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Members Spotlight: AMOS REX (Helsinki, Finland)

The Amos Rex collection is one of the largest private art collections in Finland. It covers 7,000 artworks, mostly paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics and photographs. The collection also consists of furniture and other items from Amos Anderson’s (1878-1961) home. Amos Anderson’s own collection included a total of 250 paintings and sculptures.

In 1940, Amos Anderson, who was a lifelong bachelor, founded an association, Föreningen Konstsamfundet, which was to be the beneficiary of his will. Thanks to the association his work still has a visible impact on both the economic and cultural sectors of Finnish society. It distributes grants in art, journalism and vocational education. In addition, the association carries out museum work in line with its founder’s wishes. The art museum that bore his name occupied Helsinki’s Yrjönkatu Street from 1965–2017, and Söderlångvik museum is open on Kimito in the summer. The Konstsamfundet’s major investment, the new Amos Rex art museum, opened in August 2018. Learn more about Amos Rex

WAF Conference 2022 Review: Discover The Programme

Exhibition of the Week: Wende Museum, Culver City, CA, USA

(DE)CONSTRUCTING IDEOLOGY: THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION AND BEYOND

 

Taking as its starting point ceramics from China’s porcelain capital of Jingdezhen, this exhibition explores the history and artistic production of the Cultural Revolution. It presents imagery from the period while investigating the circumstances of production, the relationship between art and ideology, and the agency of the artists working within restrictive frameworks. The exhibition also looks at the afterlife of the movement through contemporary art, wherein which Chinese artists have appropriated and adapted the iconic images from this period for their own use today.

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WAF Members: Events Schedule

 

Our the next few months we have WAF Members virtual events covering fundraising with Leslie Ramos, Head of International Relations at Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, mediation and education programmes with Inês Brandão, Head of Cultural Mediation and Digital Strategy at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and as well as marketing and communications with Leonie Merkl, Communications Manager at Kunstnernes Hus. View our full programme here…

Read Our Latest Newsletter: Traveling Through the World of Art Foundations

This imaginary exhibitions world tour around art foundations provokes plenty of thoughts about our past and future, starting with three iconic women artists ‘Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern‘ at the J.C.A.F. in Jo’burg (SA); more about the now and the future with the artist Jota Mombaça in KADIST San Francisco (USA); further on the recent past (How did the pandemic change our way of thinking?) in Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (JPN); and about the influence of classic art in today’s world with ‘Recycling Beauty‘ at Fondazione Prada in Milan (IT). Finally, there is a very last chance to see this weekend the ‘Labyrinths’, that mysterious symbol of fear and hope at Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires (AR).
 

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