• Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
    Robert Mapplethorpe
    March 13, 2015 - September 13, 2015
    The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, presents with "Robert Mapplethorpe" a retrospective exhibition offering with more than 250 works a broad overview of the key periods of Mapplethorpe’s career.

    In their aspiration for perfection, Mapplethorpe’s pictures blend beauty and eroticism with pain, pleasure and death. Mapplethorpe also photographed his celebrity friends such as Patti Smith, Andy Warhol and Richard Gere. Although solidly anchored in their time, his photographs are also universal and topical even today.

    Arriving from Paris to Helsinki, the high-profile exhibition is a unique opportunity to learn about the art and life of one of the most important photographic artists of our time. The exhibition is curated by Jérôme Neutres from Paris with Director Pirkko Siitari and Chief Curator Marja Sakari from Kiasma.


    This exhibition is organized by The Finnish National Gallery – Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, with the collaboration of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation New York.

    For more details about the exhibition please click here.

    Photo: Kansallisgalleria / Pirje Mykkänen