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Art Fair Suomi Goes Galleries

Art Fair Suomi Goes Galleries 2023 provides a great overview of contemporary art in 2023!

Like libraries, galleries are free, shared living rooms for the citizens of the cities. Art Fair Suomi invites the public to enjoy art in the gallery spaces of the festival, which will be held on June 6-18, 2023, across Finland. Never before has Art Fair Finland spread across the entire country, as it will do this summer! In total, there are 28 participating galleries from 12 locations.

The AFS 2023 weeks will raise awareness among the general public about Finland’s versatile gallery activities and visual arts offerings. During the festival, the artists can be seen and heard. Galleries, together with artists, bring art into everyday life. Now it’s time to open the gallery doors!

Contemporary art weeks

In addition to the exhibitions, the weeks offer the public an excellent opportunity to get to know the artists’ work and the themes of the exhibitions through discussions and artist meetings. Performances, concerts and other festival-related programs are organised on the premises. An audio production, dispersed at various locations, provides insights into works and spaces, revealing new insights and perspectives.

The festival highlights the galleries and art communities that are an integral part of and contribute to the domestic visual art scene. It gathers people to see what is happening in the visual arts field right now in Finland. The spectrum of festival organisers is extensive, and includes private galleries, artists’ association galleries, and artist-led project spaces. The galleries offer vibrant and experimental visual art productions and highlight artists at different stages of their artistic careers.

The festival will have a joint opening event on June 6, 2023.

All exhibitions and events of the festival are free to enter.

More information on the AFS23 website: https://artfairsuomi.fi/

Participating galleries

Forum Box
Galleria G, The Association of Finnish Printmakers
Galleria Halmetoja
Photographic gallery Hippolyte, Association of Photographic Artists
Galleria Huuto
Galleria Katariina, Helsinki Artists’ Association
HAA Galleria, Helsinki Artists’ Association
Galleria Kuvitus
Galleria Pirkko-Liisa Topelius
Galleria Sculptor, The Association of Finnish Sculptors
MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Artists’ Association MUU
Art Block – Taidekortteli
Tischenko Gallery
tm-galleria, Finnish Painters’ Union
Vargas Print Studio

Other Finnish Regions
HYVINKÄÄ: Promenadigalleria, Hyvinkään taiteilijaseura
JOENSUU: Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuun taiteilijaseura
JÄRVENPÄÄ: Taidetalo, Järvenpää Art Society
JYVÄSKYLÄ: Galleria Becker, Jyväskylän taiteilijaseura
KORPILAHTI: Höyry-galleria
KOUVOLA: KOUTA-galleria, Kouvolan taiteilijaseura
KUOPIO: Galleria Ars Libera and GalleriA
LAPPEENRANTA: Art Centre East, The Artists’ Association of South Karelia and The Finnish Jewellery Art Association
RIIHIMÄKI: Galleria Tärinä, Riihimäen kuvataiteilijat
SEINÄJOKI: Art Rental Shop Parsi, Seinäjoki Artists’ Association and Varikkogalleria
TAMPERE: Galleria Rajatila

About the organisers
Since 2005, the Art Fair Suomi contemporary art festival has been organised by the Artists Association MUU and the Association of Photographic Artists. From 2020, other national member organisations of visual artists have participated: the Finnish Sculptors’ Association, The Association of Finnish Printmakers, the Finnish Painters’ Union, and the Union of Finnish Art Associations.

Additional information and interview requests
Annika Dahlsten, AFS23 coordinator, 040 517 1750, info(a)afs.fi
Henna Harri, executive director, Association of Photographic Artists, 040 591 0770, henna.harri(a)hippolyte.fi
Timo Soppela, executive director, the Artists Association MUU, director(a)muu.f