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Portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, 2017. Finnish state. © Prime Minister's Office. Photo: Vilhelm Sjöström

Portrait of the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, 2017

The portrait of President Sauli Niinistö is a collective artwork made up of a hundred smaller works created by as many artists. Among the creators are sculptors, printmakers and visual, photographic, video and performance artists, all of whom belong to the younger generation of artists who work or have worked in Finland. All artists were free to create their own segment of the portrait without knowing how the others would approach the task.

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Cesare Sofianopulo: Naamioita, 1930. Museo Revoltella – Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Trieste. © Archivio Fotografico del Museo Revoltella. Kuva: Nicola Eccher

Fantastico! Italian art from the 1920s and 1930s

Fantastico! explores an artistic movement known as magic realism, which emerged in Italy at the end of the First World War. The works exhibited are characterised by silence and a mysterious atmosphere, and the conflict between reality and the world of dreams. The depictions of everyday life seem to reveal a hidden side of existence. The exhibition features masterpieces by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carrà, Felice Casorati, Antonio Donghi and Cagnaccio di San Pietro.


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Stories of Finnish Art

Stories of Finnish Art

The Ateneum Art Museum has the country’s oldest and largest art collection. The new collections exhibition presents well-loved classics alongside seldom-exhibited works of art. It draws new parallels and highlights works that have not been on show for a long time.

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Tue, Fri 10am–6pm
Wed, Thurs 10am–8pm
Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Mondays closed

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15 € Normal admission
13 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds
14 € S Privilege Card holders
24/20 € Combined ticket to Ateneum and Kiasma

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