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Museum of Finnish Architecture, Designmuseum
Kasarmikatu 24, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki

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Arkkitehtuurimuseo, Designmuseo

FIX: Care and Repair

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Museum of Finnish Architecture, Designmuseum

In April 2024, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum will be taken over by the themes of repair, maintenance, and cleaning.

The exhibition FIX: Care and Repair, produced in collaboration with experts from the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum, brings together architecture, design, and contemporary art. The exhibition highlights the repair of objects and buildings, environmental maintenance, cleaning, and the aesthetics associated with dirt and wear. In the exhibition museums are portrayed as places of care, where collection management and conservation uphold a carefully curated collection of objects.

In spring 2023, the museums held an open call seeking proposals related to maintenance, care, and preservation. The selection emphasized topics and perspectives that have received less attention in the fields of architecture and design. The jury for the open call chose four new contemporary art pieces to be realized for the exhibition. These commissioned works also served as a catalyst for curating other content in the exhibition.

FIX: Care and Repair will be open at the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum from April 26th to December 31st, 2024. The curation of the exhibition is managed by a multidisciplinary team from the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum.

Read more about the exhibition here.

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