With this exhibition, American artist Doug Aitken explores the impacts of technology on individuals and society.
The exhibition includes a selection of Aitken’s artworks, highlighting the artist’s recurring interest in transitory actions, emotions, locations and states, which together translate a human experience grounded in tensions such as motion and stillness or connectivity and isolation. With a strong immersive dimension, the exhibition underlines overlooked psychological processes at play in one’s relationship with social environments, where personal memories are employed to decode implicit contents and narratives.
”What does it mean to be an individual now? And where are we going? I’m very interested in those kinds of core issues,” says artist Doug Aitken. He says “We are living in a new era, one of complete connectivity, where screen space has become seemingly equal to the physical landscape. This surreal shift in evolution brings us into uncharted waters, a new frontier, one for which we are not fully prepared. These artworks question how we navigate a world of increasing speed and transition, the direction of where we can go and how we can confront the future.”
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Tue–Fri 10am – 8.30pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2 FI-00100, Helsinki, Finland