A Collection of Artists

Ars Nova
10.3.−5.11.2017

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.

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 artist 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.

View from A Collection of Artists -exhibition. In the picture paintings by Nikolai Lehto. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
A Collection of Artists -exhibition approaches works of the art collection by getting to know their creators. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
View from A Collection of Artists -exhibition. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
View from A Collection of Artists -exhibition. In the picture paintings by Lars-Gunnar Nordström. Photo: Jari Nieminen.