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Supermarket 2018 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair
12 – 15 April 2018
Slaughterhouse 5, Slakthusområdet, Fållan 10, Stockholm, Sweden (metro Globen)
Opening hours: Thursday-Saturday 11-20, Sunday 11–18
Admission SEK120 (under-16s free of charge)


Timo Tähkänen, Maimu’s Scrapbook 2018


A major display of Finnish contemporary art at Supermarket Independent Art Fair in Stockholm 12-15 April 2018 – already at Supermarkets opening performances by Roi Vaara, Kaisa Luukkonen and Timo Tähkänen! www.facebook.com/events

SUPERMARKET 2018 has invited Finnish galleries to this year’s Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, one of the most international art events in the Nordic countries. Finnish galleries have been participating in Supermarket since 2008. Supermarket 2018 is one of the biggest showcases of  Finnish visual art abroad this year. Almost 30 visual artists from Finland are participating in the event.

Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair is one of the most international contemporary art events in the Nordic states hosting 53 international exhibitors from 41 cities around the world. Among the participating artists’ initiatives in Supermarket 2018 are Galleria Huuto, Helsinki www.galleriahuuto.net, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki www.sculptors.fi, tm•gallery, Helsinki www.painters.fi/tmgalleria

This year Supermarket’s TALKS & PERFORMANCE program will include a lot of Finnish participants and Finnish performance art. Among the performing artists are Kaisa Luukkonen, Roi Vaara, John W. Fail, Agnieszka Pokrywka, Aman Askarizad, Martina Miño Pérez, Vili von Nissinen, Peter Rosvik and Timo Tähkänen, also known as Maimu Brushwood, an art-loving poet dressed in drag.

Artists presented by Finnish galleries at Supermarket are among others, Anna Broms, Marjo Levlin, Kasper Muttonen, Kaarina Ormio, Veikko Björk, Azar Saiyar, Timo Tähkänen, Marja Viitahuhta, Aimo Katajamäki, Juha Menna, Tuula Närhinen, Malin Ahlsved, Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, Heli Vehkaperä-Palo and Viggo Wallenskiöld.

In cooperation with the Finnish Institute in Stockholm.

Supermarket 2018 will take place at Slaughterhouse 5 (Slakthusområdet, Fållan 10, metro Globen), from April 12th to 15th 2018. Supermarket is, since 2007, the Nordic countries’ leading international art fair. It is an annual artist-run art fair for artist-run galleries. The aim is to provide a showcase for artists’ initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for networks in the Swedish and international art scene.

As every year, SUPERMARKET 2018 includes the public programme TALKS & PERFORMANCE, with panel discussions, presentations and performance art. The Professional Networking Participants programme (PNP) also continues with its focus on exchange of knowledge and experience from within the artist-run art scene. The overarching theme of Supermarket 2018 is ‘Legacy: Who Will Survive And What Will be Left of Them?’. It discusses the heritage of art and the fleeting nature of human legacy, the issues of sustainability of the artist-run art scene, or the impact that artists have as individuals.

Galleria Huuto, Helsinki
Galleria Huuto is an artist run association, founded in 2002. It has more than 100 artist members, of which a dozenful is active in running Huuto. Currently Huuto maintains four gallery spaces in the old L3-warehouse in Jätkäsaari neighbourhood. The spaces are booked for the upcoming year for 52 exhibitions by individual artists and artist groups. However, unfortunately Huuto has been evicted from these premises by the end of May due to renovations regarding safety issues, ordered by the City of Helsinki, and Huuto is therefore searching for solutions and new spaces in order to continue as a gallery.

In Supermarket Huuto presents Evidence Room, a group show by Anna Broms, Marjo Levlin, Kasper Muttonen, Kaarina Ormio with Veikko Björk, Azar Saiyar, Marja Viitahuhta and Timo Tähkänen, also known as Maimu Brushwood, an art-loving poet dressed in drag, performing all around the fair as well as at Huuto’s spot.

Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
Gallery Sculptor offers a diverse exhibition programme with a special focus on contemporary Finnish sculpting. The gallery is owned by The Association of Finnish Sculptors, founded in 1910. At Supermarket Gallery Sculptor presents works by three Finnish sculptors: Aimo Katajamäki, Juha Menna and Tuula Närhinen.

tm•gallery, Helsinki
tm•gallery has a versatile profile focusing on new Finnish painting, video art and installations. tm•gallery is managed by the Finnish Painters’ Union, which is a nationwide artists’ association with 1300 members. The association organizes exhibitions also in collaboration with art museums and other institutions. At Supermarket tm•gallery exhibits four contemporary artists Malin Ahlsved, Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, Heli Vehkaperä-Palo and Viggo Wallenskiöld.