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