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31.03.2017 - 14.01.2018

ARS17 takes over Kiasma

The internet and digitalization have radically altered our everyday lives. They have transformed our work, recreation, culture and economy and changed the way we communicate with one another. The internet has become a platform for constructing identities and expressing emotions. And, inevitably, the digital revolution has also influenced the practice of art.

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.

The exhibition showcases a large number of leading contemporary artists:
ARS17 artists

To read about the exhibits and to compile lists of favourites, use ARS17 mobile guide:
Guide to ARS17

Part of the ARS17 exhibition will close in the autumn

The 4th and 5th floor galleries of the ARS17 exhibition will close in the coming autumn to make room for new shows. As the galleries close, the following works featured in the exhibition will be removed:

Ilja Karilampi, Pääkaupunki
Hito Steyerl, Factory of the Sun
Hito Steyerl, How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV Fil
Yung Jake, Several works
Ed Atkins, Ribbons
Ed Atkins, Counting #1 & #2
Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants

All the other works in this major show of international contemporary art continue to be on display in Kiasma until January 2018.

ARS17+ Online Art

ARS17 will serve as a platform for Kiasma to develop the methods for presenting art and jaettavuutta. As part of the exhibition, the museum will launch a website, ARS17+ Online Art presenting online artworks.

Experience ARS17+

History of ARS exhibitions

The ARS exhibitions are a series of major surveys of international contemporary art that have been organised since 1961. In total, the exhibitions have had more than a million visitors, presenting work by about 600 artists or groups.

ARS17 is the ninth exhibition in the series, and the fourth to be held in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. ARS17 is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence.

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