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Supermarket 2011 – 18–20 February 2011

Kulturhuset, STOCKHOLM
– Nine Finnish galleries and contemporary art organisations will participate in this year’s Supermarket art fair

Photo: Mnky Bizz Group (mnkybizz.com)

Held at Kulturhuset in the heart of Stockholm, Supermarket 2011 is an international event for artist-run organisations and an alternative to a commercial art fair organised concurrently in Stockholm. In addition to the successful art fair now in its fifth year, Supermarket has also acquired reputation as an international networking event. Supermarket 2011 will include more than 70 exhibitors from 25 countries.

Finnish galleries and organisations participating in Supermarket 2011 are:

Galleria Huuto, Helsinki
GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna
Kulturföreningen Konstverket – Taidevirasto, Pietarsaari
Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi
MUU gallery, Helsinki
Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki
Nordic Art Association in Finland
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
00130Gallery, Helsinki

The Supermarket 2011 art fair will be open from 18 to 20 February 2011 at
KULTURHUSET, Sergels torg 3, Stockholm. Opening hours: Friday 11–22,
Saturday 11–20, Sunday 11–18.
Admission SEK100. http://www.supermarketartfair.com
MUU gallery was supported by
Arts Council of Finland
Tukholman Suomi-instituutti/Finlandsinstitutet

Galleria Huuto, Helsinki

Picture: Niina Lehtonen Braun, “Ois se niin kiva, kun sinäkin saisit joskus kunnon työn”, 2011, collage from the installation Äiti sanoi

Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective established in 2002. Huuto currently maintains two galleries, both in the centre of Helsinki. Between them, the galleries organise annually some 35–50 exhibitions by both Finnish and international artists. Huuto also organises events, exchange projects and visiting exhibitions in Finland and abroad. It has currently 88 artist members.

This year, Galleria Huuto will present Niina Lehtonen Braun’s installation Mother Said and a video art compilation Greetings from Another Side featuring works by Pasi Autio, Maija Blåfield, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Mikko Kuorinki, Johanna Lecklin, and Miia Rinne. Kalle Turakka Purhonen’s performance Vernissage Bodybuilder will be shown at the opening, and at the Talk series a performance by Tanja Koponen and Pia Euro called Homage.

GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna

Picture: Mikko Myöhänen, “Street Rhythms (III)”, 2010, akrylic, spray and ink on canvas, 100 X 126 cm

GalleriaKONE is a gallery run since 2008 by the Ars-Häme Association in the Culture and Congress Centre Verkatehdas in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The gallery hosts 12–13 exhibitions of contemporary art every year. The Artotheque operating in conjunction with the gallery lends out work by 70 member artists. The association also has artist studios for rent in Hämeenlinna.

At Supermarket, the Ars-Häme will showcase work by its members Maija Helasvuo, Mika Karhu, Mikko Myöhänen, Anne Tamminen and Anssi Taulu. At the art fair, GalleriaKONE is also looking to find partners from other artist-run organisations to engage in joint exchange projects.


Kulturföreningen Konstverket – Taidevirasto, Pietarsaari

Picture: Annika Bergvik-Forsander, from the series ”Hockey poetry” mixed-media on canvas, 2010

Konstverket – Taidevirasto is a non-profit artist-run association established in 2008. Operating in the region of Pietarsaari, it has 22 members.

Konstverket initiates and produces art projects, exhibitions, performances and interdisciplinary art events. With the aim of promoting artistic collaboration, an old factory space was restored in 2010 into rented studios and a showroom for professional artists. The association coordinates monthly exhibitions in a café in the town centre. The biggest production so far has been the exhibition “Ö”, in which 28 Ostrobothnian artists worked in new constellations to create community art and conceptual art. The exhibition was on tour in Finland in 2010.

At Supermarket Konstverket will show Edena, a video by Bo Forsander, The Descent, an installation by Malin Simons, and Hockey Poetry, a series of paintings by Annika Bergvik-Forsander.


Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi/Helsinki


Mustarinda is an association set up in 2009. Its members come from the fields of art and science. The Mustarinda association is dedicated to preserving the diversity of nature and culture by bringing together people from the fields of art, science and organisations for discussion, seminars, exhibitions and happenings. The goal is to create an environment for new ways of thinking and cooperating. Mustarinda maintains an artist and research residency which is located on the summit of the Paljakanvaara hill. The old forests in Paljakka are in places completely untouched. In addition to regional work, the association also participates in national and international projects.

In Supermarket, Mustarinda will mount an installation presenting its activities and mission. It will also publicise information about their coming events, research and residency programme.


