Hello world!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.
ARS17 is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence.
The exhibition showcases a large number of leading contemporary artists.
ARS17 also features a varied events programme
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.
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.
The exhibition is generously supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and by AVEK – the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture.