Ai Weiwei the star attraction at Helsinki Art Museum reopening

Following a 14-month redevelopment, Helsinki Art Museum reopens with an exhibition by the Chinese artist – part of a wider plan to make the city a design destination

The Helsinki Art Museum has reopened with an exhibition by influential Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, following a year of renovation that has seen gallery space more than double.

Inside the 1930s Tennis Palace, a culture and shopping space in the city’s downtown area, the museum holds over 9,000 works of art and is one of the most popular cultural attractions in the city. The renovation work extended the museum into the glass-domed gallery on the second floor of the building, increasing the public and exhibition space to 3,000 square metres.

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