Nykytaiteen museo Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art)
From the outside, it looks like a sail in strong wind. Inside it is full of curves. The Museum of Contemporary Art was built in 1998 and breaks the rules of a conventional art museum. Its name, which is derived from the Greek word "Khiasma", represents a place which 'crosses the nerves'. The makers of modern Helsinki sing its praises as visionary and experimental, just like their city.
The building, by American architect Steven Holl, was erected immediately behind the statue of the national hero,... more