Sandstorm: Ympäristötaidenäyttely Yyterissä

Anna Jensen (Curator), Anni Venäläinen (Curator), Eliisa Suvanto (Curator)

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Abstract

Sandstorm Exhibition

Traditionally the so-called summer exhibitions have been taken into fields and barns, but why is it so difficult to combine beach life and art?

In July 2019 Porin kulttuurisäätö collective is opening Sandstorm, a site-specific group exhibition. Located on the infamous Yyteri Beach, the exhibition aims both to question the concept of environmental and land art, as well as to create positive ecological impact on the already protected site. Despite all of the well-meaning practices art doesn’t only create aesthetical imprints but it often ends up producing excessive amounts of waste and other surplus material. In Sandstrom the collective continues its work in redefining art and its production, taking urgent ecological and environmental questions to the center of its practice and sustainable thinking into the creative process. While creating and mediating new knowledge art is a way of exploring possibilities for living among the new climate regime and the anxiety it causes. Through the project Porin kulttuurisäätö wants to make the unique Yyteri beach visible and accessible in a new way and suggest an alternative for how we use the fragile nature around us – while enjoying the beach!

Sandstorm is kindly supported by Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Pori, Svenska Kulturfonden and Iaspis.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPori
PublisherPorin Kulttuurisäätö
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2019
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventSandstorm: Ympäristötaidenäyttely Yyterissä - Yyteri, Pori, Finland
Duration: 14 Jul 202021 Jul 2020
https://porinkulttuurisaato.org/projects/sandstorm-ymparistotaidenayttely-yyterissa/

Field of art

  • Contemporary art

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