The need to belong is shared by many. How is the sense of belonging reflected in identity, our relationship with other people, and more broadly in society?
Featuring a selection of works from the museum collection, the show investigates belonging from a variety of perspectives: How do people connect with each other and their environment? The experience of belonging can also be marked by nostalgia for the past or for a place that has been left behind. Some of the works in the show examine the impacts of migration. An individual’s sense of belonging can be undermined or strengthened by nationality, state, or language. The works reach out not only to the past but to the future as well: What are the worlds we dream of?
The exhibition has been curated by Kiasma curators Saara Hacklin, Satu Oksanen and Saara Karhunen.