The first issue of the magazine FAT Finnish Art Today was launched on Wednesday September 18.
The four-person collective behind the magazine includes curator Laura Köönikkä and Kasino Creative Studio’s Jonathan Mander, Tero Kartastenpää and Pekka Toivonen. According to Köönikkä, Finland has been lacking an art publication directed to international distribution. 244-page magazine aims to increase the publicity of up-coming Finnish artists.
FAT magazine is published by Kasino Creative Publishing, a publisher also known for the magazine Kasino A4. The second issue of FAT is published at Frankfurt Book Fair 2014.
Export Press is distributing FAT internationally. The magazine has been supported by The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.