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Finnish Galleries in Supermarket 2013

07.02.2013

– Seven Finnish galleries and contemporary art organisations will participate in this year's Supermarket art fair

Held at Kulturhuset in the heart of Stockholm, Supermarket 2013 is an international event for artist-run organisations and an alternative to a commercial art fair organised concurrently in Stockholm. In addition to the successful art fair now in its seventh year, Supermarket has also acquired reputation as an international networking event. Supermarket 2013 will include 88 exhibitors from 32 countries.

The Finnish galleries and organisations participating in Supermarket 2013 are:

Ars Auttoinen, Padasjoki

Galleria Huuto, Helsinki

Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi

Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki

Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki

MUU gallery, Helsinki

Nordic Art Association in Finland

Stockholm is a topical art destination in February. Concurrently with Supermarket, Stockholm will also be he venue for an art fair of private galleries under the title Market, as well as Pilvi Takala’s exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall and a media art exhibition at the Finnish Institute, Room for Eyes and Ears, organised by MUU. Outside Stockholm, an exhibition by Noora and Kimmo Schroderus will open at Norrtälje Konsthall on 16 February 2013.

Supermarket 2013 will be open from 15 to 17 February 2011 at

KULTURHUSET, Sergels torg 3, Stockholm, Sweden.

Opening hours: Friday 11–22, Saturday 11–20, Sunday 11–18.

Admission SEK120. www.supermarketartfair.com

 

Ars Auttoinen, Padasjoki

Ars Auttoinen was founded in 2009 by two designer-artists, Teemu Salonen and Kati Joki. Ars Auttoinen is situated in the middle of Finnish country side. The main purpose is to arrange interesting and influential exhibitions in the summer. Three floors with a total area of 500 square metres are filled with art, and more space is available in the garden. Ars Auttoinen exhibitions are easy to browse through, but they get you thinking very deeply. Every exhibition has a different theme, and a lot of work is done to make each exhibition a multi-sensual experience. Different art forms are mixed, so one can never know what is in the next room. The aim is to have a place where visitors can relax and focus on art in a cosy atmosphere. There is also a café and a boutique with merchandise by young designers and artists.

A residency will be opened in 2013. The residency will offer rental studio spaces for fixed periods for artists, artisans and researchers. Ars Auttoinen seeks to expand its field of activities, and is open for suggestions for new collaborative projects. For the Supermarket fair, Ars Auttoinen contributes works by the following artists: Anni Henriksson, Kati Joki, Terhi Kaakinen, Teemu Salonen, Tuija Teiska and Lasse Ursin.

www.auttoinen.fi

 

Galleria Huuto, Helsinki

Galleria Huuto is a platform for independent artists, run by a collective of artists. It is located in Helsinki, Finland. Currently it maintains two exhibition venues, both in the center of Helsinki: a gallery on Uudenmaankatu and a brand new space located in the Jätkäsaari former port area that consists of two galleries, a video booth, a project space, studios and an open lounge for public and artists alike. The activities of Galleria Huuto are not confined exclusively to these premises, however, and can also be realized elsewhere as events, projects and visits.

This year, as part of the Supermarket Art Fair, Galleria Huuto exhibits a series of works from 29 member artists under the title Huuto Alphabets.

www.galleriahuuto.net

 

Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi

Gallery Napa and Studio Mustanapa are galleries run by the Artists’ Association of Lapland. They host 17 contemporary national and international solo and group exhibitions annually. Gallery Napa participates in the Supermarket Independent Art Fair in February 2013, presenting recent artworks by five artists: Helena Junttila, Kaija Kiuru, Outi Pieski, Hanna Kanto and Essi Korva.

