Pilvi Takala | the artist

The artist Pilvi Takala
Born 1981, Helsinki, Finland.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Istanbul Biennial,

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The New Girl

Pilvi Takala and Lucy McKenzie

Istanbul Biennial
Upon arriving in Istanbul, Takala was struck by the local coffeehouses kahves in Turkish, which she compares to living rooms for men. Most kahves have a group of men who are regulars and spend hours everyday playing games such as okey or 51. Takala was fascinated by how difficult it felt for her, as a young foreign woman, to enter these places…
Pilvi Takala is mostly working with site-specific issues. She designs a situation and then awaits what happens. Usually presented as video or slide installation, her work modestly tests the invisible boundaries in specific communities and environments…

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