Some recommended exhibitions going on in Helsinki museums in August:
To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson (1914-2001), Ateneum will host a major centenary exhibition presenting Jansson’s impressive career as an artist, illustrator, political caricaturist, author and creator of the Moomin characters and stories.
Alfredo Jaar: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve
at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
The overriding theme in the artist’s large scale installations, films, photographs, objects, and neon works is human and social morals – our responsibility for our own fate and that of others. Presented on two floors at Kiasma, the retrospective show comprises more than 40 works from 1974–2014, including such ground-breaking works as Lament of the Images, The Silence of Nduwayezu and The Sound of Silence.
at Design Museum
The year 2014 will mark the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. In honour of the event, Design Museum will stage an extensive exhibition of Tapiovaara’s work. The theme is considered in particular from the perspectives of the social responsibility of the designer and sustainable development. The exhibition will present interior designs, furniture and previously undisplayed sketches from archives. A book will be published in connection with the exhibition.
at Helsinki City Museum / Hakasalmi Villa
Photo exhibition Brylcreem (Rasvaletti) at Hakasalmi Villa takes you back to the 1950s, a time of rebuilding. The photographs of the exhibition are full of memories and nostalgia: milk shops and nylon stockings, Brylcreem and leather jackets, the Olympics and Miss Universe Armi Kuusela.