The Bank of Finland Museum’s main exhibition of 2017 looks boldly into the future. The highly gifted students of Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts and Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School take us forward to the world 50 years from now.
What will Finland be like in 2067? How will it earn a living? What will be valuable? What will Finnishness mean after 50 years?
The exhibition present these perspectives through different forms of art. The young artists have created their own visions of the Finland of the future.
High quality and perceptive drawings, sculptures, video works and animations from the students of the School of Visual Arts tell, each in their own way, how our world will develop.
The students of the music-oriented Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School, on the other hand, have composed and directed music videos, whose images of the world create a multi-dimensional view of the future. In a play based on improvisation, the students fully immerse their personalities into their vision.
Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts – Torkkeli – specialises in the visual arts and visual expression. The students’ curriculum includes visual arts subjects, such as visual and art history, painting and drawing, graphic art, sculpture, ceramics, textile art, multimedia, design and architecture, digital expression, photography and film. The school has around 580 students.
Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School has around 1,000 students, of whom 120 follow the music and dance curriculums. The school also offers media studies. Besides these, the school is also known for its special expertise in the fields of information technology as well as mathematics and natural sciences. In the field of music, the school is best known for choir singing, musical theatre, big band, rock music and sound technology. Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School values creativity and arts education.
The exhibition’s multi-artistic production offers a fascinating journey into the perception of the future held by the young people of the today. Welcome to 2067!
The exhibition will run from 24 January to 21 January 2018. The works of the exhibition can also be viewed on the Bank of Finland Museum website and in the social media.