Amos Rex

The colours of Raija Malka and music of Kaija Saariaho to take over Amos Rex in summer 2020


Visual artist Raija Malka and composer Kaija Saariaho will take over Amos Rex’s exhibition space in a new and experiential way in summer 2020. The work is painterly, spatial and musical all at once, offering visitors an opportunity to shape the space with their own creativity.

Raija Malka, Lisbon Story, Galleria Ama. Photo: Sara Magno
Raija Malka, Lisbon Story, Galleria Ama. Photo: Sara Magno

The exhibition title, Blick (Gaze), is a reference to visual artist Wassily Kandinsky’s poem from 1912 that is included in the soundscape by Kaija Saariaho. The gazes of the two artists are brought together in a three-dimensional space.

The spatial solutions of Blick form a commentary on the architecture of Amos Rex in a way that excites all the senses. When a person travels on the train, the gaze lingers on a landscape. As the train slows down and accelerates, which moves: the landscape or the viewer? A gaze that lasts for the blink of an eye opens a window into the world of the viewer.

The exhibition is a multisensory experience that invites you to stay. In a world made up of the colours and sounds of Malka and Saariaho, visitors can build their own arrangements – the creative gaze becomes a shared experience. The exhibition is on display at Amos Rex between 10 June – 30 August 2020.




Raija Malka, Lisbon Story, Galleria Ama. Photo: Sara Magno
Raija Malka, Lisbon Story, Galleria Ama. Photo: Sara Magno

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 sq ft 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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