Kiasma | Museum of Contemporary Art

Thank You for the Music

20 Jan - 17 Jun 2012

© Eduardo Balanza
The Record Is Not Over Yet, 2011.
How Music Moves Us
20 January - 17 June, 2012

Music speaks directly to our emotions. Hearing a song can take us back in time. We copy the dress of our idols, our mood changes with music. Thank You for the Music – How Music Moves Us is an exhibition on how the experiences of listening to music, watching music videos or going to a concert can appear in the life and work of an artist, a music lover, a fan.
Music is present in the featured artworks as a source of inspiration. It can take the form of a soundtrack which supports or challenges the visual aspects of the piece. The central theme in the exhibition is the intense emotional response produced in us by music. Many artists have used the aesthetics of music videos as the starting point for their work, approaching the topic using a variety of media, including video, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation.
The title of the exhibition is taken from a song by the Swedish band ABBA. Indeed, we have music to thank for the pieces in this exhibition.

The exhibition artists

Adel Abidin (Finland), Petri Ala-Maunus (Finland), Eduardo Balanza (Spain), David Blandy (UK), Candice Breitz (South Africa), Susanne Bürner (Germany), Graham Dolphin (UK), Rose Eken (Denmark), Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (UK), Fabien Giraud (France), Jenni Hiltunen (Finland), Jani Hänninen (Finland), Katarzyna Kozyra (Poland), Petra Lindholm (Finland), Liisa Lounila (Finland), Sophie MacCorquodale (UK), Maria Stereo (Finland), Rauha Mäkilä (Finland), Kalle Nieminen (Finland), Anneli Nygren (Finland), Pink Twins (Finland), Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland), Bojan Sarcevic (Serbia) and Terhi Ylimäinen (Finland).

Tags: Adel Abidin, David Blandy, Candice Breitz, Susanne Bürner, Graham Dolphin, Fabien Giraud, Jani Hänninen, Katarzyna Kozyra, Petra Lindholm, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Pipilotti Rist, Bojan Sarcevic