Shared space / 3 March–13 August 2023
Shared space introduces site-specific works that are commissioned for semi-public or public spaces around Helsinki. The works approach multi-species entanglements and other than human agencies, co-existence, presence and care as well as the sense of place, and the layered time and materiality. The artists present in the exhibition are Alma Heikkilä, Nayab Ikram, Sanna Kannisto, Jan Lütjohann, Toisissa tiloissa, W A U H A U S and Bogna Luiza Wiśniewska.
The exhibition will also take place around the city in the form of guided visits.
The exhibition and the commissioned works are curated by Aleksandra Kiskonen and Kristiina Ljokkoi, curators of HAM Public Art Unit.
To Spring Pasture / 14 April 2023–14 January 2024
The focus in planning of the exhibition, due to open in the spring, has been on child visitors to HAM and in new ways of being at an art exhibition. A selection of paintings and one sculpture from the Bäcksbacka collections will be exhibited. The art works, mainly from the 1970s, share intense colours, a fairy-tale representation and imaginative, narrative content. The exhibition architecture will cater to the littlest visitors through special playful solutions and the visitors will also be offered opportunities for self-expression. The artists present in the exhibition are Veikko Hirvimäki, Alice Kaira, Pirkko Lepistö, Tuomas Mäntynen, Michael Schilkin and Antti Vuori.
The exhibition is curated by HAM curator Sanna Tuulikangas and the exhibition architecture is designed by Aalto+Aalto.
The HAM Gallery showcases Finnish art and rising artists. The exhibitions are chosen based on an application process and displayed for a period of seven weeks. All HAM Gallery exhibitions are always free of charge.
Exhibitions at HAM Gallery in 2023