8th Turku Biennial

The Centre Points of Contemporary Art in Turku. The 8th Turku Biennial Showcases 16 of the Most Topical Contemporary Artists in Finland.

Anna Estarriola • Teemu Korpela • Riikka Kuoppala • Reija Meriläinen • Juha Mäki-Jussila • Pekka Niskanen • Tuula Närhinen • Anssi Pulkkinen • Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts • Simo Ripatti • Minna Suoniemi • Päivi Takala • Nora Tapper • Nita Vera • Hanna Vihriälä

The 8th Turku Biennial is undertaken by 16 top of the line artists working in Finland. Their focused works on intensive themes make this a definitive event in Finnish art this winter. The exhibition is displayed in two locations, the museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova as well as Turku Artists’ Association’s Gallery Å.

No single theme was proposed to guide the artists of the 8th Turku Biennial. The works are a direct expression of the topics and themes that speak to these particular artists at this specific moment. This includes acute examination of issues in today’s society as well as intensive immersion in personal artistic methodologies. Materiality is strongly present in a number of labour-intensive installations. The media works set their sights on the world of today side by side with flashes of remembrance and history. All the works are premiering in the exhibition.

The recipient of the Biennial Prize (5 000 Euro) will be selected by the Editor in Chief of Turun Sanomat, Riitta Monto. The winner will be announced in February 2018.

During the 8th Turku Biennial, the Omatila gallery of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will become an art laboratory called The Channel, organized by visual art students from Turku University of Applied Sciences. The Channel is an open space for dialogue and for broadening horizons about the contents of the exhibition.

8th Turku Biennial

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Itäinen Rantakatu 4–6
20700 Turku, Finland
Open Daily 11 am–7 pm

Opening hours during public holidays
At Christmas the museum is closed 12/24 – 12/25
On every other public holiday the museum is open according to normal opening hours

Galleria Å
Kaskenkatu 1
20700 Turku, Finland
Open: Tue–Fri 12–6 pm / Sat–Sun 12–4 pm

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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ja Turun Taiteilijaseura
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