What is Art Fair Suomi?

What?

Art Fair Suomi is a unique meeting point of art for the public, artists and other art professionals. It is an international contemporary art festival consisting of sales exhibitions and various art events: discussions, screenings etc.

Photographic Art | Media Art | Video Art | Installations | Performances | Sonic Art | Painting | Sculpture

 

Where?

Cable Factory
Merikaapelihalli | Puristamo | Valssaamo | MuuKaapeli

Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

 

When?

25.5. – 28.5.2017

How can I take part in Art Fair Suomi?

AFS17 OFFERS YOU DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES TO DISCOVER NEW WORKS AND TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY ART. YOU’LL FIND BOTH FRESH TALENTS AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS REPRESENTED AT THE CABLE FACTORY IN MAY!

 

AS A VOLUNTEER

Art Fair Suomi is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in art, or studying in the field, to see the production of an international event. Volunteers are welcome, both before and after, as well as during the festival. Find out more…

 

AS A GALLERY

The call for galleries to join AFS17 is open until the end of October 2016. We accept proposals from artist-run galleries and organisations from all over the world. The final choices are announced end of the year 2016. Read more….

 

AS AN ARTIST

Art Fair Suomi is an event organized by the Artist Association MUU and the Photographic Artists’ Association. The members of these associations will have the possibility to submit their works during the autumn of 2016. Otherwise AFS accepts proposals only from artist-run galleries and organizations.

I don’t get contemporary art. Why should I go to a contemporary art festival?

THERE IS NO FIXED FORMULA TO ENJOYING CONTEMPORARY ART BUT A VERY STRAIGH FORWARD APPROCH IS USUALLY THE BEST.

Especially at Art Fair Suomi contemporary art is simply interpretations of and in this time. Thus anyone, with or without previous experience, can understand or be baffled by it, searching or finding something when faced with art.

While visiting a contemporary art festival you can, in addition to enjoying the atmosphere, pose questions and discuss art either with other viewers or with artists and other art professionals. Naturally it’s also possible to find a piece you would like to have in your own home in the broad selection Art Fair Suomi offers.

I want to buy an art work, what should I do?

  1. Check the availability. Red sticker means that it’s sold, green that it’s reserved. Note that many artworks come in editions of some copies.
  2. Grab a member of the exhibition staff by the sleeve and tell them which work you’re interested in. Even if you haven’t made up your mind, our staff can help you.
  3. When you’ve decided to buy a piece, we will write you a purchase contract. You can pay for the work right away or by invoice.
  4. You can pick up your purchase when the exhibition ends.

 

HOW TO BUY…

 

Performance Art

A work of performance is a site- and time-specific work in which an artist gives a performance or engages in some action in real time.

The price includes performance fee, materials, travel expenses and the cost of the documentation.

 

Photographic Art

Photographic artworks are created with various lens-based methods. Works range from small monochromatic prints to large art objects mounted on a support.

You will get ready-to-hang work of art which is printed, framed and mounted just the way the artist intended it to be presented. The edition number indicates how many prints the artist has made, or intends to make of the photograph.

 

Sonic Art

A work of sonic art is digitally produced auditive work that consists of sounds. Sonic art is generally presented as a live act, on CD or DVD.

You will get an original sonic work of art for example in CD format, numbered and signed by the artist, the right to perform the work in public and written instructions by the artist on how install or mount the piece, its technical data and description of its content.

 

Video Art

Video art is a work made on video, film or some digital moving image medium.

You will get an original video work in DVD format, numbered and signed by the artist, an original tape of the piece that you can use to make further DVD copies and the right to perform the work in public.

How accessible is Art Fair Suomi?

AFS17 is organized at The Cable Factory in Merikaapelihalli, Puristamo and Valssaamo which are all accessible with e.g. a wheelchair. You can find out more about the facilities’ accessibility on Cable Factory’s website