Opening hours:Tuesdays + Thursdays 11am−7pm and by agreement. We kindly ask for your understanding that there may be periods of time, even during opening hours, when the exhibition cannot be visited completely. +++ The Finnland-Institut will remain closed on public holidays as well as during the Institute's Easter and summer break.
Address:Finnland-Institut, Friedrichstr. 153 a (3rd floor), 10117 Berlin
Transport links:Friedrichstraße Station, U5 + U6 Unter den Linden
Co-organiser:Thank you to: Finnlines, Suomen kulttuurirahasto, KAK-laki asianajotoimisto
Visiting Art/ists 2024: I find you in all these things
Our new Visiting Art/ists 2024 exhibition is called I find you in all these things. Rilke wrote his highly existential namesake poem 125 years ago in Berlin. It was published a few years later in The Book of Hours (Das Stunden-Buch). One can interpret the text as a tendency to discover traces of those that we have loved, who may have existed in our lives before moving on or passing away, in objects and sensations – physical or metaphysical – that surround us. We find them in all these things: in pictures, paintings and books or scents and sounds, through all of our senses. It is possible that Rilke found the divine in nature, perhaps in the trees that he so beautifully describes. For the Finnland-Institut exhibition we have brought together six artists, either with existing works that resonate with the topic or brand new interpretations of it. For many, Rilke’s poem functioned as a starting point for the commissioned works that were created for the group show that now takes over our premises on Friedrichstraße, Berlin. They provide delight and comfort for those who visit the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Mika Minetti. The catalogue (3,8 MB, free to download) published for the show includes a large number of illustrations and artists’ interviews and is available at the Finnland-Institut.