Morning Coffee Club is a series of discussions organised by Frame and HIAP. Each of the events delves into one work of art, and in December the Coffee Club will be looking at artist Minna Pöllänen’s work Signs of Flood (Positions for Contemporary Living). Pöllänen will be discussing the work with curator Katie Lenanton.
Signs of Flood (Positions for Contemporary Living) is an installation comprising of 18 banners each embroidered with a choreographic score of body positions pulled from social media and news sites. The work looks at the relationships between the flood of images, the body and Western market society.
Minna Pöllänen (b.1980) is a visual artist living and working in London. Pöllänen’s practice moves between various media including textile, photography and wood. Her work weaves together themes such as consumerism, civil disobedience, criticism of capitalism and politics of private/public space. Signs of Flood (Positions for Contemporary Living) was shown in Queens Museum, New York this year.
Morning Coffee Club takes place at the Frame office (Ratakatu 1 b A 9, 6th floor) on Thursday 1 December 2016. The conversation will take place in English, with a possibility for translation at the venue.
Photo: Minna Pöllänen: Signs of Flood (Positions for Contemporary Living), 2016. Detail.