Admission with Museum Card

Josefina Ne­li­mark­ka: The Cloud of Un/knowing

Amos Rex, Helsinki

  • 27.3.2024–8.9.2024

The Cloud of Un/knowing exhibition at Amos Rex investigates clouds and their nature as part of the Earth’s water cycle.


Weather circulations around us, formations of water vapour carried by air, currents that are constantly changing as part of the Earth’s water cycle. Despite their seemingly light appearance, clouds carry a vast amount of data about the environment and conditions in which we live.

In Josefina Nelimarkka’s (b. 1982) exhibition The Cloud of Un/knowing in Amos Rex, the cloud is a unique and fleeting moment, a continuous process guided by invisible streams of data. Real-time measurements from the Arctic regions, boreal forest, and a weather station on the roof of Amos Rex create a beautiful, subtle unity in which light, sound and digital water droplets are in constant motion. The exhibition challenges us to accept the uncertainty and to take in information with all of our senses, giving us an opportunity to get closer to phenomena that we do not yet fully understand.

More climate data is being collected than ever before, yet there remains so much unknown about atmospheric events. The idea of various levels and forms of knowing and un/knowing has long been at the core of Josefina Nelimarkka’s art. ⁠⁠Through this way of thinking, if we accept the uncertainty and allow multiple ways of knowing, we get closer to complex, elusive phenomena – moving like a cloud between the real, the sensual and the potential.

Josefina Nelimarkka’s works on show at Amos Rex offer us the opportunity to expand our ability to observe clouds and invisible events in the atmosphere. Through the artworks, we can reflect not only on the essence of clouds, but also on different scenarios for the future of the climate.

The Cloud of Un/knowing showcases three new site-specific artworks, which have been completed specifically for the exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by Anastasia Isakova.

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Amos Rex
Mannerheimintie 22-24

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Mon 11:00-20:00
Tue Closed
Wed 11:00-20:00
Thu 11:00-20:00
Fri 11:00-20:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

During the summer, Amos Rex is open weekdays until 6 pm 17 June - 9 August.

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