After a year of major renovation HAM – the Helsinki Art Museum – has reopened with a captivating exhibition of one of the world’s most influential artists, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The show exhibits key works spanning from the 1980s to the present day. The 27 artworks are exhibited for the first time in Finland and two of the pieces (White House and Garbage Container) have their world premiere.
The Ai Weiwei @ Helsinki exhibition fills the large galleries on the upper floor of HAM with installations, sculptures and photographs. Visitors can enjoy the works of art by the Chinese human rights activist from a purely visual perspective, but the background information provides a completely new dimension to the works.
WHERE Helsinki Art Muesum, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
WHEN September 25, 2015 – February 28, 2016
image: courtesy of HAM Helsinki Art Museum / Ai Weiwei © Gao Yuan