XXIV Mänttä Art Festival - The Human Era - Visit Tampere

XXIV Mänttä Art Festival – The Human Era

Mänttä Art Festival from June 16 to September 1, 2019 in Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland.


The Mänttä Art Festival is the largest summer exhibition of Finnish contemporary art. Its curator is selected annually, guaranteeing that our exhibition always picks a fresh selection from the plentiful Finnish contemporary art field. The award-winning Mänttä Art Festival is a destination highly regarded by art professionals and much loved by the general public. Our permanent exhibition space is located in Pekilo, in the centre of Mänttä. The theme of the XXIV Art Festival is "The Human Era". The exhibition poses the question: What happens when humans control the land and natural resources?

  The Mänttä Art Festival has selected Marja Helander as the curator for the 2019 exhibition. Helander is a Sámi photographer, video artist and film-maker with roots both in Helsinki and Utsjoki. In her work, she has studied various themes including her own identity between the Finnish and the Sámi culture.   Open daily 16.6.-1.9. from 10 am to 6 pm (also the Midsummer day).   Hop on the Serlachius bus from Tampere railway station and let it take you to the art destinations of Mänttä! The bus runs on the days that the museums are open, that is 1 September–31 May from Tuesday to Sunday and 1 June–31 August daily.  
Photo: Riikka Vaahtera