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.

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