Contemporary art by the river
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM) is the Turku City Art Museum named after the famous Turku born sculptor, Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966). For nearly 50 years this modernist white museum building has been reflected in the Aurajoki river, becoming part of the cultural landscape on the east bank. The middle-aged museum isn’t content to just rest on its laurels, but is presenting new and experimental art projects. In addition to changing exhibitions, the programme includes various cultural events, lectures, concerts and theme days for families.
20th October, 2017–14th January, 2018
The exhibition brings together works of contemporary art, which explore the body-related conceptions and presentation conventions prevailing in our culture today. Several works scrutinize the materiality of the body and the expression of identities. The following artists are featured:
- 22.4.–22.5. Minna Salonen & Minttu Saarinen
- 27.5.–3.7. Elina Katara
- 8.7.–14.8. Lauri Tujula & Maiju Hukkanen
The Old Town Hall Gallery
- 22.4.–22.5. Ilona Romunen
- 27.5.–3.7. Nelli Pietiläinen
- 8.7.–14.8. Jasu Appu
The Turku Biological Museum opened on 15 July 1907. The story of the museum starts in 1902 when the Turku City Council received an anonymous donation for 50 000 marks for an unspecified purpose. Later it was revealed that the donation had been made by Alfred Jacobsson, the vice consul for Sweden, and his wife Hélène.
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