The Mänttä Art Festival is the largest summer exhibition of Finnish contemporary art. Curator Markus Kåhre, did not wish to limit the exhibition in terms of a theme. There will be 25 artists or groups of artists – a total of 38 individual artists – contributing to the XXVI Mänttä Art Festival. The exhibition will be open from June 12 to August 31.
The list of artists represented at the Mänttä Art Festival in summer 2022 includes not only leading names in the visual arts, but also an exceptional number of contributors whose creative focus lies elsewhere. These musicians, writers, and composers have been selected by curator Markus Kåhre, who did not wish to limit the exhibition in terms of a theme. There will be 25 artists or groups of artists – a total of 38 individual artists – contributing to the Mänttä Art Festival. Read more about the artists!
Markus Kåhre has been appointed curator of the XXVI Mänttä Art Festival, which will take place in the summer of 2022. Kåhre is an accomplished sculptor, who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at the turn of the millennium. His work has been recognised through awards such as the prestigious Ars Fennica. With roots in Åland and Helsinki, Kåhre’s pieces have been exhibited both in Finland and abroad. His work is also included in important art collections. “The theme of the exhibition is showcasing excellent works of art that communicate with each other. Without a binding theme, the audience can experience the exhibition in more individual ways and make up their own stories”, Kåhre explains. Read more!
Mänttä Art Festival XTRA
The events of our side programme, Mänttä Art Festival XTRA, delve deeper into the exhibition's themes. The XTRA programme offers events such as performances and special guided tours.