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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Opens 11th Collection Exhibition

HELSINKI.- In an exhibition, visitors are accustomed to watching, listening and observing art alone and with others. But what happens when the role of an observer becomes more active? What kind of an event is a set-up? Just like contemporary art itself, the 11th collection exhibition of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma is open-mindedly crossing all kinds of borders. The leading role is given to the artist as well as to the viewer. It’s a Set-up is about the experiential and participatory aspect of art, and considers such themes as time and duration, the presentation and staging of artwork, performance and human relationships. The exhibition showcases various works and techniques from 41 artists. Some of the works encourage the viewer to use other senses than those of sight and hearing and attempt to enhance the viewer’s experience of the artwork. “Jacob Dahlgren’s work The Wonderful World of