No Ordinary Moments | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the biggest museums in Finland.

No Ordinary Moments

11.04.2018 to 06.01.2019

No Ordinary Moments is an exhibition featuring a curated pick of Finnish and international works from EMMA’s collection. The exhibition reflects on the different layers of the visible and imaginary worlds and the surrounding reality that we share in complex ways. The uncanny fantasy worlds portrayed in the exhibition step outside everyday reality, inviting us on a journey into the fascinating world of the subconscious mind.

Watch our artist interviews and hear more about the artworks in the exhibition.

No Ordinary Moments highlights many recent additions to EMMA’s collections alongside older acquisitions and donations. The exhibition was curated by Museum Director Pilvi Kalhama and Chief Curator Henna Paunu.

“No Ordinary Moments offers visitors a unique opportunity to view works from EMMA’s collections that are not permanently on display at the museum,” state the curators.

The EMMA –­ Espoo Museum of Modern Art Collection is one of EMMA’s three key collections along with the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection and the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation Collection. Works from the EMMA collection are on permanent display outside the museum at various public venues in the City of Espoo.

The featured artists are: Malin Ahlsved, Jasmin Anoschkin, Lauri Astala, Ernst Billgren, Saara Ekström, Anna Estarriola, Oscar Furbacken, Beryl Furman, Denise Grünstein, Alvar Gullichsen, Teuri Haarla, Kaisaleena Halinen, Jeppe Hein, Timo Heino, Andreas Johansson, Aarne Jämsä, Klara Kristalova, Esa Laurema, Juhana Moisander & Simo Ripatti, Nabb + Teeri, Okku Nuutilainen, Roxy Paine, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Maria Rubinke, Antti Ruuhela, Tülay Schakir and Miikka Vaskola.

Friday 26th Oct. at 5 pm.
April Jazz Goes EMMA
Live music with jazz musician and guitar player Raoul Björkenheim and percussionist Tatu Rönkkö. The concert is based on Björkenheims composition Always but Never for the exhibition No Ordinary Moments.


Maria Rubinke, Peace of Mind, 2015. Photo: Ari Karttunen/EMMA

Main image: Saara Ekström, Method of Cloak, 2014.