Titled Amos Rex Art Museum – JKMM Architects, the publication explores the design of the museum’s building, a 1930s structure refurbished by Finnish studio JKMM Architectst 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 will explore some of the book’s central themes.
Joining her will be the former founding director of London’s Tate Modern Lars Nittve, who authored an essay in the book.
Nittve is a Swedish writer and an advisor to museums and foundations around the world.
He is best known as the founding director of prominent art galleries such as London’s Tate Modern, the recently completed Herzog & de Meuron-designed M+ museum in Hong Kong and Malmö’s Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art.
In 2013, French news magazine Le Nouvel Observateur name Nittve among “the fifty [people] who changed the world”.
Her work attempts to push the boundaries of design and uses the material environment as a lens to better understand the world.
Khanchandani was the first female editor of design and architecture magazine Icon, for which she was nominated as Fiona Macpherson New Editor of the Year.
She will also be judging this year’s Dezeen Awards.
Hellberg is a Finnish artist currently exhibiting at Amos Rex as part of its Between Us exhibition, in which three artists explore the relationship between fine art and the built environment.
A central motif of Hellberg’s art is richly detailed interior spaces that are inspired by real and imaginary places, various visual sources and personal encounters.
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