Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located on Mannerheimintie in Helsinki, Finland. Its name kiasma, Finnish for chiasma, alludes to the basic conceptual idea of its architect, Steven Holl. Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Gallery, and it is responsible for the gallery's contemporary art collection. Its central goal is to showcase contemporary art and to strengthen its status.
The Kiasma is a contemporary art museum, built between 1992 and 1998, in Helsinki, Finland. Its name "kiasma" is taken from the greek word for crossing. It was introduced by the building's architect, the American Steven Holl and relates to the notions of intertwining and exchange which are at the root of his design concept aimed at physically connecting the building to the city and metaphorically creating a meeting place for fruitful cultural exchanges. 350c69d7ab