Pilvi Takala receives the Emdash Award 2013

Frieze London

Regent’s Park, London

17–20 October 2013


The recipient of the 2013 Emdash Award is Pilvi Takala.
Takala has chosen to give the opportunity to devise and realise the Emdash Award in 2013 to a group of children. As a starting point for the project, Takala will establish a committee of children, around the age of 12, who in a series of workshops will decide on the final form and scope of the project. By working with this committee Takala aims to establish a collective decision-making process with an outcome that has the potential for children to operate as equals, with a common ground and language. The workshops will take place ahead of the fair, over a three-month period, and will be led by Pilvi Takala and artist and educator Polly Brannan. The committee’s final decisions will be presented at Frieze London 2013.
Takala’s proposal was selected from over 550 applications by artists from across the world. The Emdash Award allows an emerging artist based outside the UK to realise a major project at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme.
The Emdash Award is supported by the Emdash Foundation, a private foundation with a mission to support new ideas and emerging talent across disciplines, from the arts and cultural projects to science. In 2013, the residency of the Emdash Award winner will once again be developed in partnership with Gasworks.
Pilvi Takala studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helskini and Glasgow School of Art. Recent solo shows include Slight Chance at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Random Numbers at Carlos/Ishikawa, London. Recent group shows include Nouvelles vagues at Palais de Tokyo, Paris;Maintenance Required at The Kitchen, New York and Apparatus Criticus & Locus at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.
The 2013 selection committee for the Emdash Award was Nicola Lees (Curator, Frieze Foundation); Andrea Dibelius (Founder, Emdash Foundation); Goshka Macuga (artist); Amelie Von Wedel (Advisor, Emdash Foundation); Rowan Geddis (Residencies Programmer, Gasworks); Stuart Comer (Film Curator, Tate Modern). 
Frieze London will take place 17–20 October 2013 in Regent’s Park, London and will present approximately 150 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries. Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.
Additional support for the Emdash Award 2013 has been provided by Frame, the Finnish visual art agency.

Call of the Mall

Call of the Mall: 
Art in Hoog Catharijne & Utrecht Central Station

20 June–22 September 2013
Hoog Catharijne & Utrecht Central Station
Stationsplein Utrecht
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10–18h, Sunday 12h–18h


Lotte van den Berg, Bik Van der Pol, Maze de Boer, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Nathan Coley, Robbie Cornelissen, Matthew Darbyshire, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sylvie Fleury, Christian Jankowski, Krijn de Koning, Annette Krauss, Germaine Kruip, Agnieszka Kurant, Gabriel Lester, LIGNA, Antonio Vega Macotela, Sanja Medić, Alberto De Michele, John Miller, Wilfredo Prieto, Melle Smets, Lily van der Stokker, Pilvi Takala, Troika, Dries Verhoeven, Ester van de Wiel, Henrik Vibskov

The international art exhibition Call of the Mall will take place at one of the busiest crossroads in the Netherlands: shopping mall Hoog Catharijne and Utrecht Central Station. New work by more than 25 national and international artists will be displayed in the halls, on the walls, under and on top of the roofs, and within the hidden cavities of Hoog Catharijne.

Artists Christian Jankowski, Henrik Vibskov, Wilfredo Prieto, Antonio Vega Macotela, Sylvie Fleury, Robbie Cornelissen, Nathan Coley, Pilvi Takala, Fernando Sanchez Cadstillo, Gabriel Lester, Melle Smets, John Miller, 
Troika, Bik Van der Pol, Matthew Darbyshire, Krijn de Koning, Ligna, Lily van der Stokker and many others have created new work that reflects on Hoog Catharijne as an area embodying our current times. Economic changes, failings of existing structures, transformations in personal relationships; these are some of the topics that are manifest in the art works and that relate to the area in which Call of the Mall takes place.

Most people have a strong reaction to Hoog Catharijne: you either love it or you hate it. When it opened forty years ago, it was Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre. Thanks to its luxurious interior design—marble floors and walls, palm trees, an aviary, roof gardens, art and a bronze fountain, even a small theatre—a visit to Hoog Catharijne was an experience. However, the grand dame has lost much of her charm in the course of time, and a major renovation is now taking place of the entire area surrounding the train station. Call of the Mall is happening at the height of the (re)construction of the Utrecht CS and Hoog Catharijne.

Exhibiting art in Hoog Catharijne and Utrecht CS means presenting in a place brimming with social, political and cultural significance and tensions. Everything is clamouring to be seen and everyone is busy doing something. A number of works jump out at the passersby, such as a spectacular ‘rope fountain’ by the London-based design collective Troika. Other artworks by Germaine Kruip and Ester van de Wiel offer the public a glimpse of otherwise off-limits places such as the roofs and the expedition cellar. A new film by Gabriel Lester can be seen in the shopping centre’s own Mirliton Theater. The exhibition also offers a programme of one-time presentations and performances.

Call of the Mall is organised in collaboration with the municipality of Utrecht.

Nouvelles Vagues at Palais de Tokyo

Nouvelles vagues
(New waves)

June 21–September 9, 2013
Opening: Thursday June 20, 2013
Press opening: 4–6pm
VIP preview: 6pm
Public opening: 8pm–midnight
Palais de Tokyo13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris

Nouvelles vagues: 53 exhibitions all over Paris and at Palais de Tokyo

After «Cold Sun», Palais de Tokyo, along with thirty galleries and art spaces throughout Paris, innovates once more to emphasize the emergence of the figure of the curator. At Palais de Tokyo, “Nouvelles vagues” (New Waves) is a large-scale event organized by 21 international young curators (hailing from 13 different countries), working individually or in groups, and selected by a jury from over 500 candidates.

Opening on Thursday, 20 June beginning at 8pm!
Daily open, from noon to midnight!


Level 1 - Galerie Seine

Antonia Alampi and Jason Waite are two curators respectively based in Cairo and in New York, who have come together to reflect upon emerging artistic approaches to performative practice in relation to the present condition. The Real Thing? is an exhibition where diverse attitudes towards performance question the ambiguous terrain of reality/fiction, challenging these constructions and our mediated experience of what can be called 'real life'.

Jérôme Bel, Alicia Frankovich, Shadi Habib Allah, Chelsea Knight and Mark Tribe in collaboration with Valerie Oberleithner, Alexi Kukuljevic, Pilvi Takala, Diego Tonus and a contribution by Franco 'Bifo' Berardi