13. XI PARIS BIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF YOUNG ARTISTS,
6 September - 1 November 1981
The XI Paris Biennial Exhibition of Young Artists was
on display on the upper floor and on Levels A and B of the lower floor
from 6 September - 1 November 1981. The exhibition was mounted in cooperation
with the Sara Hildén Art Museum, The Artists' Association of Finland
and the secretariat of the Paris Biennial.
Since 1959 an exhibition of works by young artists has
been held every two years at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville
de Paris under the name of the Paris Biennial Exhibition of Young
The participants in the XI Paris Biennial Exhibition of Young Artists,
all of whom are under 35 years of age, were chosen by an international
The works for the exhibition were chosen from the original
XI Paris Biennial held in Paris from 20 September - 2 November 1980, the
aim being to show the most varied and comprehensive cross-section possible
of contemporary international art.
The exhibition included a pictorial section with paintings, sculptures, prints and
installations; there was also an experimental film section, an experimental video section and an experimental book
A total of 91 artists participated in the exhibition.
All of the five Finnish artists in the Paris exhibition
were included in the exhibition organized in the Sara Hildén Art
Museum, namely Carolus Enckell, Jukka Mäkelä, Pentti Sammallahti
and Hannu Väisänen.
XI Paris Biennial Exhibition of Young Artists
1981, 80 pages
Sara Hildén Art Museum Publication 8
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The exhibition was attended by 24,691 visitors.