Art has the power to investigate society and present alternative interpretations of our shared world. Works featured in ARS22 explore the everyday lives and dreams of individuals and communities. They raise questions about our relationship with the world, with nature and history, spirituality and technology.
The exhibition offers places for encounters and interaction. It also reminds us that individuality is ultimately always founded on the common conditions of life. The stories told by the artworks are entertaining while creating their own realities. They offer us an opportunity to think and see differently but also point out a way forward.
ARS22 is the tenth installment in the series of major international contemporary art exhibitions originally launched in 1961. Over the decades, the ARS exhibitions have presented the public with the latest trends in contemporary art.
ARS22 will present some of the most compelling artists and art of the day. Extending to all floors of the Kiasma building, the exhibition is a comprehensive view of the latest trends in international contemporary art. It also includes new artworks commissioned specifically for ARS22.
Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Farah Al Qasimi, Evgeny Antufiev, Francis Bacon, Lewis Baltz, Sol Calero, Pia Camil, Jimmie Durham, Annika Eriksson, Anna Estarriola, Cyprien Gaillard, Sheela Gowda, D Harding, Kholod Hawash, Tehching Hsieh, Donna Huanca, Arthur Jafa, Kimmo Kaivanto, Samson Kambalu, Alex Katz, Grada Kilomba, Eva Kot’átková, Vojtěch Kovařík, Essi Kuokkanen, Danutė Kvietkevičiūtė, Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl, Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, Luis Lázaro Matos, Joar Nango, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Frida Orupabo, Howardena Pindell, Laure Prouvost, Anni Puolakka, Michael Rakowitz, Slavs and Tatars, Joel Slotte, Jenna Sutela, Andra Ursuţa, David Wojnarowicz, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye