Sunday Salon


at Porvoo Art Hall

September 3rd 2023, 11-16

ar 14 UNDER YOUR SKIN performance by Mirka Raito
with sounds by Gnomes of the black Lodge (K.Mustonen)

Joint finissage of the exhibitions Spiderwomen & Monkey and a Machine

Sunday Salon pays homage to Louise Bourgeois' Spiders and Sunday Salons, which she organized in her New York home for nearly thirty years.
The salons were open to all - if you brought your own work to the conversation and a good whisky or chocolate.
In the joint exhibition Spiderwomen by Niina Lehtonen Braun, Mirka Raito and Miia Rinne,
the works and themes are linked like a never-ending story or a constantly reweaving web.
On the last Sunday, Louise's spirit waves a knee-high foot under the table, and Venus offers her own gifts and is reborn.
At 14:00, Mirka Raito's Under Your Skin performance begins, combining for the first time with sounds by the Gnomes of the Black Lodge (K.Mustonen).
Kalle Mustonen's Monkey and a Machine installation is on display at Gallery Fikka. It is an automaton, a clockwork. It is a soundsystem and a meditative space.

Under Your Skin
 performance duration about 30 min.
*The Venus is here. She is filled and her body is open.
I crawl under her skin. I am stronger. I drink wine and milk.
She eats yeast, chocolate and liquorice and laughs out loud.
I pass out and she's been asleep for 30,000 years. It's drunken love.*

A warm welcome!
Niina Lehtonen Braun, Mirka Raito, Miia Rinne ja Kalle Mustonen
Porvoon Taidehalli
Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1
06100 Porvoo