08, 09 – 18, 09 2009

The September exhibition of MASA, by Pilvi Takala, will take place at Antijen Tasarım. The artist will present a video taken from her performance in Disneyland Paris.

Pilvi Takala often undergoes modest acts that are designed to disrupt daily life in semi-public locations. She generally records these acts with hidden cameras and edits them to share with her audience. This time, the artist embodies the main character of “Snow White and she Seven Dwarves”; a well known figure, created by Brothers Grimm and filmed by Disney in 1937, when it became one of Disney’s most important characters. Takala attempts to enter Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney), one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe, while wearing the exact copy of the costume used by the “Real Snow White” inside the amusement park.

Pilvi Takala was born in 1981. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (MFA) in 2006. Her previous works have been displayed in solo exhibitions in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb; Ellen de Brujne Projects, Amsterdam; Galeria Noua, Bucharest. She also took part in the 9th Istanbul Biennale and is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie, in Amsterdam.


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