Already over the museum’s entrance lobby opens the first flowers of the artificial cosmos created by the Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa for his exhibition on the 2nd floor. Choi builds his installations by blending Korean pictorial tradition with global consumer culture. From ordinary consumer goods and colorful plastic beads and vessels, Choi builds surprising installations and sculptures which often make you smile – or what would you say about a shiny pink pig with wings, ready to fly?
A selection from the museum’s vast collection of contemporary art is on display on the 3rd floor. The selected works by 27 artists are meant to invite and challenge all our senses: one of the installations is made especially for smelling! The artists of the exhibition represent the younger generation of Finnish and Nordic artists.
Don’t miss on the 4th floor the installation Conversation in Pieces by Finnish artist Jani Ruscica. It contains peculiar objects presented on a white platform; among them red music box, a totem pole, a couple of marionettes, and the portrait of the artist as a ventriloquist’s dummy’s head. All of them are meant to be played by professional performers, and you may only imagine how the objects would act, move or sound when brought to life. Next time the live performers will appear in August
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto’s huge installation Boa on the 5th floor invites you to sit down, rest and relax. Or, if restless, you may play guitar, drum or maracas – singing is also allowed. The installation reflects on the artist’s recent interest in the culture the Huni Kuin people, one of the indigenous peoples living in the Amazon rainforest. The installation also highlights the basic human need of being together, accepting others. More of Neto’s permissive works are to be found on the 4th floor: enjoy!