Helsinki Art Museum and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture join forces in the Happy End? exhibition to consider the kind of futures available to people. Will our future life be easy, fun and ecologically alternative or wasteful, destructive and tragic? All of these future scenarios include hopes, dreams, good and bad.
The exhibition is on display on both floors of the Tennis Palace Art Museum in summer 2013 and the works will also be taken outside into the urban space.
An extensive pedagogical programme is also planned. A series of workshops implemented in co-operation with Helsinki schoolchildren will examine the boundary between art and design and the future of design.
The results of the workshops will be used to create “satellite exhibitions” aimed at schoolchildren in different parts of the city. Programmes ranging from lectures to city tours will also be produced for other visitor groups.
The exhibition artists are mainly international, including the Russian artist groupAES+F and Chinese artist Cao Fei. Students at the School of Art and Design are contributing to the exhibition in the form of sound works and by planning the visual identity of the exhibition.
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Postponed until summer 2013
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