The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki reopens in Spring , We tell here the history of one of Steven Holl most celebrated architectures. The Architect’s Eye: The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Steven Holl’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Kiasma was designed by the American architect Steven Holl. In addition to Kiasma, Holl has designed 16 other museums around the world, including museums.

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Kiasma museum, Helsinki designed by Steven Holl reopens

Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located on Mannerheimintie in HelsinkiFinland. Its name kiasmaFinnish for chiasmaalludes to the strven conceptual idea of its architect, Steven Holl.

Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Galleryand it is responsible for the gallery’s contemporary art collection. Its central goal is to showcase contemporary art and to strengthen its status.


Helsinki | An overview of the Kiasma museum by Steven Holl

The contemporary art collection began as the Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: Nykytaiteen steveb in In its earliest stages, the collection was housed in Ateneum. An architectural design competition to design a building for the contemporary arts museum was held in The competition was open to architects from the Nordic and Baltic countriesin addition to which four architects or studios from elsewhere were invited to participate, though they were obliged to submit their proposals anonymously: The design of the building, Finnishized as “Kiasma”, underwent slight modification during the design process, but nevertheless was regarded as controversial; for instance its close proximity to the equestrian statue of Finnish President Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

The museum attracted ,—, visitors per year in — Kiasma was closed for repairs in September and reopened in March From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Art museum in Helsinki, Finland.


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This page was last edited on 14 Juneat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The northern side of the Kiasma building. Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: