amphitheatre. This is an exhibition about work, production, and change—ideas in constant motion. A moonscape will be created around which artists will develop new ideas. Everything will be visible—no difference between production, presentation, and exchange."
–Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno, 2012
Uri Aran, Daniel Buren, Elvire Bonduelle, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Loretta Fahrenholz, Fischli & Weiss, Jef Geys, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster/Ari Benjamin Meyers/Tristan Bera, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Klara Lidén, Renata Lucas, Benoît Maire, Oscar Murillo, Anri Sala, Pilvi Takala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tris Vonna-Michell, Lawrence Weiner
At the invitation of the LUMA Foundation, this summer twenty internationally recognised artists will come to Arles to work in its Roman Amphitheatre. This important historical site, a major tourist attraction often used for bullfighting and festivals, will host an exhibition under constant transformation. The title reflects its shifting nature and offers the promise of a journey: To the Moon via the Beach. At the start of the exhibition, visitors will encounter an arena covered in tons of sand. Over the course of the exhibition, the terrain will slowly be transformed from a beach to a moonscape by a team of world-class sand sculptors led by Wilfred Stijger. This site under constant motion will act as a backdrop to a series of interventions from the artists who will produce works in and around the arena.
This unusual exhibition offers a foretaste of the future programme of the new centre for production of art and exhibitions that the LUMA Foundation will build at the Parc des Ateliers. This connection is also manifested in the re-use of the sand brought into Arles to create this shifting landscape. After the exhibition, all the sand will be moved to the Parc des Ateliers, becoming a temporary public playground imagined by landscape architect Bas Smets, before being re-used once again in the foundations for the main building designed by Frank Gehry within the new cultural complex.
For this new collaboration Philippe Parreno and Liam Gillick (artists) together with Tom Eccles (Bard College, New York), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery, London), Beatrix Ruf (Kunsthalle Zürich), and Maja Hoffmann (LUMA Foundation)—who form the LUMA Core Group—have conceived an exhibition for Arles that takes visitors to the moon, via the beach.
Conceived by Philippe Parreno and Liam Gillick.
Curated by Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, and Beatrix Ruf.
Commissioned and produced by the LUMA Foundation for the Parc des Ateliers in Arles.
Retretti Art Center
58450 Punkaharju Finland
Our Work is Never Over, group show curated by Yael Messer, opens on June 7 at 21 h. in Nave 16 / Matadero Madrid as part of PHotoEspaña 2012. In November 2011, Messer (Jerusalem, 1982, lives and works in Amsterdam) held a curatorial residency at Matadero Madrid, during which she shaped the concept of this show.
Our Work is Never Over features works from artists who are constantly exploring the place where art, labor, and everyday existence overlap in contemporary society. The artists participating in the exhibition choose to reflect on the totality of their bio-political existence from within and through life itself: some document their everyday life and use this documentation as an artistic work; others frame their artistic acts as identical to any other form of labor; and a few make the gray area between artistic process and immaterial labor part of their own life.
With: Mounira Al Solh, Joana Bastos, Guy Ben Ner, C.A.S.I.T.A, Tehching Hsieh, David Levine, Ahmet Ögüt, Levi Orta, Mladen Stilinović, Pilvi Takala and Werker Magazine (Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos).
Save the date: next Thursday, June 7, at 21 h., opening of Our Work is Never Over.
Until 26 August. Tuesday / Friday from 16 to 22 hours.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 to 22 hours.
Legazpi 8, Madrid 28045
Mind the System, Find the Gap
Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Mind the System, Find the Gap is this year’s summer exhibition at Z33. More than 30 international artists seek out the gaps in the system.
Our society is governed by all sorts of systems and structures that organise and steer life. No system, however, whether political, judicial, economical, socio-cultural or spatial, can comprise life in its entirety. Every system has gaps, leaks and ambiguities.
The artists in the exhibition Mind the System, Find the Gap seek out these gaps. They set forth from this intermediate position to unveil, circumvent or criticise ruling systems and structures.
Mind the System, Find the Gap does not proffer an overly simplified critique on the notion of systems and structuring principles, but aims to seek out its complexity.
For the past few years, strong thematic exhibitions on societal issues have been Z33’s trademark. It is Z33’s ambition to challenge the visitor to look at the day-to-day reality with a different set of eyes, as do the artists in Mind the System, Find the Gap.
Artists: Agency (INT), Atelier Van Lieshout (NL), Shigeo Anzaï (JP), Yto Barrada (FR/MA), Heath Bunting (GB), Jordi Colomer (ES), Minerva Cuevas (MX), Jaime Davidovich (AR/US), Elmgreen & Dragset (DK/N), Leandro Erlich (AR), Dora García (ES), Simon Gush (ZA), Christiane Högner (D/BE), Anne Holtrop (NL), Matthieu Laurette (FR), Minouk Lim (KOR), Jill Magid (US), Gordon Matta-Clark (US), Tadashi Kawamata (JP), Ahmet Öğüt (TU), Karl Philips (BE), Julien Prévieux (FR), Esther Stocker (IT), Sebastian Stumpf (D), Stephanie Syjuco (US), Pilvi Takala (FI/NL), Pablo Valbuena (ES), Stijn Van Dorpe (BE), Benjamin Verdonck (BE), Katleen Vermeir (BE), the YES Men (US), Carey Young (US/GB)
Curator: Z33: Karen Verschooren, Ils Huygens, Evelien Bracke
OFFICIAL OPENING Saturday 02.06 at 7:30 pm
Welcome by Gilbert Van Baelen (deputy of culture of the Province of Limburg),
Jan Boelen (artistic director / Z33),
Evelien Bracke, Ils Huygens & Karen Verschooren (Curators / Z33)
Exhibition visit from 8pm to 10pm. Z33 guides can give you more information about the artist and artwork in relation to the theme of the exhibition.
+ festive opeing with music, drinks and bites.
Opening: Fri 1 June 2012, 6:00 p.m.
2 June - 26 August 2012
There are rules regulating how we live together. And just what happens when someone ignores the conventions tacitly laid down by society can be seen in the works of the Finnish artist Pilvi Takala. She herself is usually the main protagonist in performances which she films with a concealed camera and which form the basis for video, photography and installation works and for publications. In these works, the artist approaches and penetrates closed systems, links into existing orders so as to crack their codes. Her preferred sphere of action therefore is public or semi-public space, for example, a shopping centre, the European Parliament or a leisure park. Suggested Value consists of five works which all rotate around issues to do with the value of objects, their genesis, peculiarity and measurability. Pilvi Takala explores the mechanisms inherent in the genesis of value by evaluating the commercial value of a book, examining the importance of intellectual work, or experimenting with cash.
Opening: Fri 1 June 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Welcoming speech: Waltraut Steimke, Managing director Künstlerhaus Bremen
Introduction: Stefanie Böttcher, Artistic director Künstlerhaus Bremen
Wed 13.6.2012, 7:00 p.m. / Worte auf und ohne Bilder / Book launch and lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Glasmeier, Art historian
Thu 12.7.2012, 7:00 p.m. / Persönlicher (Mehr-)Wert?: An welchen Werten orientieren wir uns? / Lecture by Prof. Dr. Reinhold Mokrosch, Protestant theologian, University of Osnabrück
Thu 28.6.2012, 7:00 p.m. / Thu 2.8.2012, 7:00 p.m.
Am Deich 68/69
Theatre of life
Life, life itself… is the absolute art!
