Under the administration of the Finnish National Gallery , this is Helsinki's most experimental major museum. An American architect, Steven Holl, designed the radically innovative building, every aspect of which was conceived for the display of art produced since the 1960s. The art that's celebrated within this place might be either electronic or tangible, musical or performance oriented. Exhibitions change frequently within an environment where the "permanent collection" occupies a smaller percentage of floor space than any other museum in Finland. The name of the museum (chiasma is defined in medical dictionaries as "the crossing point of optic nerves") suggests Finland's special ability to achieve crossovers between the worlds of fine art and high technology.
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