• The Great Wheel of Fortune

The Great Wheel of Fortune / Onnenpyörä
SUPERMARKET 2019 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair

A working group consisting of Galleria Huuto member artists takes part of SUPERMARKET 2019 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair in Stockholm with the collective piece The Great Wheel of Fortune.

Huuto’s booth is a carnival-like performance that uncovers the random relation between arts and economy. The space is dominated by a large, colourfully lit and self-made Wheel of Fortune, which we are selling lottery tickets to.

Prizes are “fine”, precious art pieces as well as copies, pieces found or defined as worthless. The prizes are partly conceptual, pointing critically at the conventions of ownership, authority and originality. Many member artist of Galleria Huuto have participated by donating artworks and gener-ating ideas.

The main prize is an exhibition opportunity in Galleria Huuto’s exhibition space IV in spring 2020. Every day there is also one bigger prize, for example a masterpiece by one of Huuto artists, or a week long residency on the island Örö by the South coast of Finland.

The resources that have been used to make this piece are visualised on the Great Wheel of Fortune by sectors, such as working hours, the budget etc.

The Great Wheel of Fortune with its prizes also gives information about Galleria Huuto activities and its member artists.

SUPERMARKET 2019 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair will be held on 4–7 April 2019.
The goal of SUPERMARKET is to provide a showcase for artists’ initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish and international art scenes. It is an art fair that strives to offer the visitor an experience, rather than focusing on sales. The exhibitors are generally not-for-profit exhibition spaces. In addition to the exhibition the event includes a seminar programme, a performance art stage and a meeting programme for networking. The catalogue is combined with an internationally distributed art magazine in English. The last years’ exhibitions have showcased 60–80 artist-run galleries and similar initiatives from around 25 countries each year and attracts approximately 4000–5000 visitors. Between 2007 and 2018 SUPERMARKET has featured exhibitors from more than 60 countries, who are all part of a growing international movement of artist-run galleries and other artists’ initiatives.