EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
4.5
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
About
EMMA believes in active interaction in society and the power of art and design to inspire and evoke a unique experience. Located at Exhibition Centre WeeGee, a landmark of Finnish Modernism and a former printing house in Helsinki metropolitan area, EMMA has the largest exhibition spaces in Finland. The clean-lined modern architecture enhances the experiential presentation of EMMA’s program and two collection exhibitions permanently on display. The art collection exhibition is a curated pick of Finnish and international contemporary and modern art from Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection. Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation Collection showcases Finnish design and art at a new museal concept, the Visible Storage, a unique fusion of a storehouse, exhibition and workspace.
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Marjo
Hyvinkaa, Finland10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Very interesting place and worth of seeing.

Kakkonen Collection was fantastic and beautiful (see photos attached).

I also visited upstairs where actual modern exhibitions are. There I got feelings of anxiety and frustration because I felt that some modern art is underevaluating its audience. For example two straight lines crossing each other is a joke for people who have been studying and drawing similar lines since 12 years old and now doing serious business in complex real world in science sector. It feels so stupid to see anything like that 🤯 Maybe I am not just a friend of modern Art and not able to tolerate depressive insights 😅

History of Espoo was interesting small area exhibition.

In general, I sensed that at the moment everything was a little bit ”under construction” in the museum.

Nevertheless, worth of seeing and many good insights still 👍
Written 2 February 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA) is competing with Kiasma Art Museum in Helsinki. Espoo Museum is located in a grey dull building which is the former Weilin&Göös printing house from 1974. What it takes to buildings, Kiasma is located in a more striking building with more interesting architecture.

What it takes to exhibitions, it is hard to say which one is better. On this Espoo visit, there was a stunning exhibition "Chiharu Shiota: Tracing Boundaries". It is an immersive installation consisting of tautly crisscrossing threads. Visitors are entering the maze of yarn, which encloses a sequence of old doors that open alternative routes through the work.

Another impressive work was "Daniel Buren: Going for a Walk in a Zigzag". Buren created this enormous work consisting of countless folding screens, inviting visitors to take a walk through the zigzagging maze.

Daniel Buren is famous for his practice of using 8.7 cm-wide vertical stripes as a visual tool to reveal hidden aspects of familiar spaces. In May, you can find 105 striped flags filling Espoo’s Tapionaukio square. Museum’s personnel have also striped vests.
Written 24 May 2022
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1LKKA
Madrid, Spain135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
There's something for the whole family, even to repeat visits without any new exhibition. Well recommended to visit!
Written 16 May 2022
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meatyhooks
London, UK5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
I’ve been to EMMA a few times (disclaimer: used to live up the hill from the place), and the general collection they have on display is pretty decent, though I’m not sure exactly why some hard-to-understand pieces get a paragraph of “wall text” while other equally-hard-to-understand ones do not. No matter. That’s contemporary art curation for you, I suppose. The special exhibitions were really hit-and-miss: the tangled yarn passageways by Chiharu Shiota were lovely and mesmerising, but the cheap-and-cheerful plywood and siding maze by Daniel Buren much less so. There wasn’t much artistry to that installation, and its sheer size inadvertently made the experience rather comical. But maybe that’s the issue with contemporary art—when it’s a hit, it’s a home run, and when it’s a miss, it’s a total strikeout.

I do see that Pilvi Takala’s work will be shown here next year, so applause to the curators. Not all is lost—will definitely be back for that.
Written 22 March 2022
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Szekeres Judit
Budapest, Hungary10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Definitely have to visit. Different type of exhibitions, also classic and modern sections. Easy to get there by public transport, nice museum shop and restaurant.
Written 28 November 2021
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Finns have previously admired the colourful paintings of Estonian Konrad Mägi nearby at Kumu in Tallinn, now they have been gathered into a large exhibition in Espoo. Three interesting sections show his wide talent - the portraits of women, the bright landscapes from Northern Europe and the strong impression Italy made on him. He died a rich man unlike many of his contemporaries but sadly from mental illness.
Finnish Aaron Heino goes his own way explaining on the video how he came to work with forms based on dried fruits. You wouldn't guess the source by looking at the big sculptures made of aluminium and partly covered with glossy paint.
Written 18 October 2021
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Tatjana T
Helsinki, Finland87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Worth of visiting the museum which offers excellent exhibitions. Easy to get by car or public transportation. Not too crowded.

Written 1 October 2020
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Minna N
Espoo, Finland3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Interesting exhibitions, also activities for children, nice cafe. Every Friday free admission at 5pm and the first Friday of the month is open at 9pm and the DJ plays music in the cafe
Written 12 February 2020
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mattiturunen
Espoo, Finland8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Many exhibitions at the same time, open all year round. Locating very near Tapiola center, only 1 kilometer from metrostation
Written 6 November 2019
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland1,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
The museum has some permanent exhibitions as well as some that change.

At the moment they have a very interesting exhibition, Michael Jackson: On the Wall, which is very good and makes is worthwhile to visit this museum.
Written 3 November 2019
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