Welcome To the Catalogue of the Mänttä Art Festival 2015!
The XX Mänttä Art Festival was held between June 12 and August 31, 2015.
This catalogue is the result of a team effort to expand the exhibition beyond the gallery space. We invite you to explore the site and get to know the participating artists through their profiles and video interviews. The text by curators Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger will lead you through the themes, content and ideas behind the exhibition.
The text contributions by Maryan Abdulkarim and Pauliina Feodoroff, Sezgin Boynik, Marianne Niemelä, Third Space collective, Airi Triisberg, and Grey Violet have been commissioned in order to deepen the lines of thought that are intertwined within the curatorial discourse. They bring new narratives and critical comments to our political, social and cultural present.
Third Space collective has participated in the exhibition through various responsive interventions. In this platform we include their final work: Exhibition Echoes, an audio guide that blurs the lines between art and education.
Executive Director Tiina Nyrhinen
Curators Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger
Article Editor: Giovanna Esposito Yussif
Article Contributors: Maryan Abdulkarim & Pauliina Feodoroff, Sezgin Boynik, Marianne Niemelä, Third Space collective, Airi Triisberg, and Grey Violet (as part of Third Space collaboration)
Online Content Manager and Artist Content Editor: Elissa Määttänen
English Proofreader: Katherine Lenanton (for the curatorial text and texts by Maryan Abdulkarim & Pauliina Feodoroff, Sezgin Boynik, Airi Triisberg, Grey Violet)
Translator: Liina Härkönen (articles by the curators, Sezgin Boynik, Airi Triisberg and Grey Violet; part of the artist profiles, LH)
Other Translations: Elissa Määttänen (EM), Tiina Nyrhinen (TN), Tuomas Taskinen (TT)
Video Interviews: realised by Giovanna Esposito Yussif; video-editor Eeva Tuomi
Web Design and Graphic Design: Noora Federley
Artwork Photography: Timo Nieminen
Online Photo Editing: Anssi Itänen
Site production: Olli Holopainen and Iiro Koskelainen, IronMedia oy
Production support for artists: