Fri 23/5 - Sun 7/9   

Nutty Tarts: Monokini 2.0


Please note that the museum's summer courses will be held in the exhibition space on working days 3.6.-19.6 and 5.8.-8.8.



Katja. Photo: Pinja Valja, Monokini 2.0. Designer: Mert Otsamo.

Monokini 2.0 is a community art project exploring the narrow ideas of our culture concerning "good" and "normal" looks when it comes to women. The project seeks to extend the concept of what is acceptable and beautiful in a human body by designing a swimwear collection for women who have undergone a mastectomy.

The swimsuits available today are, without exception, designed for women with two breasts, although many women opt out from having a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, wishing to continue their lives with a single breast instead.

A group of Finnish fashion designers created bespoke swimsuits for the Monokini 2.0 project. The creations were then photographed in a fashion shoot, with women who had undergone a mastectomy acting as models. The designers participating in the project were Tyra Therman, Sasu Kauppi, Mert Otsamo, Timo Rissanen, Outi Les Pyy, Vilma Riitijoki and KaksiTvå.

Nutty Tarts (Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri) is a Helsinki-based artist duo that has been in operation since 2007. Nutty Tarts explore various cultural phenomena, raising discussion through their provocative projects. They are particularly interested in issues related to femininity and equality, but have also studied minority issues. The artists have planned and carried out several community art projects, attracting attention through their inclusive workshops, performances and interventions.

Photography: Pinja Valja
Producer: Laura Porola

Program: Artist Talk (in Finnish) on Sunday 8 June at 14-15 and on Thursday 21 August at 18.30-19.30. Free entrance.


The Monokini 2.0 project asks everybody to join their crowdfunding campaign! You can find the link to the campaign from the website. The campaign is open for support 22.5.-22.6.2014.

The exhibition is supported by:

Finno (The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute)
Norden (Nordic Culture Fund)
The Finnish Museum of Photography
Kone Foundation
Taike (Arts Promotion Centre Finland)


Guided tours: Public free-of-charge guided exhibition tour (in Finnish): Sundays 13; conversational exhibition guide: Sundays 14–15. Museum entry fee.

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Further information on exhibition, workshops, guided tours and public program: Head of education and public programmes Erja Salo, +358 44 2706216, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Exhibition hours Tue–Sun 11–18, Wed 11–20.