FIX: Care and Repair
Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design, Helsinki, FI
26.04. – 31.12.2024

FIX: Care and Repair Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design, Helsinki, FI 26.04. – 31.12.2024

In April 2024, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum will be taken over by the themes of repair, maintenance, and cleaning. 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 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. By the deadline, over 130 applications were received from the fields of art, craftsmanship, design, and architecture. 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. 

Participants
Alvar Aalto, Antti Aaltonen, Eero Aarnio, Arkivé Atelier, Arkkitehdit NRT, Aurubis, Harry Bertoia, Jessica Andrey Bogush, Bertolt Brecht, Rut Bryk, Alexander Calder, Dyson, Factum Foundation, iRobot, Iskas, Max Hannus, Elina Helminen, Sini Henttu, Sofia Ilmonen, Helmi Kajaste & Petra Vallila, Hilkka Koivula, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Elli Kuuva, Ville Laurinkoski, Li Li, LPR-Arkkitehdit, Aino Marsio-Aalto, Kimmo Metsäranta, Juho Minerva, Takao Momiyama, Sirkka Tellervo Muurela, Hanna Nordenswan, Minou Nourouzi, Antti Nurmesniemi, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Odd Tinkering, Lasse Ollinkari, Mikko Paakkanen, Timo Penttilä, Pirkka Hacks, Rakennustietosäätiö, Rekola, Restart, Roskasakki / Kaija & Ilkka Erkkilä, Liisa Ryynänen, Sinituote, Sokeva, Nanny Still, Iiu Susiraja, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Oiva Toikka, Paavo Tynell, Vaatelaastari / FabPatch, Veerkracht Dialogue, Väinö Vähäkallio, Minttu Wikberg 

More information: https://www.designmuseum.fi/en/exhibitions/fix-care-and-repair/

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