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Katharina Grosse: Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us

German artist Katharina Grosse has become internationally known for her large on-site paintings, which she sprays across objects, architectural structures and landscapes. In her first solo exhibition in Finland, Grosse will be taking over both of the arched halls on the upper floor of HAM. On display will be two…
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Lallukka – Life in the Home of Artists

The Artists’ Home, located in Etu-Töölö, Helsinki and built with funds bequeathed by Juho and Maria Lallukka is a unique cultural monument in Finland. Prominent figures of the art field have painted and sculpted in this impressive functionalist building. The idea of an artists’ home is that people live and…
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Inka Bell: Passage

“The clash of surfaces resonates in different ways on my retinas. Sometimes it is soothing and sometimes it makes me anxious. Colours and their junctions come alive when I stop and look at them for a longer while. The meeting of the colours creates a reaction, in which colours let …
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Enni Suominen: Mortarium

The pigment slurry is brushed onto the moist surface of the grey mass consisting of sand and slaked white lime putty. The object is stored in restricted airspace for weeks to make the pigment adhere tightly to the base as a result of a chemical reaction. With time, the grey …
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Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) are amongst the most cherished pieces in the HAM collection. HAM has dedicated some of its galleries to an exhibition of the artist’s life and works.In the gallery’s new hanging, Tove Jansson’s frescoes Party in the City (1947) and Party in the Country (1947) are joined by …
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Genderfuck 1900

HAM Helsinki Art Museum participates in recent debates about gender and its discontents with the exhibition Genderfuck 1900. The exhibition opens astonishing perspectives on the issue by turning attention to forgotten history. Showcased are roughly 300 postcards, studio photos and snapshots that date back more than a hundred years.
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Gustafsson&Haapoja: Museum of Becoming

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.
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Vilho Lampi

This exhibition presents Lampi’s key works from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of the works are on loan from Oulu Art Museum, which has co-produced the show. Also included is View from Liminka, a work from the Leonard and Katarina Bäcksbacka Collection at HAM.
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State of Mind – Helsinki 1939-1945

HAM Helsinki Art Museum and Helsinki City Museum have co-produced an exhibition called State of Mind – Helsinki 1939‒1945. Between 1939 and 1945, the appearance and spirit of Helsinki changed drastically. The exhibition, which will be spread over Tennispalatsi and Villa Hakasalmi, will showcase pessimism and optimism as reflected by visual…
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Old Age

The Old Age exhibition at HAM shines a light on that aspect of ageing which is so often ignored: the part that hurts, often quite literally, the part that you can feel in your joints and bones, even in your soul. That time of life when the mirror shows you…
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Ellen Thesleff. I Paint Like a God

Ellen Thesleff (1869–1954) was amongst the most talented artists of the Finnish Golden Age. She was one of the first Finnish Symbolists and Expressionists – a master of colour, light and movement, earning recognition already during her lifetime. She was a cosmopolitan, as much at home in Finland, Paris or…
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Paweł Althamer: I (am)

Internationally acclaimed Polish artist Paweł Althamer’s (b. 1967) extensive solo show in HAM showcases his diverse and surprising work from three decades. Althamer will also create a new collaborative artwork for the show that invites visitors to explore, be inspired and seek freedom of mind, body and soul. Paweł Althamer: …
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Old Age

The Old Age exhibition examines ageing candidly but with respect. While some of the works address old age directly, others acquire a new momentary meaning in light of the show’s theme.PHOTO: Ulla Liuhala 
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Otto Byström: I feel, all the time, like a garbage fire

Otto Byström (b. 1987, Oulu) is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary visual artist and member of the Sorbus artist collective. In his practice, he combines techniques of sculpture and printmaking with digital methods, performance, video and music. He has exhibited in Finland, Japan, Great Britain, Russia and the Czech Republic, and as …
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