Last week, the Helsinki City Council shot down the creation of a Guggenheim outpost in Finland's capital. Helsinki's decision appears financially sound: according to their initial concept and development study, the city would need to increase its art budget by almost 200%, and pay the Guggenheim millions of Euro over the span of three decades.
Forget in Ten Parts is a ten-part weekly series by AFC's Curatorial Fellow, Guy Forget, focusing on the aesthetics of impermanence. This week, the topic shifts to the aesthetics of permanence. The post is in three parts: one utopian project (stalled), one ongoing construction and one effortless success.