House Games – Jyväskylä, March 6-13, 2011
House Games is a thematic art exhibition about the home/family/house, which takes place in an apartment.
This event takes place in a standard Finnish apartment, which maintains its function as a home, while serving as an alternative exhibition outlet. The exhibition is composed of recent artwork from a broad range of artistic practices and cultures. The site-specific installations, videos, paintings, drawings and sculptures shown in House Games range from free associations to literal takes on the theme of “house” and/or “home”.
The House Games triennial was previously organised in 2005 and 2008. The underlying objective of House Games is to incite community interest in the arts by providing a warm and casual space in which artists and the general public can comfortably mingle. House Games is also interested in presenting a light challenge to artists in the invitation to create new work which coherently relates to a theme, bridges the difficulties of a lived-in exhibition space and stays true to the artists’ intentions. House Games promotes an active artistic community in Central Finland coming together for a better comprehension of art and the vitality of artistic expression.
Live Herring has invited the photographer, Timo Wright, to participate in the House Games triennial. Wright’s Self-portrait will be on view at the triennial for the entire weeklong event: from March the 6th until the 13th, 2011. For this piece, Wright has individually photographed all of his possessions: a total of 3,328 objects. The Self-portrait will be shown on a 5inch, black and white screen. This compilation of images deals with ideas of consumption.
Timo Wright will be present as guest artist at House Games to discuss his work on Saturday March 12th, 2011. Wright’s artwork and presence in Jyväskylä are part of the Live Herring ’11 event.