• Liulia Marita, Son of a Bitch, 1999.

    Liulia Marita, Son of a Bitch, 1999.

    ARS 01: Unfolding Perspectives

    Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
    Mannerheiminaukio 2
    September 30, 2001–January 20, 2002

    Held approximately once every six years, the ARS exhibitions might be dubbed the Nordic Documenta—for both its near-half-decade frequency and the scope of its program. Curated by Tuula Arkio, Maaretta Jaukkuri, Patrik Nyberg, and Jari-Pekka Vanhala, the sixth installment comprises work by seventy-six international artists. The critical fulcrum this time out is cultural hybridization and globalism, the latter thankfully not merely a shorthand for Western values: “Unfolding Perspectives” avoids some of the pitfalls that trip up so many well-meaning attempts to represent “other” people and cultures.