Kim Simonsson's Moss Giants on Lasipalatsikortteli square -

Kim Simonsson’s Moss Giants on Lasipalatsikortteli square


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Artist Kim Simonsson’s installation The Moss Giants will be on display at Lasipalatsikortteli square and on the balcony of Bio Rex, starting April 29th to October 20th, 2024. The Moss Giants are the first works by Simonsson to be shown outdoors in central Helsinki. Originally created for the French festival lille3000, the giants will continue their journey in the autumn, when they will be permanently installed in the forests of Söderlångvik manor on Kimitoön Island.

Kim Simonsson’s moss giants form a community of exceptional children. The artist has given each child a task, all of which are equally necessary to maintain the giants’ harmonious coexistence. Some carry various tools on their backs, others are accompanied by animals. The giants communicate in Finnish sign language.

The journey of the moss giants continues in the autumn. Their final destination is Söderlångvik manor, Amos Anderson’s summer home on Kimitoön Island. Each giant will find a permanent home in the woodland next to the manor. Over time, the giants will start to decompose, offering a growing ground for lichen, moss and other organisms. In this way, the giants will become part of the forest’s own ecosystem.

The exhibition is curated by Kai Kartio.