10, May 2021

Blick, Helsinki

From May 11, Helsinki will asee the opening of Blick at Amos Rex.

Blick is an exhibition by visual artist Raija Malka and composer Kaija Saariaho that will fill the museum’s large exhibition hall with a multisensory total work of art.

“Distances between important people, places and memories are mentally involved in the music for this exhibition, which began with my composition Stilleben. Nostalgia has been present in my life since I moved away from Finland. Raija and I share this feeling – also in regard to each other – as we lived in Paris at the same time for six years, and often worked together,” Saariaho says.

“My installation Blick was born out of the world of Stillebenand its nostalgic undercurrent. However, working in the Amos Rex space brought new parts to the work: Utopie, Warten and Menschen. Kaija composed new music for these. Our collaboration is like playing a game where the ball bounces back and forth,” Malka says.

Blick runs from May 12 to August 22, 2021.