Togmidshiirevin Enkhbold: My Home... Afsluitsdijk, The Netherlands, video, 2009

 

BARE HOUSE / PALJAS TALO.

PORI – ROTTERDAM – ULAANBAATAR

  

Poriginal gallery, Old Cotton Mill / Art Generation Space, Dyehouse 29.05.-20.06.2010
Pori Art Museum / Mediapoint / Sculpture Garden / Entrance Hall 29.05.-05.09.2010

Artists and architects:

Dugarsuren Batzorig (MN), Gregory Cowan (AUS/GB), Ser-Odin Dolgor (MN/GER), Togmidshiirevin Enkhbold (MN), Michael Fürst (AUT), Sedbazarin Ganzug (MN), Katrin Hornek (AUT), Aletta de Jong (NL), Sonia Leimer (ITA/AUT), Christian Mayer (GER/AUT), Chris van Mulligen (NL), Ana Rewakowicz (PL/CAN), Christine Saalfeld (GER/NL), Yondonjunain Dalkh-Ochir (MN), Annu Wilenius & Oula Salokannel (FIN)

BARE HOUSE. Pori - Rotterdam - Ulaanbaatar is an international exhibition and publication project that comments on the built environment, reflecting upon the past and present ideals of modern society through Western welfare states and the Developing World. The project focuses especially on architecture and the dimensions of personal existence. Modernisation with its belief in prefabricated construction and standards is challenged by the potential for autonomous construction.  The artists and architects featured in the exhibition come from Finland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Mongolia. Most of the works in the show were created during artist residencies in Mongolia, the Netherlands and Pori. The exhibition spreads out on both sides of the Kokemäki River from museum and gallery spaces into old industrial environments and other outdoors locations. Besides ways of inhabitation the exhibition thus also comments different spaces of display.

Katrin Hornek’s film project If Architecture Could Talk (2010) parallels ideas of freedom professed by Austrians building gers and Mongolian housing prospectors building standardized and prefabricated apartment blocks. In his work My Home (2009) T. Enkhbold puts up his ger in different locations in the Netherlands reflecting on the ger  as a symbol of nomadic life and his own relation to both the new setting and his own experience. The ger as a social space is addressed by Yo. Dalkh-Ochir in his work Mongolian Television (2010). The installation presents five different views through ger doors, documenting the everyday life of five different families as it appears between the 36 sqm of the ger and the wide-open steppe outside. The change in spatial experience between traditional life in a ger and the current semi-urban ger districts is commented by S. Dolgor, in her descriptions of erotic meetings in the steppe painted in the traditional zurag style, and Michael Fürst in his Silent Room Project (2010). In comment to localities in Pori Christian Mayer for example transfers a found spatial composition from the former Noormarkku Town hall, which has been non-accessible since some time, into Poriginal Gallery as part of his installation. Oula Salokannel and Annu Wilenius have reproduced a scale model of the house, Iisakinkirkko, that used to be located at Siltapuistokatu 21. This can be viewed in its original environment at the address mentioned. T. Enkhbold and Ana Rewakowicz will make new performances and documentations of their work in Pori.

Bare house –project will continue in the autumn 2010 with a publication based on the Pori exhibition, and in the summer of 2011 as an exhibition in Mongolia.

Curated by Annu Wilenius

 

WORK(S) IN CONTEXT(S) >> PDF

ON NOMADIC URBANISM AND OTHER OXYMORONS TO LEARN FROM
by Annu Wilenius >> PDF

S.GANZUG & T. ENKHBOLD IN STICHTING KAUS AUSTRALIS, ROTTERDAM (catalogue)
with foreword DUTCH LANDSCAPES WITH MONGOLIAN MEDIATIONS
by Annu Wilenius >> PDF

 

 

 


 

Katrin Hornek: If Architecture Could Talk, film/ installation, 2010


Annu Wilenius: Thoughts of /in Between, photographs, 2009

Sedbazarin Ganzug: You Can't Cheat Sin by Flour, video & installation, 2009-10

Serodin Dolgor: Monos Blossoming, gousche on paper, 2008

Christian Mayer: Tools from a Workshop 1961-2010, installation and performance (video), 2010

Sedbazarin Ganzug: Museum for Goats, project proposal for Pori Art Museum, 2009

Togmidshiirevin Enkhbold: My Home..on the Beach / Hoek van Holland, video, 2009

 

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