Pilvi Takala: Second Shift
Co-published with The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Contributors: Taru Elfving, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Leevi Haapala, Kati Kivinen, Nina Power and Pilvi Takala
Design: Johanna Lundberg
Languages: English / Finnish
Printing: Printon, Estonia
Binding: Padded hardcover
Dimensions: 219 x 168 mm
Pilvi Takala is one of the most successful new-generation artists in Finland. Second Shift is a book and an exhibition featuring her key works from the past decade. The unwritten rules of communities are a recurring theme in the art of Takala, therefore the dynamics of work environments often provide the setting for her work.
Takala infiltrates various communities by posing undercover. Through quietly challenging their accepted behaviours, she uncovers and renegotiates what is deemed appropriate. Her works examine how we deal with implicit rules and unspoken boundaries; and how we may express consent with and without words.
Pilvi Takala (b. 1981, Helsinki) lives in Helsinki and Berlin. She graduated with an MA from Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. She received the Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts and Frieze London’s Emdash Award in 2013.