Ateneum Art Museum

19.10.2018–20.1.2019 NÄYTTELY/TAPAHTUMA PÄÄTTYNYT

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

Not Vital, paintings

The Swiss-born Not Vital (born 1948), who started his career in the 1960s, is known as a versatile artist who boldly expresses his ideas through sculptures, large-scale installations and collages. The exhibition at the Ateneum will present a series of Vital’s recent paintings.

Voit ostaa Museokortin tästä museokohteesta tai verkosta

Vital began painting in 2009 in his studio in Beijing, where he lives for part of each year. Many of his paintings in the exhibition are self-portraits, in which he often slips into different roles ranging from a Chinese rice farmer to an Alzheimer patient or a singer. In Vital’s portraits, we furthermore encounter his family members, friends and assistants, as well as familiar figures from the worlds of art and literature.

“Painting is the best way for me to see, feel and smell the light,” says Vital. His working process is meditative and introspective. In his portraits, he aims to connect with his models’ inner worlds by clearing away the non-essential from the surface. Light, dimness and darkness – white, grey and black – activate our senses. Vital’s portraits invite us to slow down while sharpening our gaze in a concentrated, unhurried way.

Share this with your friends!

Print version

Museum contact details

Ateneum Art Museum
Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki

0294 500 401

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

17/15/0 €

Payment methods

Ateneumissa voi maksaa käteisellä ja pankki-/luottokortilla (Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Mastercard Maestro, American Express, Diners Club). Lisäksi sisäänpääsylipun voi maksaa Smartumin kulttuurisetelillä, Luottokunnan Virikesetelillä, TyKy-Kuntosetelillä tai ePassilla.

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-20:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

Näyttelyn tekstit kielillä

OTHER MUSEUMS NEARBY

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
     
     

    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

    Kiasma is a home of contemporary art where everyone is welcome.

     
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History, Natural History Museum
     
     

    Finnish Museum of Natural History, Natural History Museum

    The exhibitions at the Natural History Museum showcase biological diversity from Finland and other parts of...

     
  • Kunsthalle Helsinki
     
     

    Kunsthalle Helsinki

    Contemporary Art & Design since 1928.

     
  • Rock Church Temppeliaukio
     
     

    Rock Church Temppeliaukio

     
  • HAM Helsinki Art Museum
     
     

    HAM Helsinki Art Museum

    Art is popcorn for the brain! HAM Helsinki Art Museum looks after the art collection that belongs to the...

     
  • Helsinki City Museum, Hakasalmi Villa
     
     

    Helsinki City Museum, Hakasalmi Villa

    The charming Hakasalmi Villa is located next to Finlandia Hall near Töölönlahti bay.

     
  • National Museum of Finland
     
     

    National Museum of Finland

    Finnish life from prehistoric times to the present.

     
  • Helsinki Observatory
     
     

    Helsinki Observatory

    The astronomy visitor centre of the Helsinki University Museum. Welcome to the journey through light years!

     
  • Design Museum
     
     

    Design Museum

    Design museum tells the story of the Classics of Finnish Design. Visit the museum in Helsinki Design District!

     
  • Amos Rex
     
     

    Amos Rex

    Amos Rex is an new art museum where the past, present and future meet.

     
  • Museum of Finnish Architecture
     
     

    Museum of Finnish Architecture

    Museum of Finnish Architecture brings buildings' tales to life. The museum is located in a neo-renaissance...

     
  • Sinebrychoff Art Museum
     
     

    Sinebrychoff Art Museum

    Top art on display in a brewery owner's home.

     
  • LUOMUS Kaisaniemi botanic garden
     
     

    LUOMUS Kaisaniemi botanic garden

    Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden introduces an eclectic and fascinating collection of living plants.