Join us before the official launch of Pilvi Takala’s solo exhibition The Stroker at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for a conversation with Maeve Connolly and the artist, which will discuss and expand upon some of the ideas within the show.

Conversation: Pilvi Takala + Maeve Connolly.
18 July 2019 5-6pm
Free admission, click here to book your ticket.

To launch the opening of The Stroker Pilvi Takala's first solo exhibition in Ireland, we are delighted to welcome Pilvi Takala to take part in a conversation about her work Maeve Connolly. The talk will be followed by the exhibition opening in the gallery at 6pm. All are welcome and admission is free.

Maeve Connolly co-directs the ARC programme at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. She is the author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect, 2014) and The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect, 2009). Forthcoming publications include contributions to the anthologies Artists’ Moving Image in Britain since 1989 (Paul Mellon Centre and Yale University Press, 2019), European Women’s Video Art (John Libbey Publishing, 2019) and Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image: Contexts and Practices (Bloomsbury, 2019). Her current research focuses on artists as agents and analysts of infrastructural change.

Pilvi Takala was born in 1981 in Helsinki, and now works between Helsinki and Berlin. Her exhibition in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is the first solo presentation of her work in Ireland. Takala has held numerous important international solo exhibitions including Second Shift, Kiasma, Helsinki (2018); CCA, Glasgow (2016); Workers’ Forum, YAMA, Istanbul; Slight Chance, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Centre D’Art Contemporani, Barcelona (all 2013). Pilvi Takala is represented by Helsinki Contemporary, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.

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