June 17, 2014 - Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma - Summer 2014 exhibitions
June 17, 2014

Summer 2014 exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar, Kulttuuri = Pääoma (Culture = Capital), 2012/2014. Metal, plexiglass, LED lights. Photo: Alfredo Jaar.

Summer 2014
Alfredo Jaar / Together: Kiasma & Marimekko / Kiasma Hits

Until September 7

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki 


Alfredo Jaar: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve
The exhibition is the first major solo exhibition by Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956, Chile) in Finland. The artist’s critical and humanist worldview is an urgent statement in the current world situation.

The overriding theme in Alfredo Jaar’s large-scale installations, films, photographs and neon works is human and social ethics—our responsibility for our own fate and that of others. Presented on two floors at Kiasma, the retrospective show comprises more than 40 works from 1974 to 2014, including such ground-breaking works as Lament of the Images (2002), The Silence of Nduwayezu (1997) and The Sound of Silence (2006). For this exhibition, Jaar’s historic landmark work One Million Finnish Passports, shown for the first time in Helsinki in 1995, has been re-created.

On the occasion of the exhibition by Alfredo Jaar, Kiasma is proud to present a new bilingual (English/Finnish) publication with rich illustrations. The book features eight new essays by Néstor García Canclini, Taru Elfving, Kati Kivinen, Patrik Nyberg, Marja Sakari, Teivo Teivainen, Jari-Pekka Vanhala and Matti Wuori, and a conversation between the artist and Pirkko Siitari, Director of Kiasma.

Exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, 11 April–7 September
Catalogue: send your inquiries and orders to vtmshop [​at​] fng.fi
For more information, please contact:
Kati Kivinen, Curator: kati.t.kivinen [​at​] kiasma.fi / T +358 (0) 294 500 540

Together: Kiasma & Marimekko
Top names of Finnish contemporary art, design and fashion meet in the Together exhibition, which is produced jointly by Marimekko, a famous Finnish design company, and Kiasma museum. The boundary-breaking exhibition project opens new views into the world of art and design. In many of its exhibitions over the years, Kiasma has explored the interface between contemporary art and other creative disciplines, such as music, design and comics. Marimekko too has boldly combined its design with modern dance, ballet and contemporary art.

The invited 16 artists and designers were given a carte blanche to produce a work for the exhibition. Some artists used the materials and production processes of Marimekko in new ways, others explored the common sources of inspiration shared by product designers and artists. The featured artists are Jenni Hiltunen, Erja Hirvi, Maija Louekari, Aino-Maija Metsola, Tiina Mielonen, Teresa Moorhouse, Tommi Musturi, Noora Niinikoski, Tuula Pöyhönen, Sami Ruotsalainen, Aamu Song & Johan Olin, Anu Tuominen, Jenni Tuominen, Timo Vaittinen and Hanna Vihriälä.

For more information, please contact:
Arja Miller, Chief Curator, Collections: arja.miller@kiasma.fi / T +358 (0) 50 336 1980

Kiasma Hits: Exhibition presents ‘hits’ of contemporary art from Kiasma collections
The exhibition presents new acquisitions and compares them with all-time ‘hits’ from Kiasma’s collections. The past and the present of both Finnish and international contemporary art merge through the art works. The exhibition looks at the collections as a whole, spanning the period from the 1960s to the very latest acquisitions. It is a journey from the visual vocabulary of Modernism to interactive and bodily experiences in which the viewer’s own presence and participation makes the work of art complete.

Among the artists are Giovanni Anselmo, Ebba Bohlin, Petah Coyne, Jacob Dahlgren, Vladislav Delay, Brad Downey, Walter De Maria, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Markus Heikkerö, Alma Heikkilä, Timo Heino, Mikko Hintz, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Donald Judd, Yves Klein, Hilda Kozári, Matti Kujasalo,  Esa Laurema, Ange Leccia, Frank Stella, Iiu Susiraja, Marianna Uutinen, Roi Vaara, and Lea Whittington.

For more information, please contact:
Arja Miller, Chief Curator, Collections: arja.miller@kiasma.fi / T +358 (0) 50 336 1980

Kiasma Communications:
Piia Laita, Communications Manager: piia.laita [​at​] kiasma.fi / T +358 (0) 40 590 8805
Päivi Oja, Press Officer: paivi.oja [​at​] kiasma.fi / T +358 (0) 40 575 1486

Images and other PR material: www.kiasma.fi/press

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