Pilvi Takala to represent Finland at Venice Biennale 2021
05.02.2020
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Pilvi Takala will represent Finland at the next Venice Biennale. Curated by the Christina Li, the exhibition will be commissioned and produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.

“We are very pleased to be working with Pilvi Takala. She is an artist with a very special artistic practice. This exhibition will give her the opportunity to further develop her unique view on the world,” says Frame’s Director and Commissioner of the Pavilion of Finland Raija Koli in Frame's press release.

Pilvi Takala divides her time between Berlin and Helsinki. Her video works are based on performative interventions in which she researches specific communities in order to process social structures and question the normative rules and truths of our behaviour in different contexts. Her works show that it is often possible to learn about the implicit rules of a social situation simply through its disruption.

“I am thrilled to be making a new work for the Pavilion of Finland in Venice. My practice is slow, requiring a long research process, so I am especially grateful to Frame for approaching me for a proposal well in advance. The fact that I could start researching early on means I don’t have to make any compromises due to lack of time and can be more ambitious about what I’m making,” says Takala.

Takala's works will be on view at Helsinki Contemporary in June 2020, as part of the Heiska, Laitinen, Saksa, Takala exhibition.

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