Open Call: ART FAIR SUOMI 2017 Platform


ART FAIR SUOMI 2017 IS AN INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL THAT WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 25 TO 28 MAY 2017 AT THE CABLE FACTORY IN HELSINKI. IT IS CO-ORGANISED BY ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION MUU AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION IN FINLAND.

This year’s fair will be open for the second time to international artist-run galleries from the nordic countries, europe and all over the world. Artists and artist-run galleries are selected on the basis of an open call. The goal of AFS17 is to make art interesting and to produce an approachable event with rich content that also appeals to mainstream audiences, by refining the idea of a traditional art fair.

For the year 2017, 30 ARTIST-RUN GALLERIES will be chosen to present their works at AFS17. Also in display will be over 600 works by members of Artists’ Association MUU and the Photographic Artists’ Association. The fair offers a total of 4,600 square metres of exhibition space at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. As a major international art fair event, AFS17 also includes a side programme that features a series of networking events and seminars for art professionals.
WHAT ART FAIR SUOMI 2017 OFFERS YOU

– The selected galleries will receive A SPACE OF ABOUT 20m² TO PRESENT THEIR GALLERY. It is suitable for presenting art in all sorts of media: photography, media and video art, installations, sound art, performance, paintings etc.

– MEETINGS AND NETWORKING EVENTS will be organised for Finnish and international professionals (artists and representatives of artist organisations, curators, educators, critics, gallerists, etc. as well as SEMINARS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, ARTIST TALKS and PRESENTATIONS.

– THE STAGE WILL FEATURE live events, such as performances and video screenings. You can also suggest events for the Stage!

– The programme will feature action, information and a wide spectrum of events. Visitors can enjoy GUIDED TOURS, SCREENINGS, ART SHOPPING, AND LATE-NIGHT EVENTS inside and out of Cable Factory. Visitors will have easy and free access to make art purchases.

VENUE

Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory – Merikaapelihalli & Puristamo & Valssaamo & MUU Kaapeli
Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki, FINLAND

APPLICATIONS

Attendance fee for artist-run galleries: €500
The Application Form can be found online HERE
Applications must be submitted no later than on 31 October 2016.
After submitting your application, you will receive confirmation via e-mail.

ART FAIR SUOMI Since 2005

Organised since 2005, Art Fair Suomi is run by two artist associations representing new media in contemporary art, Artists’ Association MUU and the Photographic Artists´ Association in Finland. Between them they have almost 1000 front-line Finnish artists as their members.

ENQUIRIES

Artists’ Association MUU / MUU Gallery: muugalleria@muu.fi
Photographic Artists Union / Photography Gallery Hippolyte: info@hippolyte.fi
www.artfairsuomi.fi

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