EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art celebrates its 10th year by starting a new exhibition series In Search of the Present. The first exhibition immerses in current issues, as well as considerations on who we are and where we are going.
The exhibition concept was inspired by the 1929 collection of essays by Olavi Paavolainen, an influential Finnish modernist writer and thinker, in which he discusses the essence of the modern human in the modern, changing world. His thinking offers astounding parallels to questions we are asking ourselves today.
Artworks by 22 international artists are displayed. The impressive collection of artworks curated by Pilvi Kalhama, Henna Paunu and Päivi Talasmaa consists of works produced by various media including sound art, spacial installations and commissioned works.
The first edition of the exhibition series explores the nature of human beings that inhabit a global digital world and their relationship to the environment, themselves and other human beings.
David Altmejd / Berlinde de Bruyckere / Harun Farocki / Maria Friberg / Hannaleena Heiska / Camille Henrot / Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir / Sasha Huber / Artor Jesus Inkerö / Saija Kassinen / Yazan Khalili / Klara Kristalova / Elke Silvia Krystufek / Antti Laitinen / Jonathan Monk / Ben Okri / Erwin Olaf / Aza Shadenova / Elly Strik / Pascale Marthine Tayou / Anne Tompuri / Akram Zaatari
David Altmejd: The Orbit, 2012
Collection Janne and Carl Christian Aegidius
Long-term loan Collection Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d´Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
Photo: Tim Safranek photographics
Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.