XXVIII Mänttä Art Festival from 16 June to 31 August 2024

2024 Mänttä Art Festival

Exhibition 2024

The exhibition of XXVIII Mänttä Art Festival, entitled Puhallus (“The Blast”), will revolve around themes of light, perspective, spaciousness, and spatiality. A total of 36 artists and pairs of artists have been invited to contribute to this year’s festival. There will be nothing stiff or static about this summer’s festival”, vows curator Heli Ryhänen. XXVII Mänttä Art Festival will be open daily from June 16 to August 31 2024.

Featured artists

The XXVIII Mänttä Art Festival will include both large-scale installations and small pieces that require a closer look – collages, photographs, light art, drawing performances, and origami. Visitors can dive down staircases, explore ancient forests through felled areas and micro-organisms, and encounter familiar materials in unexpected contexts.

The selected artists are all imaginative and skilled in the use of materials, and each and every one of them has a unique style. They come from all over Finland and are at different stages of their careers. Read more!

The Curator

The curator of the Mänttä Art Festival 2024 is Heli Ryhänen, a Tampere-based sculptor, who boasts a long and impressive career. Ryhänen has a long-standing and warm relationship with the Mänttä Art Festival. She visits the exhibition every summer, and she has also exhibited her works at the Art Festival several times, last in 2013." I think of the Art Festival extremely highly, and being invited to curate it is a great honour”, Ryhänen says.

Mänttä Artt 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. See the schedule!