ARS17, a major exhibition of international contemporary art on the theme of digital revolution, is under way at Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki. The exhibition, which opened on March 31, and continues until January 14 next year, showcases artists of the new millennium and offer a fresh approach to contemporary art by also expanding the viewing experience into the online realm. The internet and digitalization have radically altered our everyday lives. They have transformed our work, recreation, culture and economy and changed the way we communicate with one another.
The internet has become a platform for constructing identities and expressing emotions. And, inevitably, the digital revolution has also influenced the practice of art. In addition to the exhibition itself, there are special events and performances throughout the duration of the exhibition.