Seeking Company for the Marshal

29.01.2016 – 27.03.2016

Together with Kiasma, the Finnish State Art Commission organised a competition for a new work of art to be installed near Kiasma. This exhibition showcases the finalists of the competition.

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DEMONSTRATING MINDS: Disagreements in Contemporary Art

09.10.2015 – 20.03.2016

The exhibition presented through works by 19 international artists personal statements about the relationships between art and society.

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Anu Pennanen & Stephane Querrec: Staande! Debout! (2013)


When the Renault car manufacturer suddenly threatened to close down its assembly plant and lay off some 3,100 employees, a strike was launched that led to support strikes all over Europe and paralysed Belgium for weeks. A fiction film based on real events.

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Joonas Lahtinen

Joonas Lahtinen & co: I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR!

11.03.2016 – 13.03.2016

This bitterly humorous monologue by the ageing performance artist Harald Jokesch examines the position of art and artists in the maelstrom of the ‘creative economy’. Designed by Joonas Lahtinen, the work blends live audio with performance and spatial installation, challenging us to consider what the ‘creative economy’ means to artists who do not want to operate as entrepreneurs.

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Valentina Karga

Skills of Economy Session – Beginning From the End


Curated by Jussi Koitela, Skills of Economy Session – Beginning From the End is an event that seeks to understand resource depletion, death and the hybrid forms of culture, nature and technology as a foundation for new economic and social agencies as well as artistic work.

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Jalostamo Collective / Elfriede Jelinek: Rechnitz (The Exterminating Angel)

15.01.2016 – 12.02.2016

Rechnitz (Tuhon enkeli) (in English, “The Exterminating Angel”) is based on an exceptional contemporary play by Nobel Prize-winning writer Elfriede Jelinek. The play is an essayistic, exhausting account of the murder of some 200 Hungarian Jews in Rechnitz Castle in 1945.

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Jani Leinonen

04.09.2015 – 31.01.2016

Jani Leinonen challenges us to question the structures and practices of art as well as politics and the world of education.

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Markus Heikkerö

09.10.2015 – 10.01.2016

When Heikkerö began his artistic career in the 1960s in the underground movement, he bewildered audiences with his openly sexual, surrealist works.

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Kiasma Theatre & Finnish National Theatre’s Kiertuenäyttämö: Vapauden kauhu

13.11. – 9.12.2015

Vapauden kauhu (‘The Horror of Freedom’) – A performance about the end of imprisonment.
A joint production by the Finnish National Theatre’s Touring Stage and Kiasma Theatre, the performance explores the situations of people being released from prison, and why the process is so difficult in our society. Combining theatre, music and moving images, the performance includes both professional actors as well as people who have served time in prison.

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Moving in November

06.11.2015 – 07.11.2015

Meeting reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion.

/ – SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics

14.10.2015 – 18.10.2015

The annual / event for contemporary theatre and performance is produced by Kiasma Theatre.

Of Haloes – The Politics of Perfection

25.09.2015 – 09.10.2015

What do haloes tell about our physical and political being in the world?

Ismo Kajander: Anartist

17.4.2015 – 9.8.2015

Ismo Kajander uses objects associated with private and collective memories in his art. Often the objects allude also to politics and society.

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Festival of urban art and culture

URB 15

30.07.2015 – 09.08.2015

The URB 15 festival is produced by Kiasma Theatre and it showcases Finnish and international young artists and practitioners, whose works and projects represent the most interesting urban art of today. The festival is a meeting place that offers the audience new and often surprising perspectives in the practice and worldview of the artists of the young generation.

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Face to Face

13.03.2015 – 07.02.2016

Portraits can acquire many different and even surprising forms in contemporary art.

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Robert Mapplethorpe

13.03.2015 – 13.09.2015

Consisting of more than 250 works, the retrospective exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma offers a broad overview of the key periods of Mapplethorpe’s career.

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13.03.2015 – 09.08.2015

Elements continues the exhibition series that showcases well-known works with strong athmosphere from the Kiasma Collections.

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Janne Saarakkala: Talking Head

13.05.2015 – 30.05.2015

The charming performer makes a dream come true: a one-man show in which he speaks everything that comes into his mind in the moment.

Andy Warhol Superstars


Simón Bergman brings together a multimedia happening inspired by the celebrity and creative power of the group that surrounded Andy Warhol in the 1960s.



25 MINUTES follows the neoliberal logic of exponentially growing value: more is more!

Kiasma Goes Taidehalli

10.10.2014 – 16.11.2014

The exhibition in Kunsthalle present Kiasma’s collections.

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Business as Unusual


The / –event is arranged this year at Kiasma’s empty gallery spaces​.

Roger Bernat / FFF: Rite of Spring


Robert Bernat’s experimental remake from Pina Bausch’s dance classic.

URB 14

1.8. – 10.8.2014

15. kertaa järjestetyllä URB-festivaalilla oli monipuolisesti esillä mm. tanssia, teatteria, kuvataidetta, elokuvaa, kokemuksellisia kaupunkitilaan sijoittuvia esityksiä sekä installaatioita.


Modig – Pallasvuo – Sutela

06.06.2014 – 06.06.2014

A Night of Three Performances. Kimmo Modig, Jaakko Pallasvuo and Jenna Sutela will each produce a 30-minute performance.


16.05.2014 – 07.09.2014

Top names of Finnish contemporary art, design and fashion meet in the Together exhibition. Produced jointly by Marimekko and Kiasma, the boundary-breaking exhibition opens new views into the world of art and design.

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