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Ahmet Öğüt and Pilvi Takala
Apr 13, 2013

Saturday April 13, 2013
2640 South La Cienega Blvd.

This one-hour program presents the moving image of international artists Pilvi Takala and Ahmet Öğüt. The onsite event will be followed by a discussion with audience members, the artists and LA><ART curator-at-large, Matthew Schum.

Our retrospective look will feature the following works by each artist:

Pilvi Takala
The Real Snow White

Ahmet Öğüt
Oscar William Sam
Somebody Else's Car
Things We Count
Let It Be Known to All Persons Here Gathered
Guppy 13 vs Ocean Wave: A Bas Jan Ader Experience

* Image courtesy of Ahmet Öğüt; artwork commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial.
** Image courtesy of Pilvi Takala, Galerie Diana Stigter and Carlos/Ishikawa.

Ahmet Öğüt: (b. 1981, Diyarbakir, Turkey) Lives and works between Berlin, Istanbul and Amsterdam. Öğüt recently completed a year-long residency at the Tate and the Delfina Foundation to develop the ongoing project The Silent University (2012). Öğüt solo exhibitions include the Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart; SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul; Fondazione Giuliani, Rome; Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Sydney and Kunsthalle, Basel. Selected group exhibitions include the 7th Liverpool Biennial; the 12th Istanbul Biennial; the 4th Moscow Biennial; Performa 09 and the 5th Berlin Biennial. He is winner of the 2010 Europas Zukunft prize from Museum of Contemporary Art  Leipzig (GfZK), the 2011 Volkskrant Art Prize, and 2012 The Special Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize. Öğüt represented Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale with Banu Cennetoğlu.

Pilvi Takala: (b. 1981, Helsinki, Finland) Graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 (MFA), was artist-in-residence at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam 2009-2010 and won the Dutch Prix de Rome 2011. Her solo exhibitions include Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Künstlerhaus Bremen; Kunsthalle Erfurt, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Turku Art Museum; Kunsthalle Lissabon; Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway. Her work has been shown in New Museum, New York; S.M.A.K., Ghent; Kunsthalle Basel; De Hallen Haarlem; Wiels, Brussels; 4th Moscow Biennial; Witte de With, Rotterdam; 4th Bucharest Biennial; 5th Berlin Biennial; 9th Istanbul Biennial and Kunsthalle Helsinki.