Does disagreement have enough space to live in the middle of our consensus-seeking everyday life? Why is disagreement being pushed aside even though it is the basis of political activity in a democracy? And how can a city serve as a growth platform for public disagreement? How have different forms of opposition manifested in the history of Helsinki?
The exhibition Objection! will give art the chance to speak and illustrate the roles of arguments and rebellion in societies. Helsinki is not depicted as a home of consensus but rather as a place of arguments, with overlooked histories coming to life in the exhibition. Objection! features works from five artists who work in Helsinki: Veli Granö, Minna Henriksson, Marko Karo, Harri Pälviranta and Salla Tykkä.
Objection! will open on the fourth floor of the museum, which is dedicated to temporary exhibitions, on 24 May 2019. The concept of the space on the fourth floor involves an experimental approach and the expansion of the idea of a museum with evocative content, which can consist of exhibitions, events or experiences.