Närbild av James Prevetts konstverk..
Photo: James Prevett

James Prevett Twenty-Three Sculptures and a Painting


James Prevett (UK/FIN) shows new sculptures that begin with domestic detritus and lead to the spiritual and magical. Optional titles for the show were: ‘Everyday (orOrdinary’) Magic’, ‘Tea and Biscuits with an Angel’, ‘Modest Sculptures and other Proposals’, ‘Rubbish Mandalas’, ’Presence’, ‘Holes Let Things In and Out’, ‘Bags, Tubes and Things’ and ‘Other People’s Waste’.

Prevett has invited writer Luis Sagasti (ARG), artists Mikko Kuorinki (FIN) and Hikari Nishida (FRA/JPN/FIN), and the Independent Community Radio Network (EST/FIN,/LTU/LVA) to make something for the exhibition in response to the works and ideas. Argentinian writer Luis Sagasti has written a new text leading off from James’s work. Mikko Kuorinki’s interjection consists of a text score and temporary material additions to the exhibition. Hikari Nishida has made a small publication from everyday experiences and inkjet poetry The Independent Community Radio Network (ICRN) is an international initiative connecting and supporting like-minded radios to establish more sustainable and long-term futures. Currently, ICRN exists as Palanga Street Radio (Vilnius), Tirkultura (Riga), IDA (Tallinn) and IDA (Helsinki). They are gathering in Helsinki where they will be joined by members of Cashmere Radio (Berlin). Together they will make a live radio broadcast from inside the exhibition, interacting with the works and related texts through sonic interpretation, spoken word and sound collage.

James Prevett will be present in the exhibition on Sunday 25.09.2022

ICRN will broadcast live from the exhibition on Tuesday 13.09.2022 from 19:00-21:00. You can listen live at https://idaidaida.net, https://palanga.live, and https://tirkultura.net

Mikko Kuorinki’s text will be performed on Sunday 25.09.2022 at 14:00

James Prevett makes things to gather around – objects, events, text, video, often combined together as sculpture. He is interested in sculpture as means to explore the limits of minds and bodies, both personal and collective. He has exhibited widely including in UK, Finland, Sweden, Thailand, USA, Austria and Brazil, and was part of a team that represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006. In 2021 he was awarded the inaugural Linnamo Prize, by the Olga and Vilho Linnamo Foundation. His works are in the Kiasma, Finnish National Gallery collection as well as numerous private collections. Prevett lives and works in Helsinki, Finland where he is a Sculpture Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki.

Luis Sagasti, a writer, lecturer and art critic, was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina in 1963. He graduated in History at the Universidad Nacional del Sur where he now teaches. From 1995 to 2003 he was Curator in charge of Education and Cultural Outreach at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bahía Blanca, authoring numerous art catalogues for exhibitions. Including Fireflies (known in Spanish as Bellas Artes, 2011), he has published four novels: El Canon de Leipzig (Leipzig’s Canon, 1999), Los mares de la Luna (Seas of the Moon, 2006), and Maelstrom (2015). He also has a book of essays Perdidos en el espacio (Lost in Space, 2011). His new novel, Una ofrenda musical (A Musical Offering) came out in early 2017.

Mikko Kuorinki was born in Rovaniemi in 1977. He started his artistic practise when he was 15-years old by releasing zines and music. Nowadays he lives in Helsinki and works mainly in the context of visual art by making installations, publications and happenings out of objects and texts. Materials of the works can be objects, rooms, texts, bits of songs, found and manufactured. Certain idea of documentarism is in the center of Kuorinki’s practise: he grabs on to what is at hand because of ten it is this seemingly meaningless and mundane material unfolds to him as a mystery.

Hikari Nishida is a visual artist from France and Japan, currently living in Helsinki. She graduated from the Fine Art School of Strasbourg in France, where she studied the medium of publishing as art practice. Her work is usually defined between gathering and collaborative artwork platforms, experimental publishing and installation art. She founded The Temporary Bookshelf in March 2021 which has been running in different locations since then.

ICRN is an international initiative connecting and supporting like-minded radios to establish more sustainable and long-term futures. Currently, ICRN exists as Palanga Street Radio (Vilnius), Tirkultura (Riga), IDA (Tallinn) and IDA (Helsinki). In Helsinki, they are joined by members of Cashmere Radio (Berlin).

ICRN’s activity has been made possible by the generous support of Nordic Culture Point.

The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Center of Finland.

Video by Pia Männikkö

Photo: Aukusti Heinonen.
Photo: Aukusti Heinonen.
Photo: Aukusti Heinonen.

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