Saturday, February 21, 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (Finland)

One of the most popular attractions of the Finnish capital is the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, part of the National Gallery. The museum building opened its doors to the public in spring 1998.

To date, the museum exhibition consists of more than four thousand exhibits, with the Exhibition Fund is updated annually. The fourth and fifth floors of this beautiful building houses temporary exhibitions, causing interest for tourists.

Kiasma is located on the square in central Helsinki, thanks to its unique atmosphere of this modern museum complex is very popular not only among guests but also among themselves Finns, because everyone here can find something for themselves.

Some visitors can view the exhibition stand, others - through the book, dedicated to the art, or look after yourself designer trinket in the museum shop. Kiasma - a space of freedom, because tourists are not timid, such as the walls of traditional museums with the strict gallery space.

In this rather unusual Finnish museum can be found slanting walls and works of art you can smell and touch. It is worth noting that the building of the museum, made in American architectural style, initially caused mixed reviews among residents of the Finnish capital. Kiasma compared with a huge shoe box lid view of the historic city center.

A Finnish war veterans were unhappy that the museum complex was located too close near the monument of Marshal Mannerheim, who is considered a symbol of the country's independence. Discussions on the construction of Kiasma become the loudest of all the nineties of the last century.