Helsinki

Come Back as a Flower

Come Back as a Flower

HAM Helsinki Art Museum

Aug

08

Sun

10:00 – 17:30

2–4°C

overcast clouds

Come Back as a Flower is a group exhibition weaving delicately around the Silueta series (1973–1977) by Ana Mendieta, held in HAM’s collections. The exhibition creates subtle dialogue between Mendieta’s series and the other pieces in the exhibition, suggesting loose connections and approaches between them. Above all, the exhibition is a space for different forms of sensing, providing visitors with a space for being and thinking.⁣⁣
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While working on the Silueta series, Ana Mendieta developed her pioneering work based on performance, land art, ecofeminist politics and spirituality, and photograph and video documentation. Today, Mendieta’s unique practice is once again extremely relevant, highlighting observations about the relationship between humans and nature, the personal as political, the layered nature of identity, mysticalspirituality, and the material nature of art.⁣⁣

The exhibition includes new commissions by Essi Kausalainen and Elina Vainio, as well as new versions of existing pieces. Additionally, the  exhibition contains different spatial and temporal dimensions: it features Anne Koskinen’s public artwork Stone (2008), which is located  outside the HAM facilities in the Aurinkolahti area in Vuosaari. Melanie Bonajo’s video piece Night Soil – Nocturnal Gardening (2016), on  the other hand, will be shown in the HAM Auditorium starting in October.⁣⁣

HAM Helsinki Art Museum

Sun 08 Aug 2021 10:00 – 17:30

2–4°C

overcast clouds