Douglas Kirkland: Coco & Marilyn 20.8.–20.12.

The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space, K1, has opened with an inaugural showcase featuring two exhibitions in one — Coco Chanel and An Evening with Marilyn — from Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland (b. 1934). The photographs depict two iconic women who developed a deep understanding of the power of vision and gaze.

Kirkland photographed Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel in the early 1960s while working at Look magazine. The images from six decades in the past deliver a dose of the Hollywood starlet cult and the history of fashion. Viewed today, the works offer a direct view into the early heyday of photography as a central feature of modern consumer culture. The exhibition also explores the life cycles of cultural icons, and the raw power of photography.

Douglas Kirkland is a photographer with a long career in Hollywood, known mainly for shooting renowned stars. He has also worked on more than 150 feature film productions.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration wirh Photo Op. K1’s main corporate partner is Tradeka.

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1961 ©Douglas Kirkland/Photo Op

New exhibit at Garden Room

WILD AT HEART | 29.8.-9.9.2020 | Garden Room
Mon-Fri 11.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-16.00

The Wild at Heart exhibition offers a look into the yet less-known side of Finnish design, which celebrates wild playfulness and lively use of colour. Artists and designers include Antrei Hartikainen, Sofia Okkonen, Klaus Haapaniemi, Tero Kuitunen, Milla Vaahtera, Tuuli-Tytti Koivula, Mifuko, Eero Aarnio, Teemu Salonen and COMPANY Aamu Song & Johan Olin.


The Finnish Museum of Photography K1 is open

K1 – the world through photography. The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space K1 has opened on August 20th 2020. K1 is located in the lowest floor of Kämp Galleria. In its exhibitions K1 presents the work of the most interesting international artists and the most thought provoking Finnish artists. K1 caters not only aesthetic but also intellectual pleasures. K1 offers a high quality experience in art, social gathering and Nordic kitchen – the exhibition space is accompanied by restaurant The Glass.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11–20

Full price 12 €
Reduced price 6 € (students, pensioners, military servants, civil servants, job seekers)
Under 18 y.o. free admission

Free admission with Museokortti. Museokortti gives you access to over 250 museums in Finland. The card is valid for one year from the first day of use, and it costs 69€.

Ticket sales end half an hour before the museum closes.

Enjoy the season sale!

Shopping centre Kämp Galleria’s season sale has begun – come by and discover the best deals of the summer!

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At the moment, most of our shops are open Mon-Fri 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please see more info on opening hours here.

Changes to opening hours

The coronavirus situation has had severe effects on work, mobility and leisure over the past few weeks. To curb the spread of coronavirus, the government has taken strict measures to prevent further infections. Naturally, this affects shopping centers as well.

We want to keep Kämp Galleria safe for customers and business owners alike. We are paying close attention to cleaning and using disinfectants for public surfaces. Our shops may decide their own opening hours or if they want to stay closed during this state of emergency. Due to this, there may be exceptions to regular opening hours.

We will do our best to inform customers of our opening hours. Please see shop pages for further information.


The Finnish Museum of Photography K1 opens in August 20th

The Finnish Museum of Photography will open a new exhibition space K1 on the bottom floor of Kämp Galleria August 20, 2020.

– Photography has momentum. We want to be a modern shopping center that hosts diverse experiences and events. The new exhibition space will strengthen Kämp Galleria’s position as an urban cultural and commercial hub, where people love to spend time, says Tanja Pasanen, Business and Marketing Manager of Kämp Galleria.

The new exhibition space features a variety of classics and big international names.

– Now that photography is more present in our culture than ever, it’s really great to start a new chapter in the story of the Museum of Photography. Exhibitions will focus on international photography, but Finnish artists are included as wll. We want to provide a wide photographic experience to the general public, says Elina Heikka, Museum Director at The Finnish Museum of Photography.

An interesting destination for city dwellers and tourists

Founded in 1969, the Finnish Museum of Photography is Europe’s oldest museum of photography. The opening of K1 marks the museum’s return to the center of Helsinki: in the 1970s the museum was located at Korkeavuorenkatu 2 and in the late 1980s on the 7th floor of Makkaratalo (now Citycenter).

The museum’s long-standing desire to be present in the center of Helsinki is fulfilled by the opening of a new exhibition space. Its central location helps attract wider audiences to high-quality photo exhibitions. K1 will also create a new attraction for international travelers in downtown Helsinki.

– The commercial center of Helsinki is a prime location for the museum. As a responsible investor, Ilmarinen has a strong desire to be involved in developing a vibrant city center area that attracts both local and international crowds. Culture is a great reason to come and spend time in the heart of Helsinki, says Ville Laurila, Letting Manager at Ilmarinen, owner of Kämp Galleria.

Restaurant Glass and museum shop complement K1

The exhibition space will be accompanied by a new restaurant and a museum shop. Restaurant Glass offers a new, sustainable Nordic taste palette that goes nicely with the flavors of the rest of the world. Jarkko Myllymäki and Yrjänä Raitanen are in charge of the restaurant complex that will also include a bar and cafe. The bar serves a wide selection of wines with classic cocktails.

The basement floor is currently under construction. The space is designed by Futudesign. K1 will open to the public on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

K1, artist’s impression. Picture: Futudesign

Green Forest Room installation until March 1st

Installation by System Greenhand and InnoGreen


Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11-19, Sat 10-17 & Sun 12-16

“Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical universe, material world or material universe. Art tries to replicate things natural but nature will always remain supreme.”

Exhibition by Linda Linko at Garden Room

Exhibition by Linda Linko 16.01.– 02.02.2020 at Garden Room. Tue–Fri 12-18, Sat 12-16, Sun 12-16 (Mon closed). Welcome!

Dreams, scars, hope, loss, and finding paths to new phases in life. The feeling visual artist Linda Linko experienced when she arrived in Litibu, Mexico, was one of instant recognition and deep belonging. Mesmerised by the rawness of certain rocks, completely covered in bright green seaweed, she first discovered the reflections that now inhabit the heart of her series ’Drunk from Love’. Painted and drawn on paper with oil pastel, acrylic, graphite pen, crayon and ink, Linko’s female figures and abstractions radiate in glowing colours, even in such shades of neon she might not habitually use. What once seemed endless, becomes momentary: every wound contains a possibility for healing. In these works, realities and fantasies collide, and bodies entwine. And so, Litibu is transformed into a place that’s simultaneously painfully real and merely a dream — tangible and intangible, physical and spiritual at once. An inner world of love and peace that lingers.

”When I close my eyes, I can still see those rocks.”

Text by Veera Voutilainen / Photography Paavo Lehtonen 2019

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Welcome to Lux Helsinki 4–8 Jan

Lux Helsinki lights up the city along a new route on 4-8 January 2020! Installations are open to the public daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. If you want to avoid the biggest crowds, you might want to pop in at Kämp Galleria first for some eats & drinks or fantastic season sale treats and catch the magnificent light installations later on in the evening!

Lux Helsinki is a bright spot in the winter that will once again present a diverse range of top Finnish and international light art from 4 to 8 January 2020. The official route comprises nine installations and stretches from Senate Square through Kaisaniemi Park to the beautiful Tokoinranta shoreline. The route is designed as a dramaturgical series that should be seen in numerical order from start to finish.

The light art festival presents a diverse range of light art in different forms along a new route each year stretching for more than a kilometre along the streets of the Finnish capital. In addition to highlighting some of the most iconic buildings in Helsinki, the route also reveals less familiar courtyards and façades. In addition to the nine main installations along the route, the light festival will feature six satellite installations and groups of installations outside the city centre.