40 artists and collectives from 24 countries participate in the international exhibition in Kiasma. Over 100 works of contemporary art fill the museum for seven months. Art seeks diverse ways of understanding reality. Kiasma’s international exhibitionARS 06 focuses on meaning of art as part of the reality of our time. The subtitle of the exhibition is Sense of the Real. The human experiences like joy and sorrow are never far apart, but dependent on the perspective and on who experiences them. One person’s Paradise may be another’s Hell. Sometimes the first impression may bemisleading. The works in ARS 06 are approachable and yet very complex. They also open up vistas to horrifying and hurtful things.