NOAR Nordic and Baltic contemporary art platform

How is nature presented in contemporary art? And how are humans interpreted as relating to other species?

The Coexistence exhibition opening in April 2019 looks at the relationship between humans and nature. Environmental issues, nature, and human coexistence with other organisms are topics of long-standing interest in art, but they have recently come into sharper focus amid the eco-crisis of the 2000s.

The exhibition is part of Kiasma’s theme year centering on ideas about good life. It invites us to consider exactly whose ‘good life’ we mean and calls into question the place habitually awarded to the human as above nature and other animals and as their sovereign

The show will expand in August. New works will pursue a deeper relationship with nature, a world of rites and alternate knowing. While contemplating the theme of neo-spirituality, the exhibits also pose questions about the limits of human knowledge and imagination.

PHOTO: Pasi Autio

Gallery name: Kiasma

Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki

Opening hours: Tue, Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Wed-Fri 10:00 - 20:30, Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Open: 26.04.2019 - 01.03.2020