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from 25 Nov 2016

During landscape painter Victor Westerholm’s term as the first director of Turku Art Museum 1891–1919, the collections of the museum came to comprise altogether 400 works of art acquired by purchase or as a donation. Many of these works have subsequently become undisputed classics of Finnish art. The new collection exhibition presents highlights from the classics alongside unrealised dreams – works that for some reason never became part of the collection. Read further


ROBERT DOISNEAU - MY PARIS
9 June – 27 Aug 2017

French master of black and white photography Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) wandered the Paris streets with his camera, recording to film the life of city residents. The results are charming and often playful snapshots that pay tribute to the everyday wonders. Read further


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EMMA HELLE: LA PASSION SELON ÈVE
9 June – 27 Aug 2017

The exuberant works of Emma Helle challenge conventional ideas of sculpture and femininity by employing a gaze that moves with equal facility in the history of art as well as vernacular and ecclesiastical imageries. The ruggedly sculpted forms are mostly made of wood and coarse-grained, sandy clay. Read further


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HALIL ALTINDERE: WONDERLAND
9 June – 27 Aug 2017

Halil Altindere’s Wonderland (2013) makes use of the conventions of music videos and hip hop culture to give voice to angry and frustrated youths living in the Sulukule Roma district in Istanbul. The rhimes of the hip hop group Tahribad-ı isyan comments on gentrification of the district, inequality, resistance and hope – in language that rattles even the authorities. Read further

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