Amos Rex' opening exhibition presents the art collective teamLab
Tokyo-based teamLab (est. 2001) is a 500-strong interdisciplinary art collective consisting of artists, programmers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, graphic designers and writers, whose aim is to “reconfigure reality” through collective initiatives.
The Frosterus collection
Sigurd Frosterus’s post-impressionist art collection has been on deposit at the Amos Anderson Art Museum for nearly 25 years. The collection is owned by the Sigurd Frosterus Foundation, which was established in 1988 by Frosterus’s daughters, Johanna Weckman and Clara Ekholm, to preserve their father’s memory, art collection and intellectual legacy.
6.3. – 19.5.2019
In spring 2019, the public will be amazed by the Amsterdam artist duo Studio Drift – Lonneke Gordijn (b. 1980) and Ralph Nauta (b. 1978). Studio Drift occupy the borders between design, visual art and technology. Their works combine light and movement, and they also find beautiful, exciting ways to call into question the laws governing humanity, technology and nature.
Amos Rex will, for instance, be showing Drifter, a concrete block that floats lightly in the air. Studio Drift had their first extensive solo exhibition at Amsterdam’s renowned Stedelijk Museum in spring 2018.
René Magritte - Life Line
8.2.2019 – 19.5.2019
In spring 2019, for the first time in Finland, Amos Rex will be showing artworks by the Belgian surrealist famed for his pipe and bowler hat, René Magritte (1898–1967). On display will be works from different periods in Magritte’s career, providing a multifaceted overview of the development of the artist’s oeuvre. Magritte was a film enthusiast and, besides visual art, the exhibition’s supplementary programme will also take over the silver screen at the Bio Rex cinema.
The exhibition is being mounted in collaboration with MASI, Museo d’arte della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. It has been curated by two Belgian surrealism experts, the Director of the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Xavier Canonne, and the art historian Julie Waseige.
Ars Fennica 2019
19 June – 8 Sept 2019
Summer 2019 Amos Rex exhibits contemporary Nordic art with an exhibition of works by the candidates for the 2019 Ars Fennica prize.
The candidates for 2019 Ars Fennica Award are Petri Ala-Maunus, Miriam Bäckström, Ragnar Kjartansson, Aurora Reinhard and Egill Sæbjörnsson.
Ars Fennica is an award granted by the Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation (est.1990). The award is presented to a visual artist in recognition of distinctive artistic work of high merit and includes a monetary prize of 40,000 euros.