31 March 2017 - 14 January 2018

The internet and digitalization have radically altered our everyday lives. They have transformed our work, recreation, culture and economy and changed the way we communicate with one another. The internet has become a platform for constructing identities and expressing emotions. And, inevitably, the digital revolution has also influenced the practice of art.

ARS17 is a major exhibition of international contemporary art on the theme of digital revolution. 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 features works by several Finnish and international contemporary artists. Many of the featured artists have conquered the internet in one way or another. Many of them have their works in the most prestigious collections in the world, and they have exhibited in key forums of art, including the international biennales in Venice and Berlin. The exhibition showcases a large number of leading contemporary artists:
Ed Atkins (1982 Great Britain)
Andrey Bogush (1987 Russia)
Nina Canell (1979 Sweden)
Cécile B. Evans (1983 USA/ Belgium)
Melanie Gilligan (1979 Canada)
Juha van Ingen (1963 Finland)
Yung Jake (2011 Internet)
Ilja Karilampi (1983 Sweden)
Nandita Kumar (1981 Mauritius)
Tuomas A. Laitinen (1976 Finland)
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner – Shia LaBeouf (1986 USA), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (1985 Finland), Luke Turner (1982 Great Britain)
Reija Meriläinen (1987 Finland)
Katja Novitskova (1984 Estonia)
Jaakko Pallasvuo (1987 Finland)
Aude Pariset (1983 France)
Jon Rafman (1981 Canada)
Charles Richardson (1979 Great Britain)
Rachel Rossin (1987 USA)
Jacolby Satterwhite (1986 USA)
Ryan Trecartin (1981 USA)
Hito Steyerl (1966 Germany)
Anna Uddenberg (1982 Sweden)
Julia Varela (1986 Spain)
*Artie Vierkant (1986 USA)

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2, FIN-00100 Helsinki, Finland
+358 (0)294 500 501
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info [at] kiasma [dot] fi

Related Link: Artie Vierkant is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumni. For more about his work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Artie Vierkant, Image Object Thursday 4 June 2015 12:53PM, 2015, aluminum and vinyl, 49x49x38in.

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