Incremental Change at Galeri NON

Meriç Algün Ringborg, Harry plays the saxophone,
from the series Which no one will ever see, 2012
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Incremental Change
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.

Dimensions of Sharing at Overgaden

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
+45 3257-7273

Tuesday-Sunday 1-5pm, Thursday 1-8pm

Barbarians of the Upper-Class – Masquerades of Systemic Violence

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

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 

Artist talk

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

KNOX / ROSE / TAKALA at Transmission

Knox / Rose / Takala

30 October - 01 December 2012 O
pen Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
Preview: 27 October 2012, 7pm

Transmission Gallery
28 King street
Glasgow G1 5QP

Transmission presents works by Una Knox, Pilvi Takala and Sarah Rose.  

The exhibition will include work with elements of film, print and audio. The works have been drawn together more by an attraction to individual practices rather than a defined articulation of interrelating themes. However, relationships and non-relationships between the distinct works and practices provide textures for exploration and interrogation. The works play off of each other, involving the viewer in gestural, abstract and embodied processes that negotiate our proximity to and the interrelationships of subjectivities, communities, and histories.
Una Knox’s video 4 ½ feet to the left, behind me presents the scene of a man walking through the interiors of a museum archive describing the experiences of a brain condition that results in him suffering from continual feelings of déjà vu and seizure.  The experience of his job as an image archivist is juxtaposed with descriptions of the spatial and temporal feelings of his condition, held out as lingering and concrete within the film.
In her work Players Pilvi Takala follows a small community of online poker players residing in a hotel in Bangkok, who organise themselves around the logic of the game that they make a living from. The element of chance becomes predictable when put in a continuous series of losses and wins, enabling an equal division of chores through card pulling and other simple zero sum games. 

Sarah Rose new video work explores a divergent picture puzzle set from within an abstract domestic setting. The video's central motif the Ideal game Mouse Trap is expanded to create a set of proposals for the alternative experience of physical laws.  The camera wanders between language, sculptural and digital media, in the form of capture and escape enjoying a technologically determined, psychologically experimental and detached reality.

Into the Real World

Tina Helen & Søren Thilo Funder, Waiting Panorama, 2011, video still

Into the Real World
4th Short Video Biennial -5 Minutes 2012 and 
solo exhibition Aside by Pilvi Takala
5 October – 26 October 2012
P74 Gallery, 
Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana

Curated by: Silke Opitz
Organised by: Polonca Lovšin
Friday 5 October at 7 p.m., discussion with Pilvi Takala and Silke Opitz, at 8 p.m., the opening.

For the fourth edition of the Short Video Biennial -5 Minutes we have collaborated with German art historian and curator Silke Opitz, who proposed the theme Into the Real World.

After reviewing the 39 video works that were submitted to the international open call in May and July 2012 the expert jury consisting of Silke Opitz, Jaka Železnikar, and Polonca Lovšin selected two works for presentation: the video Utopia by artist Wanja Kimani and the video Waiting Panorama by tandem Tina Helen and Søren Thilo Funder.
This year’s biennial is connected to the artworks of Finnish artist Pilvi Takala. Her video works and installations are presented in the accompanying solo exhibition Aside. The common characteristic of the video works in the biennial as well as those in the accompanying exhibition is the thin line between reality and fiction.

Hors les Murs / Fiac

Real Snow White at Hors les Murs in Fiac
Screening in Cinéphémére in Jardin des Tuileries on Tuesday 16th of October at 5 pm and on Thursday 18th of Octobet at 1pm

program here

Fiac Paris 18-21 October

GOOD LIFE / 53rd October Salon

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

Artists of the No at Curated by_Vienna 2012

Artists of the No

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

Real Snow White in Copenhagen Art Festival / ILOVIT by Jeppe Hein

Breaching Experiments at SITE gallery Sheffield

Breaching Experiments
Pilvi Takala

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.

Site Gallery
1 Brown Street
S1 2BS

Opening times
Gallery, Shop & Offices
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5.30pm
Admission is free

Disappearing Act at Galerie Diana Stigter

Pilvi Takala /
Disappearing Act
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
Elandsstraat 90
1016 Amsterdam NL

Wed-Fri 11-18 h
Sat 13-18 h

Survival Kit 4, Riga, Latvia

From September 6th to 16th the annual international contemporary art festival Survival Kit will take place in Riga, Latvia. The focus of SURVIVAL KIT 2012, a tradition which began in 2009 as a reaction to the changes brought by the global economic crisis, is downshifting or “the escape from the rat’s race”. The concept encourages people to take a critical look at the habitual consuming standards and the traditional perception of success; moreover, it emphasizes the need to balance time for work and leisure, as well as to focus on personal fulfillment.


To the Moon via the Beach

"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.

