The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb



Gorgona Hall, Friday, April 15th 2016, 7 PM. Entrance is free.

Presentation of artworks by Pilvi Takala in the program ARTISTS’ CINEMA is performed in collaboratin with the project PERFORMIG THE MUSEUM.

After presentation of artworks done by Jasmina Cibic, MSU Zagreb is bringing another guest artist - Pilvi Takala. Artworks and film production of this artis from Finland is based on research of different social structures in different cultural contexts. She takes on the position of a director and the viewer become the real actor in her stories. By analyzing social topics and situations such as dreams coming true and money approation, she focuses our attention on disruption of borders and rules to show the real social situations.


Real Snow White (2009), 9:15 min / Players (2010), 7:50 min / Drive With Care (2013), 13 min /

The Committee (2015) 15 min / Workers Forum (2015), 6:23 min

Total: 51 min

PILVI TAKALA (b.1981, Helsinki) uses performative interventions as a means to process social structures and question the normative rules and truths of our behaviour in different cultural contexts. Her works emerge out of research in a certain community and then reach out to a wider audience through different mediums, e.g. videos. Her works clearly show that it is often possible to learn about the implicit rules of a social situation only by its disruption. She quotes and stretches the limits of different genres, including documentary making and performance. Pilvi Takala lives and works in Berlin and Helsinki. Due to her long-term practice, she has made an exceptionally fast and remarkable rise to international recognition. After graduating from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006, Takala has continuously attended numerous international exhibitions and festivals. Her solo exhibitions include e.g. Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Erfurt; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; and Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway. Her work has been shown in e.g. MoMA PS1 and New Museum, New York; Palais de Tokyo; Kunsthalle Basel; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and the 9th Istanbul Biennial. Takala won the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2011 and the Emdash Award in 2013. The winning work was presented at the Frieze Art Fair in London. In 2013 she also won the Finnish State Prize for visual arts and was nominated for the Ars Fennica.

ARTISTS’ CINEMA is a screening program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb established in 2012, aimed at introducing contemporary artists and their cinematic works, created at the meeting point of contemporary art and cinema, of film and visual arts. The program presents recent works of film/video outside the context of production of entertainment and spectacle as well as introducing historical perspectives and developments. It completes the programming of the Museum and complement the presentation of this hybrid form. It is aimed to intensify the dialog and exchange on the cultural scene of the city, connecting artists, curators, and critics with the public; in this way it will contribute to an active internationalization of the art scene engaged in the media of moving images.

Curated by: Branka Benčić, independent curator

Project manager: Tihomir Milovac, senior curator MSU

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