The artist brothers Magnus, Wilhelm and Ferdinand von Wright, who lived during the period of the Grand Duchy of Finland, are known as painters of landscapes, still lifes and nature subjects, and as scientific illustrators. The brothers’ works will be accompanied by new art by the photographic artist Sanna Kannisto (born 1974) and the conceptual artist Jussi Heikkilä (born 1952).
The von Wright Brothers exhibition is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence.Get to know the exhibition
Each culture has narratives about its history, but remains silent about difficult issues. The series of multi-media works by the contemporary artist Adel Abidin (born 1973) comments on identity, power and Finland. The Iraqi-born artist works in Helsinki and Amman.Get to know the exhibition
In the Italian art of the 1920s and 1930s, artists began to look at reality and to interpret the world in a new way. The phenomenon, entitled magical realism, emerged after the end of the First World War and lasted throughout the 1920s. Magical realist art was characterised by the rejection of everyday reality, solemn monumentality, and a stylised, staged quality. The works display an identifiable sense of silence, which is symbolised by, for example, a sense of waiting, dreaming, strangeness, and loneliness.Get to know the exhibition