MUU galleria, Helsinki

Picture: Sari Palosaari, Fluid, video, 2010

Established in 1987, the Artists’ Association MUU represents new artistic disciplines such as media, video, light, sound, performance and environmental art. In February 2011, the association had 570 artist members. In addition to contemporary art exhibitions, the international programme of MUU gallery and MUU studio includes performances, lectures, concerts and video screenings. Art Fair Suomi is an annual contemporary art sales event organised in together with the Union of Artist Photographers.

At Supermarket, MUU will present projects involving performance, sound art and video art.

The programme of the Performance 2011 Festival will be published at Supermarket. The festival will be held in May in Turku, Finland, as part of the European Capital of Culture programme. Supermarket will also feature the launch of MUU FOR EARS 7, a new compilation in the MUU sound art publication series. The CD contains work by four sound artists who come from Finland and Sweden: Lau Nau (Laura Naukkarinen), Sami Pennanen, Marja-Leena Sillanpää and Tsembla (Marja Johansson). Also included will be video works by Tuomo Kangasmaa and Sari Palosaari, and video documentaries of earlier MUU projects.


Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki


Oksasenkatu 11 is an artist-run gallery and an artist collective located in the district of Töölö in central Helsinki. The collective consists of nine artists with different practices, but with a shared interest in working outside the established and institutionalised art world. Today there is a growing need among artists for regaining a certain sovereignty, and Oksasenkatu is our humble attempt in this direction. For this purpose, Oksasenkatu seeks to maintain a critical distance and independence, and focus on collaboration. The objective is to create a space for conversation and to offer artists an opportunity to react to what is happening in their surroundings and get their thoughts and works visible more easily in the current situation.

The exhibitions in the gallery are curated by one member of the collective at a time, and once a year we produce a show together as an collective. Besides exhibitions, the gallery hosts various events such as workshops, screenings and seminars. The collective has also created group shows and installations together, and organised happenings.

Erika Erre, Hanne Granberg, Alma Heikkilä, Pipsu Isola, Jaakko Karhunen, Antti Majava, Taneli Rautiainen, Nestori Syrjälä, Laura Wesamaa.


Suomen Pohjoismainen Taideliitto

Picture: Rune Snellman

Established in 1945, the Nordic Art Association is the oldest joint art organisation in the Nordic region. It was founded to promote cooperation and understanding between individual artists and artist organisations in the Nordic countries, and to promote Nordic art both in the member countries and elsewhere. The association is run by artists themselves, and it still fulfils an important function as an organisation which promotes the voice, status and ideas of artists.

The Nordic Art Association has nine national member sections: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Saami (Lapland), Sweden and Aland. Currently the presidency of the association is held by Denmark. The member organisations of the Nordic Art Association in Finland are: the Artists’ Association of Finland, the Finnish Painters’ Union, the Association of Finnish Printmakers, the Union of Finnish Art Associations, the Helsinki Artists’ Association, the Tampere Artists’ Association, the Jyväskylä Artists’ Association, and the Arte Artists’ Association from Turku.


Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte, Helsinki

Picture: Milja Laurila, To remember (kiss), 2006

Take part in an ”Adventure in Incopleteness” in Photographic Gallery Hippolyte’s display at Supermarket. Bearing witness and a sense of presense are fundamental traits of photography. Nevertheless, it is inevitable that photography as a medium will cause a disapointment, if hopes are set on depicting or even reconstructing personal experiences during the moment of taking the photograph. The diplay is curated by photographic artists Ville Lenkkeri.

Artists partaking in the Adventure in Incompleteness are Wilma Hurskainen, Milja Laurila, Noomi Ljungdell, Pekka Niittyvirta, Marja Pirilä, Harri Pälviranta, Tuomo Rainio, Hannele Rantala, Jari Silomäki and Anne Yli-Ikkelä.

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, founded in 1978, is run by the Union of Artist Photographers in Finland – a nonprofit artist-run association with 364 member artists. The Union is an active organizer of also other processes, incl. Helsinki Photography Festival (http:// www.hpf.fi), and the annual Art Fair Suomi (http://www.artfairsuomi.fi).


00130Gallery, Helsinki

Picture: Ihana Havo, “the miscalculation of the new hotness”, mixed-media

00130Gallery was founded in 2005. It is both a gallery specialising in contemporary art and an artist-run association. The mission of the gallery is to present work by young Finnish professional artists. 00130Gallery has showcased work by more than a hundred artists. It has also organised several international projects and events over the past six years.

At Supermarket, the 00130Gallery will present works by artists who had exhibitions in its gallery in 2010. These include Ihana Havo, Lee Walton and Temporary Space, a community art project by Jonna Johansson and Juan Kasari. 00130Gallery will also present work by three American video artists who are all participants in the 00130Gallery’s video projects, and whose works have featured in the gallery’s exhibitions. The video artists are Michelle Handelman, Victoria Fu and Toban Nichols.


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