Mikko Kuorinki




Mikki Kuorinki presents the exhibition "Will whistle" in Archipelago.

My left ear was partly clogged up as I was lingering between the perfume shelves, sniffing and testing the novelties. I had packed with me an aluminium antenna, watercolour paintings, tempeh, musical notes and a pair of silicone earplugs. Man told me that horses chew on branches the same way as rabbits do, but can eat much bigger chunks. I worried where I would be sleeping and hoped they would love me for not having any talent. 


Mikko Kuorinki (Finland) lives and works in Helsinki. He recently took part in the exhibitions Xll Baltic Triennial at CAC Vilnius, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Centre Krakow, Kim? Vilnius, and his latest solo exhibition ´Skitsystem´ at Sorbus Helsinki.


Archipelago is a small, flexible platform for showing individual works and installations in a focused but open environment. Located on the ground floor of Hordaland kunstsenter, adjacent to a larger, more formal exhibition space, archipelago works with the constraint of limited physical space in order to explore the changing modalities of artworks in the age of virtual space. Archipelago is programmed with short lead times for each new project, with the intention of reinserting curatorial agility and real-time engagement into the institution. This initiative follows a different schedule to Hordaland kunstsenter’s main exhibition programme, and is conceived as a group of ‘thought islands’ appearing in time.

Hordaland Art Centre based in Bergen, Norway was established 1976 as the first artist run art centre in Norway. Its activities are based around the exhibition programme with equal emphasis on seminars, presentations and dialogue. Since 1987 Hordaland Art Centre has hosted a Nordic residency programme, from 2008 also open to international artists, curators, writers and other art professionals.