Amos Rex

Amos Rex’s Generation 2020 exhibition continues through the summer


Due to the state of emergency imposed because of the coronavirus, two exhibitions planned for this summer will be postponed to the summer of 2021: Between Us by Karoliina Hellberg, Tero Kuitunen and Raimo Saarinen, and Blick by Raija Malka and Kaija Saariaho.

Photo: Riku Pihlanto / Amos Rex
Photo: Riku Pihlanto / Amos Rex

Summer 2020:

Generation 2020 will re-open to the public when the state of emergency is lifted and will be on display until 23 August. The exhibition, which attracted more than 39,000 visitors before the museum closed, presents work by more than 80 artists aged 15-23. Generation 2020 is a fascinating peek into the thoughts and art of the emerging creative generation. The works in the exhibition are more timely than ever during this global crisis. The artists take on major phenomena and questions of our time, often through personal experiences.

The Generation Festival, originally planned for May, will be held as part of Bio Rex’s Night of the Arts festivities on 20 August. The festival offers works on the border of contemporary theatre and performance art, characterised by encounters between artists and the audience.

Amos Rex online:

While the exhibition is closed, Amos Rex remains open online. Through the museum’s website and social media accounts, you can enjoy the art through guided tours in various languages, live meet-the-artist events and overviews of artwork. The online content focuses on themes appropriate to our era, such as Absurd Times, Slowness and Bold Youth. The content can be found at There is also a tour for the youngest ones in the family:

Summer 2021: Between Us and Blick

The Between Us exhibition, which flows through Amos Rex’s new and 1930s functionalist spaces, will be presented in the summer of 2021. It will comprise works created specifically for the show by artists Karoliina Hellberg, Tero Kuitunen and Raimo Saarinen. Visual artist Raija Malka and composer Kaija Saariaho’s painterly, spatial and musical Blick will also be postponed by a year. The title of the exhibition, Blick (Glance) alludes to a poem published by the artist Wassily Kandinsky in 1912, which is part of Saariaho’s sonic landscape for the exhibition.

The re-opening of Amos Rex will be announced separately.




Photo: Riku Pihlanto / Amos Rex
Photo: Riku Pihlanto / Amos Rex

About Amos Rex

Amos Rex
Amos Rex
Mannerheimintie 22-24


Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet. The iconic Functionalist Lasipalatsi (glass palace) and the new gallery spaces under its undulating square provide 10 000 m2 for unique experiences both under- and aboveground and on the silver screen of Bio Rex. Amos Rex’s exhibition programme extends from the newest, often experimental, contemporary art to 20th-century Modernism and ancient cultures. #amosrex

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Verk av den banbrytande videokonstnären Bill Viola visas på Amos Rex år23.9.2020 10:55:59 EESTTiedote

Amos Rex program för nästa år består av inhemsk samtidskonst och en omfattande utställning över videokonstnären Bill Violas verk. Separatutställningen är Violas första i Finland. Karoliina Hellbergs, Tero Kuitunens och Raimo Saarinens utställning Between us och bildkonstnären Raija Malkas och kompositören Kaija Saariahos utställning Blick skulle egentligen ordnas år 2020, men på grund av coronaviruset flyttas utställningarna till våren och sommaren 2021.

Amos Rex brings pioneering video artist Bill Viola to Finland in 202123.9.2020 10:52:10 EESTPress release

Amos Rex’s offerings next year include Finnish contemporary art and an extensive exhibition featuring video artist Bill Viola – his first solo show in Finland. Two exhibitions planned for 2020 have been rescheduled to the spring and summer of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic: Between us by Karoliina Hellberg, Tero Kuitunen and Raimo Saarinen, as well as Blick by visual artist Raija Malka and composer Kaija Saariaho.

Amos Rex tuo 2021 Suomeen videotaiteen uranuurtajan Bill Violan23.9.2020 10:50:00 EESTTiedote

Amos Rexin ensi vuoden ohjelmisto koostuu kotimaisesta nykytaiteesta ja videotaiteilija Bill Violan laajasta näyttelystä. Kyseessä on Violan ensimmäinen yksityisnäyttely Suomessa. Koronaviruksen aiheuttaman poikkeustilan johdosta vuodelle 2020 suunnitellut Karoliina Hellbergin, Tero Kuitusen ja Raimo Saarisen näyttely Between us sekä kuvataiteilija Raija Malkan ja säveltäjä Kaija Saariahon näyttely Blick siirtyvät kevääseen ja kesään 2021.

Egypt of Glory: Amos Rex and Kumu’s joint exhibition brings ancient treasures to Helsinki and Tallinn9.9.2020 09:27:20 EESTPress Invitation

What does ancient Egypt bring to mind today? Pyramids, sphinxes and the mum-my’s curse? In October 2020, Helsinki’s Amos Rex and Tallinn’s Kumu Art Muse-um unveil an unparalleled dual exhibition on the history of ancient Egypt. The Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, has loaned the material on display and provided the story that accompanies it. The Museo Egizio has one of the world’s most important collections of ancient Egyptian art and culture outside of Egypt. The Amos Rex exhibition is open 9 Oct. 2020–21 Mar. 2021.

Egyptin loisto: Amos Rexin ja Kumun yhteisnäyttely tuo muinaisaarteet Helsinkiin ja Tallinnaan9.9.2020 09:27:01 EESTKutsu

Mitä nykyihmiselle tulee mieleen muinaisesta Egyptistä? Pyramidit, sfinksit ja muumioiden kirous? Lokakuussa 2020 Amos Rexissä ja Tallinnan Kumu-taidemuseossa avautuu ainutlaatuinen kaksoisnäyttely muinaisen Egyptin historiasta. Näyttelyn tarina on kirjoitettu Italian Torinossa sijaitsevassa Museo Egiziossa, josta myös näyttelyn esineistö on saatu lainaan. Museo Egizion kokoelma on yksi maailman tärkeimmistä muinaisen Egyptin taiteen ja kulttuurin kokoelmista Egyptin ulkopuolella. Amos Rexin näyttely on esillä 9.10.2020–21.3.2021.

Egyptens prakt: Amos Rex och Kumu visar forntida skatter på gemensam utställning i Helsingfors och Tallinn9.9.2020 09:26:35 EESTKutsu

Vilka associationer får dagens människor av uttrycket ”det forna Egypten”? Pyr-amider, sfinxer och mumiernas förbannelser? I oktober 2020 öppnas en unik dub-belutställning om det forna Egyptens historia på Amos Rex och på konstmuseet Kumu i Tallinn. Utställningsberättelsen är skriven i Museo Egizio i Turin i Italien, som också har lånat ut föremålen på utställningen. Museo Egizio har en av de viktigaste samlingarna av forntida egyptisk konst och kultur utanför Egypten. Utställningen på Amos Rex pågår 9.10.2020–21.3.2021.

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