A co-production by Helsinki City Museum and HAM curated by writer Anna Kortelainen, Mood will open a completely new perspective on wartime Helsinki.
The exhibition will open in both museums at the same time.
The Hakasalmi Villa of the City Museum focuses on how the war affected the everyday lives of residents of the City and how the war could be seen on the streets. Visitors will see residents hurrying to bomb shelters, moving their things onto the street from their bombed-out homes, and visiting the military hospital to see injured loved ones. The exhibition also describes how valuable public art and statues were protected and how museums and archives evacuated their prized possessions from the city.
The narrative voice of the show will be provided by secret reports on the mood of the people drawn up for the military by Helsinki civilians.
The exhibition in Tennis Palace will present visual art, photographs and objects arranged thematically according to factors that affected the mood of the country during the war. It will also showcase successful exhibitions from those years.
Image: After a bombing raid on Vaasankatu, 9 July 1941 © SA-kuva
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