• Exhibition

Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form

  • Industrial design and products
  • Architecture
  • Interior
  • Urban planning
Sep 7, Thu 10:00-20:00
Sep 8, Fri 10:00-18:00
Sep 9, Sat 10:00-17:00
Sep 10, Sun 10:00-17:00
Sep 12, Tue 10:00-18:00
Sep 13, Wed 10:00-20:00
Sep 14, Thu 10:00-20:00
Sep 15, Fri 10:00-18:00
Sep 16, Sat 10:00-17:00
Sep 17, Sun 10:00-17:00
Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
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Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. The exhibition opens up new perspectives into Aalto’s life and work. The comprehensive exhibition illustrates how Aalto’s organic design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists.

In addition to presenting Aalto’s extensive oeuvre, works will also be featured from his close friends and modernist masters, such as the American Alexander Calder and the Frenchman Fernand Léger. The exhibition also highlights the role of the Artek furniture and design company as a contributor to the Finnish art scene.

The exhibition will feature a wealth of iconic objects and pieces of furniture, as well as architectural drawings and scale models. Interdisciplinarity in art, and Aalto’s multi-disciplinarity, will be highlighted through archive materials, works of art, photographs and short films. The exhibition is produced by the Vitra Design Museum, in cooperation with the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Ateneum Art Museum. The exhibition can be seen until 24 September 2017.

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