2022 Mänttä Art Festival ended on August 31 on a happy note. The number of exhibition visitors during the summer was approximately 16,200. Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Mänttä Art Festival. The curator for the XXVII Mänttä Art Festival will be announced in late October. The Mänttä Art Festival (est. 1993) is one of Finland’s leading summer exhibitions of contemporary art. Every year, a new curator brings a fresh perspective to the exhibition. XXVII Mänttä Art Festival will be open from June 11 to August 31 2023.
- The 2022 Mänttä Art Festival attracted more than 16,000 visitors
- The XXVI Mänttä Art Festival rings, tinkles and bangs like a surreal film. Here, fascinating spaces and encounters are formed through soundscapes, performances and visual art.
- The 2022 Mänttä Art Festival features a diverse selection of artists from a broad cultural field, including many prominent musicians and writers
- Markus Kåhre to Curate the 2022 Mänttä Art Festival
Image 1. The Hietsu is Happening! team: saxophonist Mikko Innanen, guitarist Petri Kumela, contrabassist Antti Lötjönen, and cellist Kati Raitinen. Tapionsali in the Pekilo Exhibition Centre served well as a concert hall. Photo by Minnamaria Koskela, Mänttä Art Festival.
Image 2. Mini concerts for 1–2 people at a time took place at the bottom of the Pekilo silos. The image features Antti Lötjönen and his audience. Photo by Minnamaria Koskela, Mänttä Art Festival.
XXVI Mänttä Art Festival artists
From left curator Markus Kåhre, Pietu Pietiäinen, Antti Lötjönen, Radoslaw Gryta, Saku Kämäräinen, Mikko Innanen, Leena Nio, Lasse Juuti, Jenni Toikka, Kalle Nio, Pasi Rauhala, Lauri Astala, Jussi Niva, Henna Aho, Man Yau, David Kozma, Päivi Takala, Bita Razavi, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Antti Auvinen, Pauliina Turakka Purhonen, Tara Valkonen, Siiri Hänninen and Elina Brotherus. Photo by Marko Marin.