• ARS 06

    Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

    Unlike the Technicolor world in The Wizard of Oz, where good ultimately outweighs evil, ARS 06 (“Sense of the Real”), the seventh in a series of international exhibitions held in Helsinki since 1961, has given way to the dark side. The sometimes surreal fantasy worlds in many of the artworks presented appear as a mere backdrop for the harsher realities of the present and future, allowing the viewer a false sense of security. Although thematically the link between the one hundred artworks by forty artists has to do with, according to a wall text, “what art says about the world and humanity,” the

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