A Collection of Artists

10.3.2017 to 5.11.2017
Ars Nova

This exhibition, showcasing the artists of the museum’s art collection, shines a light on 23 artists from Finland and abroad. This includes, among others, Ulla Rantanen and Kauko Lehtinen from Finland, Antoni Tàpies and Pablo Picasso from Spain, Afrika (Sergei Bugajev) from Russia, David Hockney from England as well as Deborah Kass and Sam Francis from the United States.

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Lars-Gunnar Nordström: Dimensional Situation, 1968, oil on hardboard.

The exhibition explores the chosen works with an eye toward their respective origins and creators. Every work included in the collection tells the story of a particular artists and the paths they’ve taken through life. Shown here are over 50 works from artists working in different periods and environments. The primary focus of the exhibition is on the latter half of the 20th century.

The museum’s annually updated art collection is comprised of around 650 works of contemporary art from Finland and all around the Western world.