Located in a former private home on Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu in Helsinki, the Kirpilä Art Collection is a unique art museum that presents a passionate art lover’s collection and provides a glimpse of the life of well-to-do Helsinkians in the second half of the twentieth century. The museum is housed in the apartment that was the home of the rheumatologist Juhani Kirpilä (1931–1988) and his partner, the antiques dealer Karl (Kalle) Rosenqvist, between 1979 and 1988. It covers nearly 350 square metres on the top floor of a functionalist house in the district of Töölö.
The year 2022 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Kirpilä Art Collection. To celebrate its triennial jubilee, the Kirpilä Art Collection will host a contemporary art exhibition titled Years that repeat their days.
Comprising site-specific works of various mediums—some of which are disguised as everyday objects—the exhibition becomes inseparable from the domesticity of the museum space. The homelike environment of the Kirpilä Art Collection thus forms a foundation for questioning time as a linear entity. The exhibition aims to challenge strict delineations between past, present, and future. The linear development of a life path, from dependent childhood into independent reproductive adulthood, is also being questioned.
Taidekoti Kirpilä, Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 7, 6.krs, 00260 Helsinki
Maximum capacity: 15 participants
Cost: No costs for visitors. The Club sponsors the guide.
Last day to sign up: 22.9.2022
Organizer: Tuula Meres-Wuori, tel. 0503047649