Venice Biennale 2022
Finland presents Close Watch by Pilvi Takala at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Close Watch, a newly commissioned video installation by Pilvi Takala, premieres at the Pavilion of Finland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Commissioned and produced by Frame, the exhibition is curated by Christina Li. The exhibition will be held from 23 April to 27 November, 2022.
The multi-channel installation is based on Takala’s experience in the private security industry, where she worked covertly as a fully qualified security guard. The piece is centred on workshops she developed in response to issues encountered on the job during her six-month employment at one of Finland’s largest shopping malls.
Pilvi Takala is a Berlin and Helsinki-based artist working with video and performance. Takala’s approach relies on a slow process starting from a research period. 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. Christina Li is a curator and a writer based in Hong Kong and Amsterdam.
Venice Biennale is the first and most important biennial of contemporary art. Every second year, various countries showcase their exhibitions at the Venice Biennale. The exhibitions are spread around the historic center of Venice in different pavilions. Finland is among 29 countries that have their own pavilion in Giardini, historical park of pavilions.
Pavilion of Finland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Address: Pavilion of Finland, Giardini di Castello 30122
Exhibition dates: 23 April – 27 November 2022
23 April – 25 September 2022: 11am – 7pm
27 September – 27 November 2022 10am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays (except 25 April, 30 May, 27 June, 25 July, 15 August, 5 September, 19 September, 31 October, 21 November)
Pilvi Takala is a Berlin and Helsinki-based artist working with video and performance. She will exhibit at the Finnish Pavilion of the 2022 Venice Biennale.Read more about Pilvi Takala
Christina Li is a curator and writer working in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. She is the curator of Pilvi Takala’s exhibition at the 2022 Venice Biennale.Read more about Christina Li