Tips for design exhibitions

Design is now excellently presented in the museums of Helsinki – here are our design exhibition tips.

Design is now excellently presented in the museums of Helsinki – here are our design exhibition tips.

Spring brings design to museums and here are our tips. Read also our article Design arrives at the museum about how service design plays an increasingly important role in the museums.

100 Objects from Finland

What objects describe best the story of Finland and Finnish identity during the country’s 100 years of independence? One object from each year of independence was chosen for this exhibition.

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For Fashion’s Sake

Nordic fashion into the art museum – this exhibition features 13 designers whose radical approach to fashion is stretching the boundaries of fashion towards art.

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Modern Life!

Five Finnish museums join forces to celebrate Finland’s centennial year 2017 with a major joint exhibition. Modern Life! – Finnish Modernism and the International Dimension showcases highlights of architecture, design, visual art and photography.

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Alvar Aalto in his studio. The exhibition opens in Ateneum in May. © EINO MÄKINEN

Alvar Aalto – art and the modern form

Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. The comprehensive exhibition will illustrate how Aalto’s organic design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists. Helsinki Design Weekly tells more about the exhibition in May.

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Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design

The exhibition presents the integral role of design in the evolution of the Finnish welfare state. It has five themes illustrating the history of design through living stories.

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Enter and Encounter

This optimistic exhibition focuses on the future, asking how design challenges the present and shapes things to come. Its works, projects and initiatives are responses to change or the need for change.

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ARS17 is a major exhibition of international contemporary art on the theme of digital revolution. The exhibition will showcase artists of the new millennium and offer a fresh approach to contemporary art by also expanding the viewing experience into the online realm.

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