Publisher: Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum Art Museum, 2018
Editor: Anu Utriainen, Lene Wahlsten
Writers: Riitta Ojanperä, Agneta Rahikainen, Susanna Pettersson, Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Anu Utriainen, Erkki Anttonen
Measurements: 210 x 267 mm, hard cover, 192 pages
The main exhibition in winter 2018–2019 will be Urban Encounters – Finnish Art from the 20th Century. The diverse exhibition explores migration and urbanisation in Finland in the early decades of the 20th century – people’s lives and daily existence. The exhibition will present a diverse selection of rarely shown works from the Finnish National Gallery’s collection.
The multi-layered exhibition will offer an in-depth exploration of the interesting changes in Finnish society and daily life from the 1910s to the 1980s. The exhibited works feature, for example, fashion, cafes and restaurants, nightlife, films, and performing arts – and plain everyday life in the city.
The book will entail six articles and around 230 photos of artworks from more than 80 artists such as Marcus Collin, Marjatta Hanhijoki, Reino Harsti, Juho Karjalainen, Helmi Kuusi , Marjo Lahtinen, Tuulikki Pietilä, Helene Schjerfbeck and Elga Sesemann.