Exhibitions in Helsinki
So many exhibitions, so little time? Here are some of the interesting ones, go check them out. For more, visit our brand new event calendar.
HELENE SCHJERFBECK: THROUGH MY TRAVELS I FOUND MYSELF 15.11.2019 – 26.1.2020
The exhibition describes how Helene Schjerfbeck became Helene, and how a talented student grew into one of the most influential artists in our history. The exhibition focuses specifically on Schjerfbeck’s years of travel, during which she stayed in Paris, Pont-Aven in northern France, Fiesole in Italy, and St Ives in England at the end of the 19th century.
Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2. Open Tue & Fri 10-18, Wed & Thu 10-20, Sat & Sun 19-17.
VIVIEN MAIER: THE SELF-PORTRAIT AND ITS DOUBLE 7.1.–24.5.
Vivian Maier (1926–2009) worked in the early 1950s and, for over forty
years after that, as a nanny in New York and then in Chicago. Her entire
life was spent in anonymity until 2007 when her photographic corpus came
to light. It is a huge and impressive body of work, consisting of more
than 120,000 negatives, super 8 and 16mm films, various audio recordings,
a few photographs, and hundreds of undeveloped rolls of film.
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Tallberginkatu 1 G. Open Tue, Thu and Fri 11–18, Wed 11–20, Sat–Sun 11–17.
MICHAEL JACKSON: ON THE WALL –26.1.2020
The exhibition includes around one hundred works of art, bringing
together leading contemporary artists’ interpretations of Michael Jackson.
The exhibition features 48 established international artists like Andy
Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, Isa Genzken and Jordan Wolfson. Inspired by the much-loved and debated pop icon, the artists examine the impact and influence of Michael Jackson’s life and art.
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition Centre Weegee, Ahertajantie 5, Espoo. Open Tue 11–17, Wed–Fri 11–19, Sat–Sun 11–17.
ELLEN THESLEFF – I PAINT LIKE A GOD –26.1.2020
The exhibition of one the most talented artists of the Finnish Golden Age presents Ellen Thesleff’s trailblazing and evolving art alongside texts, photographs and archive materials about her life. Thesleff was an exceptionally strong and independent woman striving to become a painter from an early age. She began her art studies at the age of fifteen in Finland and continued them later in Paris. Ever confident, she compared herself to Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Just as it was to her contemporaries, her style of painting is still striking, self-confident and free.
Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8. Open Tue–Sun 11–19.