Admission with Museum Card

MIKE KELLEY Day is done & GRACE NDIRITU Grief: A Love Letter | Porin taidekoulu 24.6.-21.7.2024

Pori Art Museum, Pori

  • 24.6.2024–21.7.2024

This summer, Pori Art Museum will have an exhibition in the premises of a local art school. Free admission.


Mike Kelleys film is shown in the schools drawing hall, and Ndiritus billboard poster in the inner courtyard of the school building. Day Is Done (2005/2006), perceived as one of the seminal works of Kelley, is a carnivalesque music film, where traumas and suppressed memories come forth through archetypical situations. The central aspect of Grace Ndiritus works is a sentence (Wherever you are I hope you have found peace.”) dedicated to Ndiritus late mother, as well as Mike Kelley (who departed in 2012).

The film Day Is Done can be seen during the opening hours of the exhibition, it does not have specific showing times.

Mike Kelley (1954-2012) was one of the major American artists of our time, whose versatile practice has influenced artists as well as the directions of contemporary art widely from the 1980s onwards.

Grace Ndiritu is a British-Kenyan contemporary artist who works with performance, installation, textile art and moving image. Ndiritu has also attended to the theme of museum institution through texts, exhibitions and publications.

Grace Ndiritu will visit Pori on Tue 25.6. and artist talk is from 5 p.m. She read her text Love Letter to Mike, which has been published as a part of a publication made in conjunction to the retrospective exhibition. (Mike Kelley: Ghost and Spirit, 2024, Tate publishing).

Opening hours
24.–30.6. Monday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1.–14.7. Wednesday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
15.–21.7. Monday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission
Pori Art School, Gallen-Kallelankatu 10, Pori.

Please note that access to the Mike Kelley: Day is Done exhibit is by stairs only. Grace Ndiritu: Grief: A Love Letter is on display in the courtyard of the art school.

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Museum contact details

Pori Art Museum
Etelranta, 28100 Pori

044 701 1080

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Museum building is closed due to renovation until January 2025. See the summer exhibitions! Poriginal Gallery, Etelranta 6, is open from Tue-Sun at 11-18, free admission. Also open on Mondays in July!

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