XXV Mänttä Art Festival from 13 June to 31 August 2021

Presentations in 14 Languages

Presentations in 14 Languages

This year the Mänttä Art Festival provides on-line exhibition tours in 14 different languages. The presentations will be published on YouTube and on our social media channels. Languages included are Finnish, Swedish, English, Gibberish, Arabic, Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Turkmen, Urdu and Finnish Sign language. The presentations have English and Finnish subtitles. The videos will be published in this summer. ‘The COVID-19 situation has spurred us to come up with entirely new solutions that we wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. Because the majority of the complementary events won’t be held this year, we decided to offer the opportunity to watch introductions of the pieces safely online on our YouTube channel, says curator Anna Ruth.

The videos

In Spanish

Presented by Kemê. Featured artists: Sara Ilveskorpi & Sanna Vainionpää, Anna Knappe & Amir Jan and Mechanics of Conformity.

In Swedish

Presented by Pia Sirén. Featured artists: Mari Antjärvi, Markku Haanpää, Sara Ilveskorpi and Jussi Rinta-Hoiska.

In English

Presented by Edwina Goldstone. Featured artistst: Aino Kajaniemi, Henni Kitti, Hanna Råst and Hans-Peter Schütt.

In Gibberish

Presented by Suva. Featured artists: Jaakko Himanen & Vesa Toukomaa, Hodhayfa Salih and Timo Tuhkanen.