ARS22 – Living encounters

Major exhibition of contemporary art 8.4.–16.10.2022

ARS22 – Living Encounters explores the big questions and stories of our time. The exhibition brings together international contemporary art and the public in a space dedicated to shared experiences and community. ARS22 features works by 55 artists or groups from 26 different countries.

  • 8.4.2022–16.10.2022
Slavs & Tatars: PrayWay (and on the wall) Mother Tongues and Father Throats, 2012, Courtesy the artists and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin. Private collection, Munich, Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen
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    Anna Maria Häkkinen, Erno Aaltonen, Saara Töyrylä
    Monuments


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Anna Maria Häkkinen, Erno Aaltonen, Saara Töyrylä
    Monuments


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Michele Rizzo
    HIGHER xtn.


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Michele Rizzo
    HIGHER xtn.


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Laure Prouvost
    From the Depth of Our Heart To the Depth of The See

    2022


    Co-commissioned by Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery and La Casa Encendida, Madrid 
    Supported by Institut français de Finlande and Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre 

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Laure Prouvost
    From the Depth of Our Heart To the Depth of The See

    2022


    Co-commissioned by Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery and La Casa Encendida, Madrid 
    Supported by Institut français de Finlande and Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre 

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Donna Huanca
    Melanocytes/Etheric Template, performance

    2016


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery/ Petri Virtanen

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    Donna Huanca
    Melanocytes/Etheric Template, performance

    2016


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Donna Huanca
    Melanocytes/Etheric Template, performance

    2016


    Kansallisgalleria

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Jenna Sutela
    I Magma

    2019


    Kiasma, Finnish National Gallery

    Co-commissioned by Serpentine Galleries & Moderna Museet, 2019

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Jenna Sutela
    I Magma

    2019


    Kiasma, Finnish National Gallery

    Co-commissioned by Serpentine Galleries & Moderna Museet, 2019

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Slavs & Tatars
    PrayWay (and on the wall) Mother Tongues and Father Throats

    2012


    Courtesy the artists and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin.

    Private collection, Munich

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Farah Al Qasimi  


    Courtesy of the artist and Helena Anrather, New York

    installation view

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Farah Al Qasimi


    Courtesy of the artist and Helena Anrather, New York

    installation view

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Pia Camil
    A Pot for a Latch

    2016 / 2022 


    Courtesy of the artist 

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Grada Kilomba
    ILLUSIONS Vol. III, Antigone 

    2019


    Courtesy the artist and the Goodman Gallery 

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Michael Rakowitz
    The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud)

    2019-


    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Michael Rakowitz
    The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud)

    2019-


    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Joar Nango
    Girjegumpi / Sámi Architectural Library 

    2018–


    Courtesy of Joar Nango with Katarina Spik Skum, Anders Sunna, Antaris Rimpi, Katrine Rugeldal, Astrid Fadnes, Eystein Talleraas, Håvard Arnhoff, Petter Tjikkom, Aqqalu Berthelsen

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Joar Nango
    Girjegumpi / Sámi Architectural Library 

    2018–


    Courtesy of Joar Nango with Katarina Spik Skum, Anders Sunna, Antaris Rimpi, Katrine Rugeldal, Astrid Fadnes, Eystein Talleraas, Håvard Arnhoff, Petter Tjikkom, Aqqalu Berthelsen

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

  • AnnaEstarriola_Haastattelu_Koe_esiintyminen_iaisyytta_varten_2022_kuvaKGPirjeMykkanen01image

    Anna Estarriola
    Interview – Auditioning for Eternity

    2022


    Commissioned by Kiasma / Finnish National GallerY, Supported by The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Andra Ursuţa
    Impersonal Growth / I Don't Feel at Home in the World Anymore, Right Mood Boot and Left Mood Boot, Liquid Donut

    2019


    Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Andra Ursuţa 
    Impersonal Growth / I Don't Feel at Home in the World Anymore, Right Mood Boot and Left Mood Boot, Liquid Donut

    2019


    Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Luis Lázaro Matos
    Atlantis

    2022


    Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Luis Lázaro Matos
    Atlantis

    2022


    Courtesy of the artist 

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Frida Orupabo
    Turning, Two Sides To Every Coin, Mother and Child II, Untitled: installation view

    2021


    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nordenhake Berlin; Stockholm; Mexico City

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Frida Orupabo
    Untitled

    2018


    Turku Art Museum, Lars Göran Johnsson Collection

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Frida Orupabo
    Two Sides To Every Coin

    2021


    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nordenhake Berlin; Stockholm; Mexico City

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Eva Koťátková  
    What Does a Turtle Feel Through the Carapace: Interspecies Traveling Classroom 

    2022


    Co-commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma / The Finnish National Gallery and Bildmuseet, Umeå University

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Eva Koťátková  
    What Does A Turtle Feel Through the Carapace: Interspecies Traveling Classroom

    2022


    Co-commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma / The Finnish National Gallery and Bildmuseet, Umeå University

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    David Wojnarowicz
    Untitled (One Day This Kid – Portfolio)

