The internet and digitalization have radically altered our everyday lives. They have transformed our work, recreation, culture and economy and changed the way we communicate with one another. The internet has become a platform for constructing identities and expressing emotions. And, inevitably, the digital revolution has also influenced the practice of art.
ARS17 is a major exhibition of international contemporary art on the theme of digital revolution. The exhibition will showcase artists of the new millennium and offer a fresh approach to contemporary art by also expanding the viewing experience into the online realm.
ARS17+ Online Art
ARS17 will serve as a platform for Kiasma to develop the methods for presenting art. As part of the exhibition, the museum will launch a website, ARS17+ Online Art presenting online artworks.
History of ARS exhibitions
The ARS exhibitions are a series of major surveys of international contemporary art that have been organised since 1961. In total, the exhibitions have had more than a million visitors, presenting work by about 600 artists or groups.
ARS17 is the ninth exhibition in the series, and the fourth to be held in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. ARS17 is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence.