Axel Straschnoy will present new work at ARS17 exhibition in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki opening March 2017.

Axel Straschnoy will present a new project at ARS17 exhibition in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki opening March 2017.

On November 2, Kiasma disclosed the list of participating artists:


Ed Atkins (1982 Iso-Britannia)
Andrey Bogush (1987 Venäjä)
Nina Canell (1979 Ruotsi)
Cécile B. Evans (1983 USA/ Belgia)
Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin (1981 USA & 1981 USA)
Melanie Gilligan (1979 Kanada)
Juha van Ingen (1963 Suomi)
Yung Jake (2011 Internet)
Ilja Karilampi (1983 Ruotsi)
Nandita Kumar (1981 Mauritius)
Tuomas A. Laitinen (1976 Suomi)
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner – Shia LaBeouf (1986 USA), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (1985 Suomi), Luke Turner (1982 Iso-Britannia)
Reija Meriläinen (1987 Suomi)
Katja Novitskova (1984 Viro)
Jaakko Pallasvuo (1987 Helsinki)
Aude Pariset (1983 Ranska)
Jon Rafman (1981 Kanada)
Charles Richardson (1979 Iso-Britannia)
Rachel Rossin (1987 USA)
Jacolby Satterwhite (1986 USA)
Hito Steyerl
(1966 Saksa)
Anna Uddenberg (1982 Ruotsi)
Julia Varela (1986 Espanja)
Artie Vierkant (1986 USA)

ARS17+ Online Art

David Blandy (1976 Iso-Britannia)
Cécile B. Evans (1983 USA)
Ed Fornieles (1983 Iso-Britannia)
Juha van Ingen (1963 Suomi)
Rachel Maclean (1987 Iso-Britannia)
Florian Meisenberg (1980 Saksa)
Reija Meriläinen (1987 Suomi)
Pink Twins, Juha Vehviläinen & Vesa Vehviläinen (1978 & 1974 Suomi)
Angelo Plessas (1974 Kreikka)
Jon Rafman (1981 Kanada)
Tuomo Rainio (1983 Suomi)
Charles Richardson (1979 Iso-Britannia)
Jarkko Räsänen (1984 Suomi)
Axel Straschnoy (1978 Argentiina)
Jenna Sutela (1983 Suomi)
Amalia Ulman (1989 Argentiina)


Ed Atkins (Iso-Britannia)
Florentina Holzinger ja Vincent Riebeek (Itävalta, Hollanti)
Rodrigo Sobarzo (Chile)
Otso Huopaniemi ja Pilvari Pirtola (Suomi)
WAUHAUS, Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen, Jarkko Partanen (Suomi)
Jacolby Satterwhite (USA)
Anne-Mari Karvonen ja Anni Puolakka (Suomi)
Eeva Muilu ja Jaakko Pietiläinen (Suomi)

ARS17 takes over Kiasma in 2017

The theme of the ARS17 exhibition is the global digital revolution whose impacts are evident in culture and the economy, as well as in human identity and behaviour. Opening in March 2017, the exhibition will showcase artists of the new millennium and offer a fresh approach to contemporary art by also expanding the viewing experience into the online realm.

ARS17 will feature works by several Finnish and international contemporary artists. The names of the participating artists will be announced during the autumn and winter.

Digitality changes art

Digital technology has become an important part of everyday life. In addition to its purely technological applications, digitality also plays a role in the management of social relations, in community formation, and in communication. One of the key themes of the exhibition is how artists have responded to this transformation that touches us all. Art also plays the role of a pioneer in the digital revolution of culture.

Although it is highly reliant on the digital revolution, contemporary art regards its impacts with a certain scepticism, while also helping us to understand the world around us. The Internet is addictive and powerful: how radically has our worldview been altered by digitalisation and social media?

ARS17 extends into the online realm

ARS17 will serve as a platform for Kiasma to develop the accessibility of art and the methods for its presentation, as well as the museum’s collection practices. As part of ARS17, the museum will launch a website, ARS17+ Online Art presenting online works by approximately 20 artists.

Today, an increasing amount of interesting work is being produced specifically for online viewing. Artists are using the internet and social media in many ways for their art. ARS17 will showcase several online works in order to engage the audience and extend the experience beyond the confines of the museum walls.

The ARS exhibitions are a series of major surveys of international contemporary art that have been organised since 1961. In total, the exhibitions have had more than half a million visitors, presenting work by about 600 artists or groups. ARS17 is the ninth exhibition in the series, and the fourth to be held in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.