Studio Drift: Elemental
Amos Rex is thrilled to present the works of Amsterdam-based artist collective Studio Drift. Comprising film, sculpture and installations, the current exhibition explores the basic premise from which all living beings operate: single entities attaching themselves to larger contexts. Founded in 2007 by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, Studio Drift work across a range of media, navigating the boundaries of art and technology with great ease. The centrepiece of the exhibition is Drifter, a utopian vision of a concrete monolith floating silently towards an unknown destination.
The works of the Belgian painter René Magritte (1898-1967) are shown for the first time in Finland at Amos Rex. Magritte, who is considered a leading figure in Surrealism, is particularly known for his works that turn everyday reality upside down; an apple fills a whole room and a nose becomes a pipe. The familiar is suddenly bafflingly strange. The exhibition puts the artist himself centre stage: it is constructed around Magritte’s Life Line lecture, given in Antwerp in 1938.
Magritte: Life Line
For its inaugural exhibition Amos Rex presents Tokyo-based teamLab (est. 2001) – 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.