The exhibition presents different ways of experiencing visual arts and challenges the traditional idea that visual arts can only be experienced by looking. The exhibition creates opportunities for experiencing art bodily through movement and being in the same space as the work.

What does art feel like? How does the artwork change when looking at it from a different angle?  What feelings or movement does the art provoke in the viewer's body? Does the artwork make you quiver and give you goose-bumps? Does it make you feel relaxed and calm? Are you moved? Does the experience of art make you weak or nauseous, or does it make your heart beat faster like it did for the French author Stendhal in Florence a long time ago? Or does it simply not move you at all?  
The Moving exhibition invites you to experience, experiment, wonder about and explore the feelings evoked by visual arts. The exhibition is largely based on being present in the same space as art and reminds that not all dimensions of art can be repeated virtually or on a computer screen.  
The exhibition mainly consists of works by more than twenty artists from the Turku City Art Collection, and also includes works acquired for the art collection in recent years that have not previously been displayed in WAM. Visitors get a chance to admire installations, sculptures, media art and paintings, among other art forms. In addi-tion, to support the exhibition, interactive media art works from Artturi Elovirta and Hanna Haaslahti have been requested for loan. 

Artists in the exhibition: Wäinö Aaltonen, Kristoffer Albrecht, Dave Berg, Hans-Christian Berg, Caj Bremer, Annika Dahlsten & Markku Laakso, Artturi Elovirta & Juho Vainio, Hanna Haaslahti, Vesa Hannuksela, Jussi Ha-ro, Jussi Heikkilä, Simo Helenius, Liisa Hietanen, Jarmo Hietaranta, Eero Hiironen, Aaron Hiltunen, Päivi Häkki-nen, Antti Jantunen, Ulla Jokisalo, Aino Kajaniemi, Manno Kalliomäki, Tiina Karimaa, Tiina Ketara, Hertta Kiiski, Kaisu Koivisto, Raakel Kuukka, Armi Laukia, Einari Levo, Stefan Lindfors, Ismo Luukkonen, Antti Maasalo, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Reijo Mörö, Umppa Niinivaara, Maarit Nissilä, Markku Ojala, Marje Pellinen, Roland Persson, Zoltan Popovits, Harri Pälviranta, Samu Raatikainen, Jarkko Roth, Kim Simonsson, Kaarina Tarkka.
The exhibition was curated by Exhibitions Curator Jonni Saloluoma at the Turku Museum Centre together with a content team with participants from various departments of the Museum. Dance artist Satu Tuittila has served as a consultant in the brainstorming and content production of the exhibition.

Guided Tours

  • In Finnish on Sundays at 2 pm
  • In Swedish 30 Oct, 27 Nov, 18 Dec and 22 Jan at 15 pm

Workshops (in Finnish)

  • Autumn Break Workshops 18–21 Oct at 12 am – 3 pm  
  • Morning coffee in WAM – Art workshops for young people and adults offer a relaxed moment with art while sipping a coffee.
    Colours on the move (“Värit liikkeellä“) on Sat 22 Oct and Sat 29 Oct at 11 am – 1 pm
    Colour and emotion (“Väri ja tunne”) on Sat 3 Dec at 10.30 am – 1 pm
  • Visual arts club for pupils in grades 4-6 from 25 Oct to 22 Nov on Tuesdays at 3-4.30 pm
  • WAM Weekend for children 19–20 Nov 10 am – 3 pm  

Exhibition is open 14 October 2022 – 22 January 2023.

Picture: Päivi Häkkinen, Richard, 2014. Photo: TMK / Ville Mäkilä.