New Now at Manege: Amos Rex in Helsinki –– The Creation of a New Museum
The public art Helsinki museum Amos Rex opened in August 2018 on base of the Amos Anderson museum and the Bio Rex theatre –– a masterpiece of Finnish functionalism. The exhibition spaces are hidden underground, the space above them relinquished to the street. The premier exhibition, “Massless”, from the Japan-based group teamLab, was a spectacular multimedia installation that became a major exhibition blockbuster in Finland. Visitors stood lines to get into the exhibition every day despite the fact that it was located just across the road from the contemporary art museum Kiasma. The next exhibition, “Life Line”, is comprised of Ren? Magritte’s works and opens in April of this year. It has become the first large exhibition of Belgian classics and hints at the wide range of projects to be accepted by the museum.
Amos Rex director Kai Kartio will talk about the secret behind this new space’s popularity, what kinds of tasks are demanded of its administration, what upcoming exhibition plans the museum has, how to effectively work with an audience, and what it is like to display dramatically different projects in their space.
The event is free to the public. Prior registration is required.