Mänttä Art Festival

Mänttä Art Festival is the largest annual contemporary art exhibition in Finland. It was first arranged in 1993.  The main venue is Pekilo, a former industrial building, with all of its four floors renovated into an art space.  This year the curator was Minna Joenniemi, who invited 60 artists to the exhibition.

I had two works in Pekilo, a 4,5 meters long photograph Tenses, and a new version of masking tape sculpture Some people knit.

Pia Mannikko, Mantta Art Festival, Some people knit 2014Pia Mannikko, Mantta Art Festival, Some people knit 2014

Summer exhibitions 2014

Today I was installing my work in the attic of beautiful Villa Roosa in Orimattila. The exhibition title is Melancholy – apparently the planning for the exhibition had started in the darkest time of the year:).PIa Männikkö, Midsummer Night´s Dream 2014

I have my works in four summer exhibitions, maybe we´ll meet there:

Valon aika, Jämsä, Finland

8.6 – 6.7. 2014, Pikku Galleria, Mottilantie 2 (satama), 42100 Jämsä

Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland

15.6.-31.8.2014 http://www.mantankuvataideviikot.fi/

Melancholy, Orimattila, Finland

28.6. – 10.8. http://www.villaroosa.fi

DARNED STITCH UP – THE CASE WITTENBERGE. AN APPROACH,  Wittenberge, Germany

28.06. – 13.07.2014 http://www.endmoraene.de/de/aktuelles.html

Pop Up Art House

Pop Up Art House is a feministic art festival at Diana Stage in Helsinki. We move in and out two times a year and create an open living room that will be torn down afterwards.  Pop Up Art House includes an art exhibition, theater and music performances, workshops and other events. Each period has a specific theme, in April–May 2014 it is COMMUNICATION. The concept will be realized during 2013-2015, by Blaue Frau, Ágnes Kaszás and the Artistic Team, which I am a member of.

Lanterns made of clothes and bamboo skewers, and Big Bling, a large kinetic wall made of rescue blankets, are my contributions to the exhibition. Welcome to the exhibition and other events during the next four weeks, until 17th May!

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Living Room Exhibition

Living Room Exhibition was organized in March 2014 in Helsinki. For two days contemporary art from different countries was exhibited in private apartments. Bedrooms, kitchen, cellars, fridges, living rooms, bathrooms, restrooms and elevators were filled with art. A new version of my installation Déjà Vu was located in a lobby of a shared flat in the city center.

Pia Männikkö, Déjà Vu, 2014Pia Männikkö, Déjà Vu, 2014Photos by Richard Harris

Déjà Vu in “New Move” Design Calendar 2014

Happy New Year! My work Déjà Vu has been published in EIGA Trend Diary “New Move”. For 8 years the EIGA design calendar has featured current design trends. Its 2014 edition is dedicated to the theme of motion and velocity. It portrays artistic as well as commercial designs dealing with abstract and concrete motion effects.

Déjà Vu in EIGA New Move Design Calendar 2014 See more images and the laser engraving of the cover at EIGA´s website or find out more here.

Seven Deadly Sins

Kurt Weill´s and Bertolt Brecht´s Seven Deadly Sins was the result of a two-year project in Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. The aim of our experimental music theater was to examine how the roles of different forms of art could be renewed in opera production, and to have the emphasis on visual arts through the whole project development.

As a result of a competition in winter 2012-13, mine and Elina Vainio´s spatial concept was chosen, together with Monika Czyzyk´s and Diana Soria Hernandez´s directing idea, to be developed further with the whole group. The performance was designed for the huge 4500 square meters warehouse space in Jätkäsaari Bunker. We had there eight sold-out performances in September 2013.

Seven Deadly Sins Seven Deadly SinsSeven Deadly SinsPhotos by Petri Summanen