Pavilion of Finland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia


Pilvi Takala
Close Watch


Christina Li


Frame Contemporary Art Finland


Aalto Pavilion of Finland
Giardini della Biennale, Venice


23 April – 27 November 2022


Press preview days
20–22 April 2022

Opening times
23 April – 25 September 2022, 11am – 7pm
27 September – 27 November 2022, 10am – 6pm


Further visiting information and tickets



Press conference
Wednesday 20 April, 11am
Pavilion of Finland, Giardini


Pavilion opening reception
Wednesday 20 April, 2pm
Pavilion of Finland, Giardini




Close Watch is accompanied by a publication published by Mousse Publishing. It encapsulates Pilvi Takala’s extensive preparation and field research that informed the work’s development. Featuring notes, interviews with her former colleagues, as well as a curatorial essay by Christina Li, the book further opens up the complexities around private security as both a concept and an industry.


Christina Li


Christina Li, Pilvi Takala


Vela Arbutina


112 pages, softcover, 23 x 30 cm

ISBN 9788867495290

€ 27 / $ 30


Available through

Mousse Publishing, Milan
DAP | Distributed Art Publishers, New York
Les presses du réel, Dijon
Antenne Books, London