Robert Mapplethorpe at Kiasma
March 18, 2015
Robert Mapplethorpe 13 March - 13 September 2015 Consisting of more than 250 works, the retrospective exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma offers a broad overview of the key periods of Mapplethorpe’s career. In their aspiration for perfection, Mapplethorpe’s pictures blend beauty and eroticism with pain, pleasure and death. Mapplethorpe also photographed his celebrity friends such as Patti Smith , Andy Warhol and Richard Gere . Although solidly anchored in their time, his photographs are also universal and topical even today. Arriving from Paris to Helsinki, the high-profile...