In Collaboration: Modern Life!

Exhibition at HAM Mar 3–Jul 30, 2017-02-24
 

 
The Museum of Finnish Architecture is part Helsinki Art Museums HAM’s exhibition Modern Life! that is a unique collaboration between five museums. In the exhibition, Alvar Aalto Museum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Design Museum, HAM and the Finnish Museum of Photography join forces to celebrate Finland’s centenary jubilee.
 
Modern Life! unveils the modernist movement’s strong belief in the future, as well as an excitement over scientific and technological advancements. In art, design and architecture alike, the past was dismissed to make space for new forms of expression.
 
The exhibition combines architecture, design, photography and visual arts in a new and surprising way. For example, modernist architects set out to build the world of today and of the future with the ideals of enhancing everyday life and purposefulness.
 
Modern life! is exhibited in HAM in Tennispalatsi.
The exhibition is part of the Finland 100 programme in 2017.
 
Check out the Modern Life! website >>
 
In the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the exhibition How Finland Was Modernized is thematically linked to the exhibition in HAM.
 

MUSEUM OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE – PROGRAMME IN HAM

 
During the exhibition , the Museum of Finnish Architecture organizes lectures, workshops and guided tours in HAM (Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Helsinki).
Check out all our events >>
 

 
Saturday 4.3.2017 at 2 pm–4 pm
WORKSHOP: Building a common city utopia! / HELD IN FINNISH
@ HAM
 
In the workshop, phenomena related to modernism, such as city utopia, are explored through building.
 
 
Sunday 5.3.2017 at 2pm
THEMATIC GUIDED TOUR: Modern life in the reconstruction era / HELD IN FINNISH
@ HAM
 
Museum of Finnish Architecture’s researcher Petteri Kummala guides visitors through the exhibition in the light on the reconstruction era.
 
Duration: Half an hour
Price: HAM entrance fee 10/8/0€
 

Saturday 11.3.2017 at 2 pm–3 pm
Directors' panel / HELD IN FINNISH
@ HAM

The Directors Juulia Kauste (Museum of Finnish Architecture), Tommi Lindh (Alvar Aalto Foundation and Museum), Jukka Savolainen (Design Museum), Elina Heikka (The Finnish Museum of Photography) and Maija Tanninen-Mattila (HAM) discuss the backgrounds of the Modern Life! exhibition.
 
Price: HAM entrance fee 10/8/0€
 
 
Saturday 18.3.2017 at 2 pm–4 pm
WORKSHOP: Building a common city utopia! / HELD IN FINNISH
@ HAM
 
In the workshop, phenomena related to modernism, such as city utopia, are explored through building.
 
 
Thursday 30.3.2017 at 5:30pm
HAM TALK: Finnish Architects in Germany 1943 / HELD IN FINNISH
@ HAM
 
With the help of photographs, from the collection of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the museum’s Head of Research Juhana Lahti tells about a journey made by a delegation of Finnish architects travelling to Germany in 1943.
 
Price: HAM entrance fee 10/8/0€
 
 
Thursday 4.5.2017 at 5:30pm
HAM  TALK: Standardization and construction of well-being. The Finnish row house – From the worker apartment to the middle-class dream / HELD IN FINNISH
@HAM
 
Professor emerita in art history, Riitta Nikula, lectures about how the row house took over Finland.
 
Price: HAM entrance fee 10/8/0€
 
 
Saturday 6.5.2017 at 2pm–4pm
WORKSHOP: Building a common city utopia! / HELD IN FINNISH
@ HAM
 
In the workshop, phenomena related to modernism, such as city utopia, are explored through building.
 
 
Thursday 11.5.2017 at 5:30pm
HAM TALK: The world of Futuro / HELD IN FINNISH
@HAM
 
Art Historian Marko Home tells about the worldwide adventures of Futuro, the futuristic plastic house from 1968.
 
Price: HAM entrance fee 10/8/0€
 
 
Saturday 20.5.2017 at 2pm
CITY TOUR: Helsinki Center
Departure: HAM Lobby
 
Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Juulia Kauste, presents the history of Helsinki center through its architectonic layers.
 
Duration: About 1,5 hours
Free
 
 
Friday 30.6.2017 at 4:30 pm
THEMATIC GUIDED TOUR: Eliel Saarinen & Chicago Tribune / HELD IN FINNISH
@ HAM
 
Success in the design competition for the Chicago Tribune Tower put Eliel Saarinen on the map in 1922. Head of Research of the Museum of Finnish Architecture Juhana Lahti tells about the competiton and its implications in his guided tour of the Modern Life! exhibition.
 
Price: HAM entrance fee 10/8/0€