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Axel Antas - selected works

Coming to our senses / Kunsthalle Helsinki / 20.8. – 5.9.2021

A I S T I T / coming to our senses awakens our awareness with an invitation for corporeal empathy

Four Finnish cultural institutes, together with the Helsinki Festival, will bring the contemporary visual and performance art project
A I S T I T / coming to our senses to Kunsthalle Helsinki. The participating artists consistently base their work on sensory perception, with an invitation to relate to the surrounding world reciprocally.

The exhibition consists of works where corporeality, intimacy, vulnerability, and connection communicate to collectively ask: How can we be in touch with others? In addition to observations and sensations, A I S T I T offers a route to bodily empathy. The works included in the exhibition arouse a compassionate and conscientious relationship with other sentient beings and environments. The project’s works place footholds in Kunsthalle Helsinki as well as in the cityscape by the Töölönlahti Bay and the cultural centre Stoa.


Etel Adnan & Simone Fattal, Axel Antas, Terike Haapoja, Anna Maria Häkkinen & Maija Mustonen, Kapwani Kiwanga, Dominique Knowles, Kid Kokko, Minna Långström, Dafna Maimon, Kalle Nio & Hans Rosenström, Laure Prouvost, Monira Al Qadiri, and Kati Roover.

An Ode to Touch 2021 C-Print 239 cm x 179 cm