ArtHelsinki will open as an entirely renewed and curated fair event for contemporary art in September 7-11, 2016 at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Center in Helsinki, in connection with the Habitare Furniture, Interior and Design Fair.
Curated under the direction of Aura Seikkula, ArtHelsinki will present an event showcasing a variety of commercial galleries and non-profit initiatives accompanied with a socially engaging, discursive and performative programming.
ArtHelsinki has invited Moving Image co-founders and directors Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman to curate a special video and film program showcasing works from the ArtHelsinki participants. All participating galleries and initiatives are eligible to apply to the Moving Image video program, which will be conducted entirely by Orozobekov and Winkleman.
ArtHelsinki continues to evolve as a hub for introducing the enticing art scene of Helsinki at large, outside its fair facilities. For creating an engaging process towards its 2016 edition, ArtHelsinki organizes a series of events both in Finland and abroad. The ArtHelsinki Events program series is conducted in collaboration with Frame Visual Art Finland.