ARS 11 – contemporary art in Kiasma, Helsinki 2.



photos of the weekend #47 / ARS 11 – contemporary art in Kiasma, Helsinki part 2.




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 ARS 11 in Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

Left: Statue of Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951)

was the military leader….Mannerheim is widely regarded,

by many Finns and non-Finns alike, as the father of the modern country of Finland.



Mary Sibande

Mary Sibande 'The Reign' in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

Sibande depicts a woman named Sophie who wears a blue dress remininscent of a
Victorian costume and a maid’s outfit…Sophie turns everyday rules upside down.



Mary Sibande in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse (2)

More Mary’s art in Gallery MOMO 



Patrizia Guerresi Maïmouna

Patrizia Guerresi Maïmouna in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

Gurresi considers themes of femininity, religion abd corporality –

in her own words, “the mystic body”.

More her art here.



Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

…the lives of people at an electronic waste dump in Ghana.

Read more about permanent error.



Romuald Hazoumè

Romuald Hazoumè in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

…the snake made out of old oil canisters –

they point tot the West African oil industry and the smuggling that goes on.

Romuald in Facebook



Odili Donald Odita

Odili Donald Odita in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

Odita often creates paintings directly in existing spaces –

wall painting challenge us to experience the space in a new way.

Visit his website.



Kudzanai Chiurai

Kudzanai Chiurai in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

This photographic series introduces the Black President and his imaginary government.

More his art here.



Barthélémy Toguo

Barthélémy Toguo in ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki by BLOGitse

…like a temporary refugee camp built to satisfy urgent needs…

Visit his website.




Watch artists interviews here or visit Kiasma’s website.



Did you notice all the shadows in and out? 🙂


Shadow Shot Sunday


Sundays In My City


Life In Pictures



Have a relaxing weekend!




35 thoughts on “ARS 11 – contemporary art in Kiasma, Helsinki 2.”

  1. Thanks for the photos.
    I was very interested in the refugee camp option. It looks almost practical, but the top bunks might be a bit risky.
    The whole page has thought provoking art.

  2. The artwork certainly makes you think. I especially liked the one about the waste in Ghana demonstrated by a huge wheel. Also the African president portrayed in so many different characters. it’s been a while since I came over. Glad to see you’re still showing your inspiring photos.

  3. The works by Maru Sibande are my favorites. I would love to read more about the story behind Sophie. I like all of the works, but hers are the ones that touch me the most. Lots of great shadows. Such a nice collection for us to see. genie

    Where is my shadow,
    I can’t find her anywhere,
    I’m lonely without her.

    If the lighting’s right
    and I am out in the yard
    I bet she’ll be there.

    That will make me smile,
    My loneliness will then end
    I’ll be with my friend.

  4. Sophie must be my guardian angel or my patron saint!


    Shadows above me, shadows below,
    Shadows beside me, wherever I go;

    Shadows each morning, shadows at night—
    Shadows, O shadows, you’re my delight!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadows here and shadows there

  5. I like the artistry of the horseman and his steed – the horse is big, but can be managed to assist the man in his quest. The horse and rider as one…

    Odita offers a neat 3-D geometric feel, the colors so bold! What a neat museum!

    • Kannattaa googlettaa noita taiteilijoita, lisaa kuvia loytyy vaikka kuinka paljon.
      Tajuaa myos sen kuinka kansainvalisia kaikki taiteilijat ovat!
      Tama ARS oli mielestani todella onnistunut!


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