The Modern Woman and Dialogue: online press conference on Wednesday 9 February at 11:00
The exhibitions The Modern Woman and Dialogue – Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala will be presented at the Ateneum Art Museum from Thursday 10 February to Sunday 27 March 2022. The opening day of the exhibitions has been advanced by one day. More information about the exhibitions is to be given online on 9 February from 11:00 to 12:00, and visitors can explore the exhibitions at the Ateneum from 14:00 to 16:00.
Please register for the event by Monday 7 February
Participating in the press conference using the Teams platform on 9 February, from 11:00 to 12:00
The online event will be opened by the director of the Ateneum Art Museum, Marja Sakari. The curator of The Modern Woman, senior researcher Anu Utriainen, will discuss the exhibition. The exhibition Dialogue will be discussed by the photographic artists Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala, as well as Marja Sakari and the chief curator Sointu Fritze, who are the co-curators of the exhibition in collaboration with the artists. The language of the event is Finnish.
Join the press conference by clicking this link. You can join from 10:45, and the press conference will start at 11:00. During the event, you can ask questions using the chat function.
To join the meeting on a mobile device, you have to download the Teams application. When using a computer, you can also join just using a browser. When using a browser, we recommend using the latest version of Chrome or Edge. If you have problems joining the conference, the contact person during the event is Johanna Eiramo, tel. +358 400 995 699.
Visiting the exhibitions at the Ateneum on 9 February from 14:00 to 16:00
Media representatives are welcome to visit the exhibitions at the Ateneum on the opening day from 14:00 to 16:00. The artists and curators of the exhibitions can be met in person in the exhibition galleries at 14:00.
Access is through the entrance on Ateneuminkuja only. We check COVID-19 passports at the door. We recommend using a face mask or visor.
The exhibitions will be on until 27 March 2022, after which the Ateneum building will undergo ventilation renovation
When the exhibitions end, the Ateneum’s ventilation systems will be renovated, which means that the museum will be closed to the public for about nine months. During the renovation, the Ateneum’s ventilation systems will be renewed to meet the demands set by both the works of art and the increased number of visitors. The museum will open to the public in early 2023.
Until the start of the renovation, the Ateneum will also be showing the collection exhibition The Stories of Finnish Art and the Fokus Gallery exhibition Eino Ruutsalo’s Experimental 1960s. After the renovation, the Ateneum will open a completely new collection exhibition.
The Modern Woman
The Modern Woman discusses the role and position of Finnish women artists in the decades of 20th century modernism. The exhibition delves into the role of women in the midst of the social, political and cultural changes of the era. The artists featured in the exhibition are Helene Schjerfbeck, Sigrid Schauman, Ellen Thesleff, Elga Sesemann, Hilda Flodin, Sigrid af Forselles, Gunvor Grönvik, Eila Hiltunen, Lea Ignatius, Helmi Kuusi, Laila Pullinen and Essi Renvall.
Dialogue: Elina Brotherus and Hannele Rantala
The exhibition is based on the long friendship between the photographers Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) and Hannele Rantala (b. 1952), and the discussions between the two friends about art. The works are based on the assignments and messages exchanged between the two artists that each interpreted in their own way. The assignments were set in the spirit of Fluxus and poetry. Along with the works by Brotherus and Rantala, a number of forgotten, early-20th-century woman photographers will be highlighted.
Communications officer Anna Kari, tel. +358 40 717 8185, anna.kari [a] ateneum.fi
Head of Communications Johanna Eiramo, tel. +358 400 995 699, johanna.eiramo [a] ateneum.fi
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