Exhibition opening: Friday, 18th May, 7 PM Saturday
19th May, from 12 AM to 12 PM for European Night of Museums, free entrance for intense program of performances, lectures and screenings
19th May at 6.30 PM: lecture Art Tribes by Achille Bonito Oliva
Artists: John Cage, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramović, Valie Export, Natalia LL, John Baldessari, Neša Paripović, Ulay, Marek Sobczyk, Katarzyna Kozyra, Maurizio Cattelan, David Michalek, Pierre Bismuth, Jonathan Monk, Vanessa Beecroft, João Onofre, Francesco Vezzoli, Gil Kuno, Partick Tuttofuoco, Nezaket Ekici, Pilvi Takala, Marlene Haring, Ana Prvački, Mihoko Ogaki, Malin Ståhl, Branko Milisković, Francesco Fonassi, Nicola Ruben Montini, Lerato Shadi, Maks Cieślak.
Curated by: Dobrila Denegri
More at CoCA website
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu
87 – 100 Torun
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13
tel.: + 00 48 56 610 97 00
Organised by: S.M.A.K., the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent
Supported by: City of Ghent, Flemish Community, National Lottery and Port of Ghent
Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset
Cerith Wyn Evans
Peter Fischli & David Weiss
Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller
Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan
Erik Van Lieshout
An Exhibition of a Study on Knowledge
Artists: Rossella Biscotti (IT) . Marjolijn Dijkman (NL) . Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) .Toril Johannessen (NO) . Pilvi Takala (FI) . Haegue Yang (KR) . Gernot Wieland(AT)
Curated by: Margit Neuhold (AT) and Fatos Ustek (TR/GB)
Forum Stadtpark Graz:
Opening: Friday, April 13, 2012. 7:00 pm
Duration: 14. 4. – 12. 5. 2012
Part of the festival: aktuelle Kunst in Graz: 4. – 6. 5. 2012
The knowledge society, designed for livelong learning, serves as foundation of the present capitalist order, cognitive capitalism, which foregrounds multiplicity evoked through cognitive work in knowledge economies. Here knowledge is not longer a tool but becomes the actual ‘product’. Such to a large extent interdisciplinary functioning economies involve a broad range of specialists: economists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, geographers, chemists and physicists, as well as cognitivists, psychologists or sociologists. For the knowledge flows they generate, livelong learning, prescient education and communication are increasingly fundamental. Currently, we witness how education stratifies societies and plays an important role in the class struggles in schools and universities. Self-learning methods are becoming increasingly significant as precarious developments in the public education and fields knowledge-production have lead to privatization of knowledge as well as restricted access to education.
Published by Hatje Cantz
Edited by Silke Opitz, texts by Rael Artel, Mika Hannula
2012. 208 pp., 292 color ills.
24.50 x 30.00 cm
pub. date: March 2012
Pilvi Takala (*1981) deals with the constitutions and limits of social groups and communities. Her videos, books, and installations are based on interventions in (semi- public spaces and this first monograph documents most of her work since 2005. The design of the publication reflects Takala’s artistic strategies and the narrative nature of her work. Video works are illustrated with still sequences, and one of her early artist books is reproduced entirely. The book includes essays by Mika Hannula and Rael Artel, as well as an artist’s interview. It accompanies the first extensive solo exhibition of the artist, held at Kunsthalle Erfurt.
Exhibition schedule: Kunsthalle Erfurt, February 5–April 9, 2012
RECENT ACQUISITIONS - New in De Hallen Haarlem
16.03.2012 - 03.06.2012
This spring a selection of recent acquisitions from the collection of De Hallen Haarlem will be shown for the first time. Works by, among others, Pablo Pijnappel (F), Maaike Schoorel (NL), Pilvi Takala (FIN) (winner Prix de Rome 2011), Hans Scholten (NL), Guido Geelen (NL) and Ritsue Mishima (J) can be seen from 16 March until 3 June 2012. The exhibition contains both audiovisual work and photography, the two main focal points in the collecting policy since 2000, as well as paintings and various (glass) objects. During this exhibition De Hallen Haarlem will also present solo exhibitions by Charles Atlas and Hamid el Kanbouhi.