Ars Fennica 2019
Amos Rex’s first Summer exhibition presents contemporary Nordic art. Works by the candidates for the 2019 Ars Fennica Award, Finland’s most notable art prize, are on display. The candidates are Petri Ala-Maunus (Finland), Miriam Bäckström (Sweden), Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland), Aurora Reinhard (Finland) and Egill Sæbjörnsson (Iceland).
Ragnar Kjartansson awarded the Ars Fennica prize
Artist Ragnar Kjartansson was awarded Finland’s most notable visual art award – the Ars Fennica prize. See his 2,5 hour long video artwork “The Boat” at the Ars Fennica exhibition. Voting for the Visitors’ Choice will continue until the end of the exhibition September 8th.
Fri Sept 13th & Mon Sept 16th
Muse Conversations come to Finland for the first time! Hear Oxford University’s pioneering historian, philosopher and author Theodore Zeldin discuss what it is all about on Friday September 13th from 1-2pm and come take part in a live conversation on Monday September 16th from either 1–3pm or 7–9pm. All events are free and open to everyone! Register to join the event!
Book a tour
Get a deep dive into contemporary Nordic art with a guided tour to the Ars Fennica exhibition. It presents the five candidates vying for Finland’s most notable visual art award: Petri Ala-Maunus (FI), Miriam Bäckström (SE), Ragnar Kjartansson (IS), Egill Sæbjörnsson (IS) and Aurora Reinhard (FI). Central themes of the exhibition jointly arranged by Amos Rex and Ars Fennica include the role of the artist, power relations, new pictorial realities and the Western tradition of landscape painting.
Already know when you’ll be visiting? Buy your ticket for the summer exhibition now! The advance ticket will be exchanged for the day’s entry sticker at the museum shop 45 minutes before closing time at the latest. Advance ticket holders can skip the normal queue, and use the museum shop cashier instead.
Experience Finnish cuisine and contemporary Nordic art!
Valid from 1 July to 8 September
Amos Rex Art Museum and the legendary Lasipalatsi restaurant offer you a package of any dish from the menu, all from best Scandinavian ingredients and delicacies from the Finnish forest, and a visit to the museum, all conveniently in one building in the center of Helsinki.
The package includes one ticket for the museum and any dish from the menu for 30€ in total. The package can be booked for multiple people. Please mention Amos Summer Deal when booking.
The museum entrance ticket is available at the restaurant during the dining. Please check the opening hours of the museum and the restaurant in advance.
Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet.
Amos Rex’s exhibition programme will extend from the newest, often experimental, contemporary art to 20th-century Modernism and ancient cultures. Amos Rex aims to present captivating and ambitious art refreshingly and exuberantly. The goal will be for the past, present and future to produce unique experiences and surprising encounters beneath and above ground, and on the screen.