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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 Artists. 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 jury.

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 section. 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
ISSN 0357-3001
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The exhibition was attended by 24,691 visitors.