A growing number of people visit museums to have experiences that in many ways shape their perspectives on our history, our present as well as our future. In order to develop, says Mats Persson, Secretary General at Swedish Museums Association, the museum industry faces important challenges.
Moderna Museet’s project “A Bigger World” aspires to build bridges between cultures, using art as a medium. In order to make it possible for the museum to acquire works from all corners of the world, several people, together with Friends of Moderna Museet, arranged an event in Stockholm to support the project.
“Förstärkt verklighet (Augmented reality)”, or “Voimistettu todellisuus” as it’s called in Finnish, opened on 30 September 2017, and initiated the centenary celebration of Finland’s independence. Visitors can view some of Finland’s leading contemporary artists: Anna Estarriola, Alma Heikkilä, Corinna Helenelund, Elin Merenmies and Anna Tuori. The selection forms a loosely connected narrative that stretches the borders between reality and fiction and in many ways leads us to pose the question: Does anything that we can call reality actually exist?