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Amos Rex’s 2022 exhibitions explore worlds above and underground

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In 2022 Amos Rex invites you to explore natural and man-made worlds above and underground: the lure of the underworld, the warm embrace of a huge wooden nest and the cool mystery of an achromatic garden in the heart of the museum. “Subterranean” delves into the underworlds through contemporary and historical works from nearly 60 artists. Tadashi Kawamata builds “The Nest”, a site-specific artwork composed of recycled materials on top of the museum. Finally, the hypnotic world of Hans Op de Beeck’s new immersive installation takes over Amos Rex and invites visitors to ponder the essential questions of being.

Tadashi Kawamata, Sketch of The Nest, 2021. Photo: Mika Huisman / Amos Rex
Tadashi Kawamata, Sketch of The Nest, 2021. Photo: Mika Huisman / Amos Rex

In March, Amos Rex underground exhibition spaces are filled with enigmatic, frightening, alluring and mysterious depictions of underground worlds. The group exhibition Subterranean brings together hundreds of works by nearly sixty artists across painting, sculpture, video, installation art and performance. Combining contemporary and historic works, the exhibition takes us into the caves and cavities of geology, to the Death realms of mythology, down the rabbit holes of literature as well as into the exploitation of the earth under our feet. The exhibition is curated by Pontus Kyander and Anastasia Isakova.

May sees the unveiling of a two-part sculptural constellation by Japanese sculptor Tadashi Kawamata. The Nest is constructed from reclaimed materials, and attaches itself to the Lasipalatsi (Glass Palace) building. Since the 1980s, Kawamata has carried out site-specific projects all over the world, to landmarks and monuments such as the Palace of Versailles and Centre Pompidou. His installations add layers and structures to natural and urban spaces often in collaboration with local groups. The exhibition is curated by Itha O’Neill.

In the autumn Amos Rex has the pleasure of presenting Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck for the first time in Finland. Known for his large-scale spatial installations, monochromatic works and figurative sculptures that capture frozen moments, Op de Beeck creates a new immersive installation to Amos Rex. The hypnotic world of The Quiet Parade invites the viewer to reflect on our complex society, as well as the universal questions of existence and mortality. The exhibition is curated by Terhi Tuomi.

The exhibition Bill Viola: Inner Journey opens on 22 September 2021 and runs until 27 February 2022.

Amos Rex exhibitions 2022

Bill Viola – Inner Journey, 22  September 2021 – 27 February2022

Subterranean, 30 March – 21 August 2022

Tadashi Kawamata: The Nest, 18 May  – 4 September2022 

Hans Op de Beeck: The Quiet Parade, 21 September 2022 – 26 February 2023

Collections 2022

Frosterus Collection display, ongoing

Amos Rex collections are on view at Söderlångvik museum on Kimito island, open May – September 2022.

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Tadashi Kawamata, Sketch of The Nest, 2021. Photo: Mika Huisman / Amos Rex
Tadashi Kawamata, Sketch of The Nest, 2021. Photo: Mika Huisman / Amos Rex
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From the exhibition Subterranean: Roma Auskalnyte, Preconditioned Expectations - Abstract Landscape, 2020, video still
From the exhibition Subterranean: Roma Auskalnyte, Preconditioned Expectations - Abstract Landscape, 2020, video still
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From the exhibition Subterranean: Elina Merenmies, Fire of Love, Rakkauden tuli, 1995-2019. Photo Jussi Tiainen
From the exhibition Subterranean: Elina Merenmies, Fire of Love, Rakkauden tuli, 1995-2019. Photo Jussi Tiainen
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From the exhibition Subterranean: Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Complex groups of interrelated ruined arches supporting beams and ropes, c. 1750, National Gallery of Denmark SMK
From the exhibition Subterranean: Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Complex groups of interrelated ruined arches supporting beams and ropes, c. 1750, National Gallery of Denmark SMK
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Hans Op de Beeck, The Horseman, 2020. Photo Studio Hans Op de Beeck
Hans Op de Beeck, The Horseman, 2020. Photo Studio Hans Op de Beeck
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About Amos Rex

Amos Rex
Amos Rex
Mannerheimintie 22-24
00100 HELSINKI

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Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet. Located in the iconic Functionalist Lasipalatsi (glass palace) the new gallery spaces under its undulating square provide unique experiences both under- and aboveground. Amos Rex’s exhibition programme extends from the newest, often experimental, contemporary art to 20th-century Modernism and ancient cultures.

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Konstnärerna till grupputställningen Amos Rex Generation 2023 har valts26.4.2022 13:00:00 EEST | Tiedote

Utställningen Amos Rex Generation 2023 blir tredje gången gillt för triennalen som presenterar konst och visuell kultur gjord av unga konstnärer. Genom en öppen ansökan valdes 51 konstnärer eller arbetsgrupper, vilkas verk ger en överblick av det finländska konstfältets mångsidighet och allt rikare flora. Det kom sammanlagt 528 ansökningar och 1004 förslag till verk av konstnärer i åldern 15–23 år. Utställningen Generation 2023 visas från 29.3. till 20.8.2023.

Artists chosen for Amos Rex’s Generation 2023 group exhibition26.4.2022 13:00:00 EEST | Press release

Amos Rex’s Generation 2023 exhibition is the third edition of a triennial presenting art and visual culture by young artists. Through an open call, 51 artists or working pairs were selected for the exhibition. Collectively their works provide an overview of the Finnish art scene, its multidisciplinary nature, and ever richer modes of expression. The open call attracted 528 applications and 1,004 work proposals from artists aged 15-23. Generation 2023 will be held 29 March–20 August 2023.

Amos Rexin Generation 2023 -ryhmänäyttelyn taiteilijat valittu26.4.2022 13:00:00 EEST | Tiedote

Amos Rexin Generation 2023 -näyttely on nuorten tekijöiden taidetta ja visuaalista kulttuuria esittelevän triennaalin kolmas toteutuskerta. Näyttelyyn valittiin avoimen haun kautta 51 taiteilijaa tai työparia, joiden teokset luovat katsauksen suomalaisen taidekentän monialaiseen ja alati rikastuvaan kirjoon. Avoimeen hakuun tuli yhteensä 528 hakemusta ja 1004 teosehdotusta 15–23-vuotiailta taiteilijoilta. Generation 2023 -näyttely on esillä 29.3.–20.8.2023.

Den japanske samtidskonstnären Tadashi Kawamatas installation Boet är Amos Rex utomhusutställning sommaren 20227.4.2022 10:16:00 EEST | Tiedote

Boet är en platsspecifik installation av återanvänt material som fästs på Glaspalatsets tak och skorsten. Verket är en fortsättning på konstnärens arbete som går ut på att förse naturliga och urbana platser med lager och konstruktioner. Utomhusutställningen på Glaspalatsets torg i Helsingfors öppnar 7 maj och pågår ända till 4 september. Tadashi Kawamata ger intervjuer i Helsingfors 2–6 maj.

The Nest by Japanese contemporary artist Tadashi Kawamata is Amos Rex’s open-air exhibition for summer 20227.4.2022 10:16:00 EEST | Press release

The Nest is a site-specific installation constructed from reclaimed materials resting on the roof and chimney of Lasipalatsi. The work is part of the artist’s continued work with adding layers and structures to natural and urban spaces around the world. The outdoor exhibition opens on 7 May and runs until 4 September 2022 in Lasipalatsi square, in Helsinki. Tadashi Kawamata is available for on-site interviews in Helsinki on 2–6 May.

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