Pilvi Takala receives the Emdash Award 2013

Pilvi Takala receives the Emdash Award 2013

Frieze Foundation

Pilvi Takala, Wallflower (still), 2006. Video, 10:26 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa.

June 20, 2013

Pilvi Takala receives the Emdash Award 2013

Frieze London
Regent’s Park, London
17–20 October 2013


The recipient of the 2013 Emdash Award is Pilvi Takala.

Takala has chosen to give the opportunity to devise and realise the Emdash Award in 2013 to a group of children. As a starting point for the project, Takala will establish a committee of children, around the age of 12, who in a series of workshops will decide on the final form and scope of the project. By working with this committee Takala aims to establish a collective decision-making process with an outcome that has the potential for children to operate as equals, with a common ground and language. The workshops will take place ahead of the fair, over a three-month period, and will be led by Pilvi Takala and artist and educator Polly Brannan. The committee’s final decisions will be presented at Frieze London 2013.

Takala’s proposal was selected from over 550 applications by artists from across the world. The Emdash Award allows an emerging artist based outside the UK to realise a major project at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme.

The Emdash Award is supported by the Emdash Foundation, a private foundation with a mission to support new ideas and emerging talent across disciplines, from the arts and cultural projects to science. In 2013, the residency of the Emdash Award winner will once again be developed in partnership with Gasworks.

Pilvi Takala studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helskini and Glasgow School of Art. Recent solo shows include Slight Chance at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Random Numbers at Carlos/Ishikawa, London. Recent group shows include Nouvelles vagues at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Maintenance Required at The Kitchen, New York and Apparatus Criticus & Locus at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.

The 2013 selection committee for the Emdash Award was Nicola Lees (Curator, Frieze Foundation); Andrea Dibelius (Founder, Emdash Foundation); Goshka Macuga (artist); Amelie Von Wedel (Advisor, Emdash Foundation); Rowan Geddis (Residencies Programmer, Gasworks); Stuart Comer (Film Curator, Tate Modern). 

Frieze London will take place 17–20 October 2013 in Regent’s Park, London and will present approximately 150 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries. Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.

Additional support for the Emdash Award 2013 has been provided by Frame, the Finnish visual art agency.

RSVP for Pilvi Takala receives the Emdash Award 2013
Frieze Foundation
June 20, 2013

Thank you for your RSVP.

Frieze Foundation will be in touch.

I have read e-flux’s privacy policy and agree that e-flux may send me announcements to the email address entered above and that my data will be processed for this purpose in accordance with e-flux’s privacy policy*

Thank you for your interest in e-flux. Check your inbox to confirm your subscription.