The Artists ́ Association of Lapland presents and promotes contemporary art created in Lapland and organises exhibitions in Finland and abroad. The association develops the working conditions of visual artists and promotes their work opportunities. It also provides opportunities for members to exhibit their artworks regularly both nationally and internationally. Besides Gallery Napa and Studio Mustanapa, the association runs Gallery Kellokas in Ylläs. It also offers art lending services and presents an 'Artist of the Month' exhibition at the Korundi House of Culture in Rovaniemi. The constantly growing association has currently more than 100 members.

www.gallerianapa.fi, www.lapintaiteilijaseura.fi

 

Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki

Galleria Sculptor, maintained by the Association of Finnish Sculptors, focuses mainly on Finnish sculpture, but makes also room for artists from abroad and from other fields of art. The gallery aims at providing an interesting exhibition programme of an artistically high standard.

The Association of Finnish Sculptors is a trade union for sculptors that was founded in 1910. Its main purpose is to promote Finnish sculpture, represent the professional, economical and social interests of sculptors, promote international cooperation, and increase public interest in sculpture.

At Supermarket Art Fair 2013, Galleria Sculptor will present work by some of the most innovative Finnish sculptors such as Petri Eskelinen, Andy Best & Merja Puustinen, Anne Meskanen-Barman, Hilda Kozari and Heli Ryhänen. They will bring to the fair an interesting selection of contemporary Finnish sculpture that employs different alternative and experimental media and modes of expression, such as scents, beeswax, sand and earth, and even participatory installations.

www.sculptors.fi

 

Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki

Kallio Kunsthalle is a pocket of art in the heart of Kallio. With its principles based on the European Year of Volunteering 2011, it is a joint effort by artists, scholars and local associations. Kallio Kunsthalle's main partner is Helsingin Optimistit (’Optimists of Helsinki’), and its venue is the former meeting room of the Association for Healthy Lifestyles, at Toinen Linja 31, Helsinki.

Kallio Contemporary Art Museum is a 160x120 cm table under a glass canopy. During the exhibition year, a ‘best of’ (or ‘worst of’) exhibition will be collected onto the table, which will eventually  go on a tour. The artistic volunteer work of Kallio Kunsthalle is led by Petri Saarikko. Team: Sasha Huber, Basil Saarikko, Aarno Rankka and Max Ryynänen.

www.kalliokunsthalle.fi

 

MUU gallery, Helsinki

Established in 1987, the Artists' Association MUU represents new artistic disciplines such as media, video, light, sound, performance and environmental art. In February 2013, the association had 600 artist members. In addition to contemporary art exhibitions, the international programme of MUU gallery and MUU studio includes performances, lectures, concerts and video screenings. Art Fair Suomi is an annual contemporary art sales event organised together with the Union of Artist Photographers. Current projects of MUU include the distribution of performance art and sound art as well as digital databases.

MUU presents three projects at Supermarket: digital portfolios of performance artists; a series of international video performance under the title Performance Voyage 3; and sound art from the MUU FOR EARS series of CD compilations. The 11th compilation of the series will be released at the Supermarket fair. The soundtracks on the album were selected from among 400 submissions. An open call for an upcoming collection of video performances by MUU will be announced at Supermarket. Performance and sound artist Juha Valkeapää will perform on the Red Spot stage at Supermarket on 14 and 15 February.

www.muu.fi

 

Nordic Art Association in Finland

Established in 1945, the Nordic Art Association is the oldest joint art organisation in the Nordic region. It was founded to promote cooperation and understanding between individual artists and artist organisations in the

Nordic countries, and to promote Nordic art both in the member countries and elsewhere. The association is run by artists themselves, and it still fulfils an important function as an organisation which promotes the voice, status and ideas of artists.

The Nordic Art Association has nine national member sections: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Saami (Lapland), Sweden and Aland. Currently the presidency of the association is held by Iceland. The member organisations of the Nordic Art Association in Finland are: the Artists’ Association of Finland, the Finnish Painters’ Union, the Association of Finnish Printmakers, the Union of Finnish Art Associations, the Helsinki Artists’ Association, the Tampere Artists' Association, the Jyväskylä Artists' Association, Espoo Artists´Association and Joensuu Artists´Association.

www.suomenpohjoismainentaideliitto.fi