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MUU @ The Others – How Many Genders Are There?
– MUU Galleria presents work by Teemu Mäki and Tero Puha

The Others Art Fair
Hospital Regina Maria Adelaide, Turin, Italy

image: Tero Puha, Fe(Male) Bubble, 2018


MUU Gallery has been invited to participate in the Others Art Fair, the main independent fair in Italy dedicated to international emerging artists and to the latest trends in contemporary art. The Others Art Fair’s eighth edition will take place November 1–4 in the former Hospital Regina Maria Adelaide in Turin, Italy.


MUU is the only Finnish gallery invited to the fair. The fair has three sections: Main Section, Specific, and Expanded Screen. MUU will participate in Expanded Screen, a section dedicated to video installations, with the works of two Finnish artists, Teemu Mäki and Tero Puha. Drawing on the concept of expanded cinema, introduced by the American critic and academic Gene Youngblood in 1970, Expanded Screen features invited galleries that address the broader context of moving images combined with other media.

Teemu Mäki’s How Many Genders Are There? (2018) is a short film consisting of interviews with transpeople. It is a standalone piece, and part of the artist’s research for an upcoming feature-length documentary. Mäki’s multi-part photographic portraits of transpersons will also be shown at the fair. The portraits are part of a larger photographic series entitled Miten olla mies tai nainen? / How to Be a Woman or a Man?

Tero Puha’s new piece Fe(Male) Bubble (2018) is an ironic vision of the challenges of masculinity, identity definition and mate seeking in contemporary society. The work takes the form of a support center for men, offering solutions that seek to set a man on the right path towards self-acceptance and empowerment.

Over the years The Others Art Fair has relocated in different structures, revitalizing and recovering captivating disused buildings. For the third year in a row The Others will be hosted in the extraordinary former Hospital Regina Maria Adelaide, a historical building inaugurated in 1887.

The late evening opening hours, the lively informal atmosphere and a program of cross-disciplinary events are the ingredients in a formula that is recognized as a new format for the promotion of art. An international board composed of young curators and a new section, Expanded Screen, dedicated to video installations are the main new features of the 2018 edition: at once an international art fair and a curatorial project, a place for experimental formats of exhibitions and site-specific projects, The Others 2018 goes beyond the traditional concept of art fair. www.theothersfair.com

The Others Art Fair is held in the week dedicated to contemporary art in Turin, a moment that attracts the attention of art professionals and art lovers from around the world. The Others Art Fair will take place at the same weekend as the famous international Artissima Art Fair and the newer art fairs Dama, Operae, Flat and Flashback and exhibition projects by Castello di Rivoli, GAM, Fondazine Sanrette Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Merz and the newly founded ORG.

MUU (in Finnish: “the other”) is a Finnish artist-run centre, founded 1987, to promote professional artists working across a wide range of disciplines. MUU Galleria arranges exhibitions, screenings, concerts and performances by artists and curators from Finland and abroad. The aims of MUU are to develop the collaboration and interchange of artists working within different fields, to produce projects, events, seminars, education and exhibitions and to arouse cultural political discussion.

Timo Soppela, director(a)muu.fi


Artist Tero Puha’s travels supported by Frame.