No Ordinary Moments is an exhibition featuring a curated pick of Finnish and international works from EMMA’s collection opening on April 11. The exhibition reflects on the different layers of the visible and imaginary worlds and the surrounding reality that we share in complex ways. The uncanny fantasy worlds portrayed in the exhibition step outside everyday reality, inviting us on a journey into the fascinating world of the subconscious mind. The works in No Ordinary Moments enter an intriguing dialogue with the surrealist art of Meret Oppenheim, which is featured in a coinciding exhibition at EMMA.
No Ordinary Moments highlights many recent additions to EMMA’s collections alongside older acquisitions and donations. The exhibition was curated by Museum Director Pilvi Kalhama and Chief Curator Henna Paunu.
“No Ordinary Moments offers visitors a unique opportunity to view works from EMMA’s collections that are not permanently on display at the museum,” state the curators. The EMMA ¬ Espoo Museum of Modern Art Collection is one of EMMA’s three key collections along with the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection and the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation Collection. Works from the EMMA collection are on permanent display outside the museum at various public venues in the City of Espoo.
The featured artists are: Malin Ahlsved, Jasmin Anoschkin, Lauri Astala, Ernst Billgren, Saara Ekström, Anna Estarriola, Oscar Furbacken, Beryl Furman, Denise Grünstein, Alvar Gullichsen, Teuri Haarla, Kaisaleena Halinen, Jeppe Hein, Timo Heino, Andreas Johansson, Aarne Jämsä, Klara Kristalova, Esa Laurema, Juhana Moisander & Simo Ripatti, Nabb + Teeri, Okku Nuutilainen, Roxy Paine, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Maria Rubinke, Antti Ruuhela, Tülay Schakir and Miikka Vaskola.
No Ordinary Moments 11th April 2018 – 6th Jan 2019
Press images: https://kuvat.emma.museum/kuvat/Lehdistokuvat-Press/No+Ordinary+Moments/
Pilvi Kalhama, Museum Director, EMMA
Henna Paunu, Chief Curator, Collections, EMMA
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Located in Tapiola, Espoo, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art’s collection and exhibition programme profiles Finnish and international modernism, contemporary art as well as design. EMMA’s exhibition spaces – the largest in Finland – are situated in the architecturally impressive WeeGee building designed by Professor Aarno Ruusuvuori. The modern architecture adds to the experience-focused presentation of the changing exhibitions and permanent collections of EMMA, the Saastamoinen Foundation and Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation.