Finland is the focus country at the international ARCOmadrid art fair in Spain in February 2014.
The Finnish programme at the fair consists of 13 galleries and the #FocusFinland Pavilion featuring two video installations by the Finnish artist Heta Kuchka (b. 1974). Each gallery will be presenting a solo exhibition at their stand. Finnish art galleries have never before collaborated on this scale in exporting Finnish art.
The Finnish programme at the fair has been curated by Leevi Haapala from Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
#FocusFinland is a joint effort of various organisations. The programme is coordinated by Frame Visual Art Finland. The programme at the fair is a collaboration between Frame and the Finnish galleries in the ARCOmadrid programme. The Kiasma Lounge is hosted by Frame and Kiasma. The collateral programme is organised by Frame, the Finnish Institute in Madrid and the venues in Madrid.
Here you can find more info about Finnish programme in ARCOmadrid 2014:
ARCOmadrid in a nutshell
- ARCOmadrid will be held in Madrid from 19–23 February 2014. It is organised by IFEMA, Feria de Madrid.
- ARCOmadrid is the most important contemporary art fair in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world with some 160 000 visitors each year. It is also a gateway to Latin America.
- The #FocusFinland programme consists of 13 galleries, the #FocusFinland Pavilion, Kiasma Lounge and collateral events.
- ARCOmadrid also runs a programme of discussions and roundtables for art professionals.