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Markus Copper

Hosted by the Consul of the Helsinki Museums and Exhibitions Group
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Fri 03 Feb 17:45 - 20:00

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Artist Markus Copper Protected content is best known for his large, spatially dominating works that feature sounds, mechanical movement or light. Many of his works are commentary on human behaviour, morality and mindscape.

Copper was a socially engaged artist whose work explored disasters through metaphor. The large works Estonia Protected content Kursk Protected content the collective dread generated by the sinking of the passenger ferry Estonia and that of the nuclear submarine Kursk. Constructed of leather jackets and a rowboat, the mechanical installation Whaling Station Protected content to motion by performing a movement that evokes the skinning of a whale.

Especially in the early stages of his career, Copper sought to impart a sense of threat to his work, and some of his early pieces even involved a dimension of actual danger. A case in point is Sixpack of Instant Death Protected content , which consisted of six sculptural objects that Copper gave to his friends. The objects were designed to explode when linked together. In Protected content , the police tracked down the work’s missing components, which have since been rendered harmless.

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Public guided tours in English are given every second Friday at 18.00. Tours cover all exhibitions at Kiasma as well as the museum building. 20 participants per tour. In Protected content guided tours in English are given on the first Friday of each month.