Exhibitions This Week
So many exhibitions, so little time? Here are some of the best ones, go check them out.
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DOUGLAS KIRKLAND: COCO CHANEL AND AN EVENING WITH MARILYN MONROE 20.8.–20.12.
The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space, named K1, will be opened with an inaugural showcase, featuring two exhibitions in one — Coco Chanel and An Evening with Marilyn — from the American photographer Douglas Kirkland (b. 1934). The photographs depict two iconic women who developed a deep understanding of the power of vision and gaze. Kirkland photographed Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel in the early 1960s while working at Look magazine. Douglas Kirkland is a photographer with a long career in Hollywood, known mainly for shooting renowned stars.
→ The Finnish Museum of Photography, Kämp Galleria K1, Pohjoisesplanadi 33.
GENERATION 2020 –23.8.
Amos Rex’s exhibition Generation 2020 presents the works of over 80 artists aged 15–23, selected from an open call that received over 1,600 work proposals. The exhibition displays a versatile array of contemporary art, including photography and video art, sculpture, textile arts and performance. Generation 2020 is a fascinating peek into the thoughts and art of a rising generation of artists.
→ Amos Rex, Mannerheimintie 22–24.
THE KUNTSI COLLECTION –2.8.
To mark the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Kuntsi Foundation presents a selection of works from its collection as part of a jubilee ex- hibition in Kunsthalle Helsinki. The Kunsti Foundation was established in 1970 by the Finnish consul Simo Kuntsi (1913–1984), a collector who assembled a significant collection of Finnish and international art. The collection provides a colourful overview of 20th century art history ranging from international modernists to Finnish contemporary artists, including samples of Pop Art, Kinetic Art, Informalism, Surrealism, Neo-Expressionism and Postmodernism.
→ Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3.
GUSTAFSSON&HAAPOJA: MUSEUM OF BECOMING
Museum of Becoming is Gustafsson&Haapoja’s first major museum exhibition in Finland. Encompassing both of HAM’s large arched halls, the exhibition calls for new ways of thinking about humanity and its relationship with the environment, other species, community and future. The three-part exhibition includes the installation Museum of Nonhumanity, the collection intervention Remnants and the artists’ new video installation Becoming. Completed in 2016 and the winner of the state prize for media art, Museum of Nonhumanity is an imaginary museum dedicated to the violent history of differentiating between human and animal.
→ Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8.