    1990–1991 / 2018


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Tehching Hsieh
    One Year Performance 1981-1982, documentation

    1981–82


    Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Howardena Pindell
    Free, White, and 21

    1980


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Jimmie Durham
    Arc de Triomphe for Personal Use

    1996


    Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery

    Featured at ARS01

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen
    Oikonomi

    2022


    Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Sheela Gowda
    Collateral 

    2007


    Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Sheela Gowda
    Collateral 

    2007


    Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Danutė Kvietkevičiūtė
    Grass (Dedicated to M.K. Čiurlionis)

    1975


    Lithuanian National Museum of Art

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Samson Kambalu
    Hiltunen Republic

    2022


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Samson Kambalu
    Hiltunen Republic

    2022


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Sol Calero
    El Autobús / The Bus

    2019


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    D Harding
    International Rock Art Red, drawn from felt blankets

    2022


    Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    D Harding
    International Rock Art Red, drawn from felt blankets 

    2022


    Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Joel Slotte
    installation view


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Joel Slotte
    Witch Vertebrae 

    2021-2022 


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Joel Slotte
    Aspirant Knight

    2020


    Finnish National Gallery / Kiasma

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Anni Puolakka
    Oestrus 2020-2022, From the Heart 2021–2022


    Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

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    Kimmo Kaivanto
    When the Sea Dies II

    1973


    Sara Hildén Foundation / Sara Hildén Art Museum

    Featured at ARS74

    Photo: Sara Hildén Art Museum / Jussi Koivunen

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    Essi Kuokkanen
    Stick Collectors

    2021


    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Anhava

    Photo: Eetu Huhtala

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    Essi Kuokkanen
    Big Dumdum

    2021


    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Anhava

    Photo: Eetu Huhtala

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    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
    Liberation Compass

    2018


    Courtesy the Artist, Corvi-Mora, London, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

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    Alex Katz
    Vincent Smiling

    1972


    Sara Hildén Foundation / Sara Hildén Art Museum

    Featured at ARS74

    Photo: Sara Hildén Art Museum / Jussi Koivunen

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    Francis Bacon
    Two Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer

    1968


    Sara Hildén Foundation / Sara Hildén Art Museum

    Featured at ARS69

    Photo: Sara Hildén Art Museum / Jussi Koivunen

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    Arthur Jafa
    akingdoncomethas

    2018


    Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

    Photo: Video still © Arthur Jafa

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    Annika Eriksson
    I am the dog that was always here (loop)

    2013


    Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Video still

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    Vojtěch Kovařík
    The Three Fates: Clotho / Lachesis / Atropos

    2021


    Courtesy the Artist and Mendes Wood DM

    Photo: Matěj Doležel

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    Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn
    My Ailing Beliefs Can Cure Your Wretched Desires

    2017


    Courtesy the artist and James Cohan NY

    Photo: Image courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York

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    Marina Abramović / Ulay
    Nightsea Crossing, document photo of performance ARS83, Ateneum

    1983


    Collection of Archived Photo Prints, Archive Collections, Finnish National Gallery

    Featured at ARS83

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Ilkka Leino

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    Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
    Plaster

    1978


    Finnish National Gallery / Kiasma

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    Cyprien Gaillard
    Ocean II Ocean

    2019


    Courtesy the artist, Sprüth Magers and Gladstone Gallery

    Photo: (film still)

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    NO WAR text


    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

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    Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė
    Sun & Sea

    2019


    ©Artists

    Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

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    Mikko Niemistö
    Wakey-Wakey

    2021


    In the image: Karolina Ginman, Mikko Niemistö and Justus Kantakoski

    Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen and Illustration Sofia Pyy

  • Alexandra Pirici, Delicate Instruments of Engagement, 2017, National Dance Center, Sala Omnia. photo by Alina Usurelu (4)image

    Alexandra Pirici
    Instruments of Engagement

    2017


    National Dance Center, Sala Omnia

    Photo: Alina Usurelu

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    Dafna Maimon
    Orient Express Yourself

    2017


    Photo: Lilith Performance Studio

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    Amanda Piña
    Frontera I Border – a Living Monument


    Photo: © Patrick Van Vlerken (RHoK)

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    Ima Iduozee
    Diaspora Mixtapes


  • I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless) by SERAFINE1369, 2021. Image by Katarzyna Perlak.image

    SERAFINE1369
    I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless)

    2021


    Photo: Katarzyna Perlak

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    Alex Baczynski-Jenkins
    Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it's endless

    2021


    Klosterruine Berlin, Courtesy of the artist

    Photo: Diana Pfammatter.

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    Essi Kausalainen
    Thousand Times Yes

    2021


    Marja Ahti, Jenny Kalliokulju, Essi Kausalainen

    Photo: Henrik Hellström

  • Alexandra Bachzetsis ObscenePhotographer Melanie Hofmannimage

    Alexandra Bachzetsis
    2020: Obscene


    Photo: Melanie Hofmann

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    Hanan Benammar
    Black Box. Ways of seeing.


    Photo: Leif Gabrielsen