Group exhibition in search for Nordicness

Kuva: Harri Larjosto
Photo: Harri Larjosto

A group of nine Finnish artists exhibit in France until the end of August. The exhibition XVIIémes rencontres d’art contemporain is on display in a 12th century castle of Saint-Auvent maintained by Annick and Pierre Debien. The hosts were interested in themes of ”nordicness” and how it is represented in Finnish art. Also the historical aspect in dialogue with the location was an important factor, tells the curator of the exhibition, mr. Harri Larjosto.

The artists of the exhibition are Pirjetta Brander, Teuri Haarla, Timo Heino, Markku Laakso, Harri Larjosto, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Lauri Nykopp, Outi Pieski and Maarit Suomi-Väänänen. In addition to the exhibition, a video screening of the works of Juhani Koivumäki, Niina Suominen and Anssi Pulkkinen is organized in the village of Saint-Auvent.

The exhibition is supported by Frame Visual Art Finland, Avek, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Alfred Kordelin Foundation.

XVIIémes Rencontres d’art contemporain 27.7.–25.8. Saint-Auvent, Ranska