Pilvi Takala

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Pilvi Takala

Ed. Silke Opitz, text(s) by Mika Hannula, Rael Artel, graphic design by Ramon & Simon Grendene

German, English

2012. 208 pp., 292 ills.

softcover

20.70 x 24.40 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3352-6

Surprising and cunning—the art of Pilvi Takala

Pilvi Takala (*1981 in Helsinki) 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. In Bag Lady (2006–11), for instance, the artist walks through a shopping mall carrying a clear plastic bag full of money, while a hidden camera films the reactions of the passers-by. 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’s books is reproduced in its entirety. The volume includes essays by Mika Hannula and Rael Artel, as well as an interview with the artist.

Exhibition schedule: Kunsthalle Erfurt, February 5–April 9, 2012

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