NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Museum of Becoming is a set of three works that show new ways of thinking about the human being. The works consider the relationship between human beings and their own community, their environment and other species.

The Museum of Nonhumanity (2016) installation is an imaginary museum of the history of the distinction between human and animal. Remnants (2020) shows the human figure as fragile and indefinable in a landscape dominated by powers greater than those of humankind. The artworks and objects in Remnants have been selected for this exhibition from the HAM and Helsinki City Museum collections. The interviews in the videowork Becoming (2020) show the multiplicity of being in “buds” that are still growing, and which must be cherished and nurtured.

The exhibition is part of the programme of contemporary art event Helsinki Biennial, which will be held in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island 12.6.–26.9.2021.

Gallery name: Helsinki Art Museum HAM

Address: Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Helsinki

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:00 - 19:00

Open: 02.06.2020 - 17.01.2021