Raimo Utriainen: Esirippu / Ida Aalbergin muistomerkki, 1972 © Kuva: HAM

The Curtain (Memorial to Ida Aalberg)

Raimo Utriainen

Ida Aalberg (1857-1915) was a shining star of Finnish theatre, and considered the best Nordic actor in her time. She was described as “godly”, “enchanting” and “wondrous”. Spectators would say she brings a sort of magic to the stage. Aalberg is one of the few women that has her own statue in Helsinki.

Which contemporary woman would deserve a memorial in Helsinki? What would this statue be like and where would it be placed?