I and we. The Museum of Kymenlaakso examines the human need to be part of a group but also true to oneself.
“Who wouldn’t want to leave their own permanent mark on the world? As long ago as the Stone Age, people left painted handprints on cliffs and thus lived on for thousands of years.”
Author Jari Järvelä’s texts introduce visitors to the exhibition themes. The themes reflect human efforts to belong to a community while still setting oneself apart. From associations and communities to shared leisure activities and beach holidays, gatherings create a welcome feeling of togetherness. In contrast there is the individual desire to stand out, be noticed and remembered.