Cave Allegories in Retretti Art Center

9 June 2012 – 28 August 2012

Adel Abidin, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Kari Cavén, Cleaning Women, Veli Granö, Ilmari Gryta, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Bo Haglund, Sasha Huber, IC-98, Elina Juopperi, Pekka Jylhä, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Otto Karvonen, Antti Laitinen, Tea Mäkipää, Ville Ranta, Anni Rapinoja, Seppo Renvall, Paavo Räbinä, Emma Rönnholm, Kaija Saariaho & Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Charles Sandison, Pilvi Takala, Tommi Toija, Pauliina Turakka-Purhonen, Salla Tykkä, Roi Vaara, Elina Vainio

The artists of the Cave Allegories exhibition take over the Retretti caves for a while and open its allegoric curtain a crack to offer us glimpses of the multidimensional reality of our time. What are the chains of our time that make us believe that the whole play of entertainment and consumption that reigns over our visual imagery is true? Does the world have any other alternative than to serve as a stage of injustice for the strong, whose actions are primarily based on the values of personal gain and success? And is it possible that when all this is revealed to be a mere reflection, the light outside is too blinding for us to see what is outside the cave?

The corridors in the cave and the water flowing in its clefts do not carry along a congruous story or message. Instead, they set the pace for perspectives that move from one level to another and new chains of associations born from mutual dialogue on the natural conditions and cultural structures that define our existence. The only certain thing is that we cannot predict the future or know how sound a foundation our human culture is based on.

The Retretti Art Center is open every day from 9 June to 28 August 2012, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Welcome!

Retretti Art Center
Tuunaansaarentie 3
58450 Punkaharju Finland

Our Work is Never Over

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

Mind the System, Find the Gap
Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

2.6. -30.9.2012

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.

Suggested Value at Künstlerhaus Bremen

Pilvi Takala
Suggested Value
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

Guided tours
Thu 28.6.2012, 7:00 p.m. / Thu 2.8.2012, 7:00 p.m.

Künstlerhaus Bremen
Am Deich 68/69
28199 Bremen

EVA International: After the Future

After the Future
Curated by Annie Fletcher

19 May–12 August 2012
Opening: Friday 18 May, from 18h

Starting point:
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Carnegie Building
Pery Square
Limerick City, Ireland
and continuing to various locations across the city.

Participating artists
Yael Bartana, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Marcel Broodthaers, Anibal Catalan, Fergus Daly & Katherine Waugh, Kate Davis, Luc Deleu, Priscila Fernandes, Soren Thilo Funder, Aoibheann Greenan, Emma Houlihan, Greg Howie, Sanja Ivekovic, Sam Keogh, Barbara Knezevic, KwieKulik, Hyewon Kwon, Art Links Limerick, Jose Carlos Martinat, Gavin Murphy, Ailbhe Ni Bhriain, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Adrian O'Connell, Sara O'Gorman, Mark O'Kelly, Niamh O'Malley, Sarah Pierce, Deirdre A Power & Jacki Hehir, Alice Rekab, Laura Smith, Faber Studios, Pilvi Takala, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Theatre of life at CoCA in Torun

Theatre of life
Life, life itself… is the absolute art!

Exhibition opening: Friday, 18th May, 7 PM
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

TRACK opens in Ghent

Curators: Philippe Van Cauteren and Mirjam Varadinis
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
TRACK is a temporary exhibition in the public and semi-public space of the city of Ghent. Philippe Van Cauteren and Mirjam Varadinis invited 35 artists to make an in-depth exploration of six typical neighbourhoods in Ghent and to come up with artistic proposals that interact with the different communities in various ways. The curators took the time to select surprising, meaningful and hidden locations in the wider city centre of Ghent and invited artists who have an affinity with the thematic context of the various places. The selected artists use the local reality as a fertile source of inspiration to reflect upon the city and the contemporary human condition in a global light. The results of their explorations are not simply traditional works of art, but artistic projects with an intense relationship with the city and its inhabitants that will leave permanent traces.
Lara Almarcegui
Pawel Althamer
Sven Augustijnen
Massimo Bartolini
Johanna Billing
John Bock
Michaël Borremans
Mike Bouchet
Christoph Büchel
Peter Buggenhout
Mircea Cantor
Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset
Cerith Wyn Evans
Cao Fei
Peter Fischli & David Weiss
Cyprien Gaillard
Mekhitar Garabedian
Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller
Tadashi Kawamata
Alon Levin
Bart Lodewijks
Emilio López-Menchero
Mark Manders
Teresa Margolles
Tatzu Nishi
Ahmet Öğüt
Tobias Putrih
Kateřina Šedá
Pilvi Takala
Javier Téllez
Benjamin Verdonck
Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan
Erik Van Lieshout
Danh Vo
Lawrence Weiner

An Exhibition of a Study on Knowledge at Forum Stadtpark, Graz

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.


