Organised since 1993, this festival is one of Finland’s leading summer reviews of contemporary art, with a new curator bringing a fresh perspective to the exhibition every year. The curator of the XXII Mänttä Art Festival is visual artist Pirjetta Brander. For more than a decade the main exhibition venue has been Pekilo, a former animal feed refinery near the Mänttä mill chimneystack. This is an event that brings contemporary art down to earth at a family-friendly destination.
Image from the exhibition 2016: Kalle Mustonen: Death of the Gnomeking – Afterlife (Photo taken by Timo Nieminen).