Adel Abidin takes part in a solo exhibition titled History Wipes at the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki, opening on 14 March, 2018. The exhibition features video installations and sculptures by the contemporary artist, many of which will be completed especially for the exhibition.
"The exhibition deals with uncomfortable issues that we prefer to shut out from our minds. The subjects include ethnic cleansing, war, refugees, and manipulation exercised by the machinery of power. The artist is interested in what is being wiped from sight: what we seek to blot out and what we keep quiet about. [...] Many of the new works in the exhibition have emerged in interaction with the museum’s architecture. The Ateneum is one of the key memory institutions in Finland, and it has shaped the image of Finnishness and country’s common history ever since 1888. Issues related to identity and memory are also central in Adel Abidin’s art."
The exhibition continues until 22 April, 2018.
February 10, 2018