|Kiasma in Helsinki|
The space is amazingly open textured on the inside. The first ramp that takes you up into the museum reminded me a bit of the National Gallery in Ottawa.
At the bottom of the ramp is a piece of white marble (or some other stone), with a sign inviting you to press your hand on the stone.... and telling you that over time, the stone will be rubbed away to hold the shape of the many hands that have pressed against it. I like that thought!
|the beginnings of the handprint|
|'pressing the flesh' (against the stone)|
The exhibit currently showing was called "Thank you for the music", and it was pretty much a set of 'art works' linked to popular music. It was a riot to wander around something so linked to my own childhood/teen years: room after room of artifacts (ie. records), art works, music videos, etc.
|...and what lies below the surface?|
|Objects from a musicians life (in clay)|
|Adel Abidin "Jihad"|
So much fun watching it and thinking about the ways that the mixture of image and song raised a billion questions (and assumptions and stereotypes)