Herttoniemenranta, april 2020 / Photo: Yehia Eweis/Helsinki City Museum

The strangeness of everyday life is revealed and the line between fact and fiction is blurred when spaces and the people in them are examined from a different perspective or focusing on the smallest details. The Everyday Strangeness online exhibition opens the collection activities of HAM Helsinki Art Museum and Helsinki City Museum to the public through a common theme. The exhibition features the video art compilation Observe the moment from HAM’s collection and photographs documenting Helsinki during the coronavirus outbreak from the City Museum’s collections, collectively titled Silent City. Employing a similar tone, the video pieces and photographs challenge viewers to look beyond routines.