A reflection on the tensions inherent to interpreting art and poetry in challenging political times.
The choice of the teamLab collective for the opening exhibition of the Amos Rex Museum indicates that the museum’s mission is sharing the exuberant power of art.
HELSINKI — “In the final days of a damp, misty November, the body of a young woman is found in the icy embrace of the waters off Kaivopuisto Park.”
For most people, a nasty bruise is something to cover up.
A forthcoming exhibition in Helsinki will offer visitors an education grounded in disobedience and protest, equipping them with tools and ideas to challenge society’s injustices and fight for change.
Members of Helsinki’s City Board have rejected the long-standing proposal to build a branch of the Guggenheim Museum on the city’s waterfront. Eight of the board’s fifteen members voted today against furthering the proposal to the City Council for consideration.
Through Finnish television, newspaper and blog media outlets, statements have arisen from Finnish museum and government administration that the construction of a Finland Guggenheim, the subject of a current feasibility study, may be funded by the decommissioning and closing of Helsinki’s own local art museums.