ARS22 is the tenth edition in the series of major international contemporary art exhibitions originally launched in 1961 in Helsinki. Extending to all floors of the Kiasma building, it is a comprehensive view of the latest trends in international contemporary art.
“ARS22 designs a choreography of gestures and positions that in their specificity and as a whole offer alternative paths to present-day detachment, disenchantment, isolation, and hopelessness, making visible the mutually dependent dynamics between individual and collective imaginaries both in their continuities and in their ruptures. ARS22 Living Encounters is a gathering that celebrates the intimate, multiple, shared, and dynamic constitution of life on the planet while projecting dreams, doubts, and hopes into the future.” —João Laia
Featuring compelling essays and a richly illustrated section dedicated to the fifty-five artists in the exhibition, this catalogue guides the reader through the inspiring plurality of narratives that shape ARS22 Living Encounters.