WAMx 17 December 2021–6 March 2022
The contact catalogue consists of participatory performance work, exploring how we can rediscover the importance of touch and physical closeness as social animals. The contact catalogue is split between 3 channel film, audio headset installation and live performance encounter. The pieces examine softness, embodied feeling and interdependence as things of vital importance in contemporary society, both in the face of growing social division and unfolding environmental crises.
Contemporary art by the river
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM) is the Turku City Art Museum named in honour of the famous Turku born sculptor, Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966). For nearly 50 years this modernist white museum building has reflected itself in the Aurajoki river, becoming an intrinsic part of the urban cultural landscape on the east bank.
Rob Hesp’s exhibition, which focuses on touch and contact between people, will open the new exhibition series The Institute of Coexistence at WAMx.
The contact catalogue consists of participatory performance work, exploring how we can rediscover the importance of touch and physical clo
Guided tours, interviews with the artist and open workshop. Welcome!
Program 9 Oct (all program is in Finnish)
Patricia Domínguez’s Green Irises brings together a multiscreen video installation and different objects installed into shapes that resemble altars
The centrepiece of the installation is the video Eyes of Plants (2019), in which Domínguez combines the cultural heritage of the indigenous people
The exhibition boasts a wide-ranging offering of contemporary art, which depicts the diversity of gender and sexuality.
With this exhibition, the museum is taking a stand on equality and introducing new voices to the debate on this subject.
Alia Farid’s essay film journeys through the traditions of celebration on an island where life flows according to its own unique rhythm.
The exhibition features a video art piece created by Alia Farid as a commission for the Sharjah biennial.
The summer exhibition, Anu Pentik – In the beginning there was a seed, showcases Pentik’s latest artistic works.
In this narrative exhibition planned for the museum’s premises, ceramics skilfully transform into everything from floating seeds to charred trees a
The installation exhibits colour samples from various natural elements distilled or ground onto a microscopic slide.
On each slide, the artist has painted images of nature spirits related to the animist worldview with transparent paint.
Uncertain Horizon exhibition observes the changing sea around us.
Things that we have taken for granted and considered immutable might become uncertain in the future, and the chains of consequence can be unexpecte