Finland in the Frankfurter Kunstverein

The cultural programme of this years Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair starts with the group exhibition ”Matters of Time. Artists from Finland”

Frankfurt, 24th July 2014 – Finland is this year’s Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Finlands literature and culture with not only be present all over the trade fair grounds (October, 8th – 12th), but also in the city of Frankfurt the will be many events and opportunities to discover the culture of Finland.kuorinki

The programme starts with the group exhibition “Matters of Time. Artists from Finland”, which takes place in the Frankfurter Kunstverein from July, 25th to October, 12th. The exhibition brings together works by eight artists and artist duos from Finland, offering an in-depth look at diverse approaches within contemporary Finnish art. Using different media, including photography, video, sculpture, sound, and computer animation, the exhibited works address the nature of time and metaphors of transience. During the opening event Iris Schwanck, the FILI Director and Head of the Finnland.Cool.-project stated:

”The exhibition at the Frankfurter Kunstverein and the accompanying programme reflects the primary idea of our Finnland.Cool.-project. We wish to invite the public to be surprised and awakened, to discover new contexts and to learn a lot.”

Until the beginning of the Frankfurt Book Fair and beyond, Finnish culture will be represented at many locations in the city of Frankfurt to captivate the public. For example:

The Deutsche Filminstitut / Deutsche Filmmuseum shows a retrospective of cult Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki (August, 29th – October, 8th). Furthermore “Carte blanche” is the title of a film series which shows seven film classics based on well known literary works, selected by the film historian and filmmaker Peter von Bagh (October, 8th – 31st).

The Deutsche Architekturmuseum presents with “Suomi Seven” seven promising young architects from Finland (September, 6th – November, 9th).

On the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 the Finnish photography project “The Loveliest Girl in the World” will be shown for the first time in Germany. Interested people can discover portraits of adolescent girls living in a children’s home in Helsinki taken by the Finnish photographer Miina Savolainen in Ausstellungshalle 1A (September, 26th – October, 19th).

The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents in a comprehensive exhibition works by the most important artist and painter of the first half of the 20th century, Helene Schjerfbeck (October, 2nd 2014 – January, 11th 2015).

In October for ten days the Mousonturm is dedictated to the most current and exciting that the Finnish dance and performance scene has to offer with with “Run Wild Stay Cool”.

With “Potretti” the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt shows an exhibition of contemporary photographic art from Finland. The focus is on portraits and self-portraits by the participating artists (October, 4th – November, 30th).

Opening new perspectives on the world we thought we know is the theme of the “Burka” photographs by the Finnish artist and author Rosa Liksom. Her works will be shown from October, 6th to 24th at the Haus am Dom.

For more details about the Finnland.Cool. cultural programme please see here.

Further information:
Press office Finnland.Cool. | c/o WBCO GmbH | Silvia Lenz | Krögerstraße 2 |
60313 Frankfurt | T +49.69.13388037 | F +49.69.13388033 |