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 XXIII Mänttä Art Festival is gallery owner, art critic and curator Veikko Halmetoja. 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.
Photo: Timo Nieminen “View from the exhibition 2017.”