Pilvi Takala
Just when I thought I was out … they pull me back in

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

ISBN 978-3-7757-3352-6

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

Fat Birds don't Fly at Netwerk

Fat Birds don't Fly

Sat 24 March → Sun 13 May 2012
Preview Sat 24 March 20:30

David Bergé / Holly Davey / Greet De Gendt / Ieva Epnere / Karin Hanssen / Hou Chien Cheng / Johanna Lecklin / Charlotte Lybeer / Bie Michels / Ingrid Mostrey / Emilie Pitoiset / Sonia Si Ahmed & Maya Dalinsky / Pilvi Takala / Caecilia Tripp / Els van Riel

The group exhibition Fat Birds don’t Fly is about people and their (de)constructed iden­tities. The exhibition shows how artists look at an individ­ual or a community. the artists offer a vision of individual or collective identity, with attention to what happens in the margins and by using different means of expression such as painting, texts, photography and video, dance and performance.

In the context of the Louis Paul Boon year, the exhibition is intertwined with audio clips with quotes from Louis Paul Boon’s 90 People and The Paradise Bird. The kaleido­scopic and timeless body of work of this Aalst­born writer still provides a fascinating look at how individuals and com­munities build their identity.

On the opening Maya Dalinsky and Sonia Si Ahmed will perform together with the audience Use and Discard, an outlet for our desire to dominate. They will also premiere The Parade, a tribute to our heroes.

NETWERK center for contemporary art
Houtkaai z/n
9300 Aalst

De Hallen Haarlem: Recent Acquisitions

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.

More info at

Grote Markt 16, Haarlem
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)23 511 5775
Open Tuesday-Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Sundays and bank holidays 12.00 - 17.00

Mystery Show in NYC

Artprojx Cinema & AV-arkki, The Distribution Centre For Finnish Media Art presents :
“Mystery Show” - featuring Four Finnish Artists:
Liisa Lounila, Erkka Nissinen, Pilvi Takala, Timo Vaittinen
Saturday March 10 at 7pm and 8pm.

Program lasts 45 minutes (played twice). With a tasty reception and meet the artists.
Supported by the Consulate General of Finland in New York, The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.


SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10011.

More details and event information:

"The Ungovernables" New Museum Triennial

Second New Museum Generational Triennial
"The Ungovernables" will open to the public February 15,
Exhibition Features Thirty-Four Artists, Groups, and Temporary Collectives

New Museum
235 Bowery
Wed–Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Thurs 7–9 p.m. Free Admission)

The 2012 New Museum Triennial is the only recurring exhibition in the United States devoted to presenting young artists from around the globe. Opening to the public on February 15, the Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives, born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. This second New Museum Triennial, titled"The Ungovernables," is curated by Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs, with Ryan Inouye, Curatorial Assistant. The exhibition will be on view throughout the entire Museum until April 22, 2012. For a full list of participants visit:

Just when I thought I was out ... they pull me back in

Pilvi Takala

Just when I thought I was out … they pull me back in

5th of February - 9th of April 2012

Kunsthalle Erfurt presents the most extensive solo exhibition of the artist to date.

A publication will accompany the exhibition.

Supported by Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, FRAME and Bethke project

Opening reception on February 5th, 11 a.m.

Welcoming address

Kai Uwe Schierz, Director of Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt


Silke Opitz, Curator

3 pm. Artist talk

Pilvi Takala

Kunsthalle Erfurt

Im Haus zum Roten Ochsen

Fischmarkt 7

D-99084 Erfurt

T +49 361.655 56 60

F +49 361.655 56 69

Opening Hours

TU, WE, FR 11 a.m.—5 p.m.

THU 11 a.m.—8 p.m.

SAT, SUN 11 a.m.—6 p.m.

Pilvi Takala: Among Others at For Real/IFFR

International Film Festival Rotterdam
Signals: For Real

Pilvi Takala: Among Others

daily 26.1. - 5.2.

Starting point: Reality Check, Schouwburgplein 54
Free entrance

Several monitors appear in semi-public spaces around the festival center. Takala invites us to follow her game of tresspassing and challenging social situations. In all of her videos and performances she causes a lot of confusion with her subversive role-play.

Staging social situations that run counter to some unspoken societal convention is the favorite game of Takala. Breaking the rules implicit in pseudo public contexts and situations, the artist (usually performing herself) exposes the closed systems at work, from office spaces to shopping malls and dancehalls.

Players at Manhattan Hotel Lobby, Weena 686, Daily 10:00-22:00
Wallflower at Winkalpassage Plaza, Karel Doormanstraat 1, Daily 8:00-22:00
Real Snow White at Codarts, Kruisplein 26, Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00
The Trainee at Houthoff Buruma, Weena 355, Mon-Fri 10:00-14:00
Amusement park at Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Schouwburgplein 25, Daily 11:00-01:00

Signals: For Real

Broad Sense in Forum Box

Forum Box opens MEDIABOXI in collaboration with Av-Arkki
Opening 5th of January at 5pm with
Pilvi Takala: Broad Sense
on view until 29th of January

FORUM BOX - Space for Art
Ruoholahdenranta 3a, 00180 Helsinki The last stop of tram 6

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 11-17 Saturday-Sunday 12-16 Closed on Mondays