Modern Life! – Finnish Modernism and the International Dimension showcases highlights of architecture, design, visual art and photography that contributed to the construction of a modern and international Finland between 1917 and 1968.
The exhibition explores the story of Tyko Sallinen (1879–1955), a pioneer in Finnish painting and expressionism. Consisting of 50 works, the show focuses on Sallinen’s most important period, the 1910s. The exhibition also includes works by the artist’s first wife, Helmi Vartiainen, and by their daughters Taju and Eva.
The works of Tove Jansson (1914–2001) are amongs the most cherished pieces in the HAM collection. HAM has dedicated some of its galleries to an exhibition of the artist's life and works.
Eva Törnwall-Collin was a versatile and distinctive modernist. The exhibition presents an extensive overview of her work. Comprising more than 50 pieces, has a special focus on her arresting depictions of contemporaries and portraits illuminating inner worlds.
When looking at Hautamäki's works, we can forget the question of representation. A more interesting question is: What happens in these paintings?
Jouko Korkeasaari’s new sculptural installation, Mystical Rapture, is all about the moment when we lose control. It consists of 17 human figures who are all transported by a strange ecstasy, abandoning themselves to movement as if engaged in some primitive dance.