Watch Dezeen’s recorded live talk with Amos Rex and JKMM

May 26, 2021

On Monday 25 May Dezeen teamed up with Amos Rex and JKMM Architects on a live to mark the launch of a new book about the Helsinki museum.

Titled Amos Rex Art Museum – JKMM Architects, the book explores the design of the museum’s building, a 1930s structure refurbished by JKMM that includes subterranean galleries with domes that punctuate the plaza above. The book, published by Arvinus + Orfeus, also asks questions about the type of landmarks that galleries should be in the 21st century, how these institutions might catalyse vibrant urban cultures and who they are really for.

Moderated by Dezeen’s Deputy Editor Cajsa Carlson, the panel discussion explored some of the book’s central themes. Carlson was joined by Lars Nittve, a Swedish writer, museum and foundation adviser, vice chairman of Royal Institute of Art and previously director of Tate Modern in London and M+ in Hong Kong – who also authored an essay in the book. Head of curatorial at London’s Design Museum Priya Khanchandani and Finnish artist Karoliina Hellberg, whose work is currently on display at Amos Rex’s new exhibition “Between us”, also featured on the panel.

The talk concluded with a short video by London-based filmmaker Tapio Snellman, which showcased some of the spaces in Amos Rex.

You can watch the panel talk here.

Now the book can be pre-ordered here.

The book will arrive in shops early June 2021.