Touch is the title of the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection Exhibition. The display’s overarching theme is humanity at its core. The exhibition is constantly updated for example with new acquisitions.
The exhibition explores the experimential and interactive nature of art while focusing on the concept of encounters with art the communication between a work of art and the viewer. The reality created by the artist and that of the viewer’s own come into contact in the encounter between the two. This special interaction allows for a sense of presence and humanity to arise.
The display delves deeply into the fundamental mysteries of humanity. It presents the tools that visual arts have to represent identity, physicality and our relationship with history and memories. Attention is also drawn on how the ever-increasing avalanche of images in our culture affects the artists' way of representing humanity, body and identity.
The exhibition is curated by Pilvi Kalhama, Päivi Karttunen and Henna Paunu.