Women in Kahves
Pilvi Takala (b. 1981) is based in Berlin and Helsinki. After graduating from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006, she has attended numerous international exhibitions and festivals. Her work has been shown in e.g. MoMA PS1 and New Museum, New York; Palais de Tokyo; Kunsthalle Basel; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and the 9th Istanbul Biennial. Takala won the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2011 and the Emdash Award in 2013. The winning work was presented at the Frieze Art Fair in London.
Artistic project : Women in Kahves
The video is based on a series of interventions in Turkish teahouses, where usually only men spend time and play games. The artists and three Turkish women entered several teahouses to drink tea and to play “OKEY”. This was shot with a hidden camera by a male assistant and some of the material was used for the video piece.
Audioguide : listen to the artist’s reflexion on the theme « Play and Distraction »
© Pilvi Takala