viennacontemporary expands its international scope with Nordic Highlights, a special showcase this year in the Marx Halle with contemporary artistic positions by select galleries from Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, illustrating the similarities and differences in the national art scenes against the backdrop of the entire northern region.
Additionally, the Finnish collector Timo Miettinen, chairman of the board of technology company Teleste Oyj, Finland, and founder of Salon Dahlmann in Berlin will speak about the Miettinen collection in Helsinki in the framework of the Collectors Forum discussion series.
Galerie Anhava focuses on contemporary Finnish and Nordic art with an active role at the international level. The gallery’s exhibition program encompasses all forms of contemporary visual art, from painting and sculpture to photography, video and installation, with special emphasis on conceptual art. Galerie Anhava is one of the very few Finnish galleries that is actively involved in the international art world through participating in art fairs and creating an international network. Galerie Anhava has participated in e.g. Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Brussels, Art Hong Kong, ARCOmadrid, The Armory Show, Artissima, Chart and Market.
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK)
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard was founded in 1999. Initially located in the center of Copenhagen, in 2007 the gallery moved to a larger location in the old Meat Packing District. The gallery has two separate exhibitions spaces, each with 2 or 3 adjoining rooms. The gallery´s layout therefore allows for 2 exhibitions to be presented at the same time. The gallery presents international contemporary art from Europe and America. While its main focus is contemporary painting, the gallery also exhibits sculpture, photography, video and installations. The gallery participates in international art fairs throughout Europe and North America.
Cecilia Hillström Gallery (SE)
Cecilia Hillström Gallery focuses on contemporary art and works closely with a group of established and emerging artists. With a solid platform in Stockholm, the gallery’s goal is to develop the international visibility of its artists through cooperation with galleries outside Sweden as well as by participating in selected art fairs. The gallery was established in 2012 in the gallery district near Vanadisplan in Stockholm.
CHRISTIAN LARSEN (SE)
CHRISTIAN LARSEN is a contemporary art gallery in Stockholm with an extensive international exhibition program. The gallery represents established, mid-career and emerging Scandinavian and international artists. After more than three decades in the Scandinavian art market, successfully functioning as a contemporary art gallery, CHRISTIAN LARSEN is actively engaged in a continuous dialogue with the general public, the media and the art community in Sweden while providing access to important art works for public, corporate and private collections.
Galerie Forsblom (FI)
Contributing uniquely to the Nordic art scene, Galerie Forsblom has from the very beginning brought established international and less known artists to Helsinki while presenting Finnish distinguished art, including a careful selection of young artists, to an international audience. Exhibiting regularly international and Finnish artists from its roster, the large gallery space consists of two exhibition spaces and a studio, permitting 2–3 exhibitions to be held simultaneously. The Studio has been activated for presenting a wide range of younger artists. Founded in 1977 by Kaj Forsblom, Galerie Forsblom is lodged in the heart of Helsinki, in the remodeled courtyard of a historic building designed by Gluckman & Mayner of New York.
Galleria Heino (FI)
Galleria Heino is a Finnish contemporary art gallery founded in 2002 in the centre of Helsinki. The gallery shows art in different media – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation and moving image work. The gallery premises consist of two spaces that can be combined into one exhibition hall or used separately. The two spaces allow full-scale private exhibitions for two artists to be staged simultaneously. At present the gallery focuses on presenting, promoting and furthering the careers of established mid-career and emerging younger Finnish contemporary artists at national and international level. Galleria Heino is directed by mr. Rauli Heino (MA in Art History / University of Helsinki and MA in Art Business / Sotheby´s Institute of Art, London).
Gallery Taik Persons (FI)
Gallery Taik Persons was founded in 1995 in Helsinki and is since 2005 located in Berlin. The gallery represents a select group of established and emerging artists. The program is centered around a conceptually rigorous artistic practice with a main focus on the photographic process. It is the prime gallery for those selected artists who now make up what is known as the Helsinki School. The gallery participates in international art fairs and tours museum exhibitions for its primary artists. Moreover the gallery works actively with independent publishing houses in creating limited edition art books. Organising between seven and eight shows a year, the programme varies between solo- and group exhibitions by the Gallery’s main artists as well as guest artists curated by the gallery.
22–25 September 2016
Marx Halle Vienna
Early Bird day ticket (presale online): 5,00 euro – limited availability
Thursday, 22 September 2016: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, 23 September 2016: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 24 September 2016: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, 25 September 2016: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Underground: U3-Station Erdberg – Exit Nottendorfer Gasse via Karl-Farkas-Gasse Train: Line 7 – Stop St. Marx
Tram: Line 71 – Stop St. Marx, Line 18 – Stop Viehmarktgasse or St. Marx
Bus: Line 74A – Stop St. Marx, 80A – Final stop St. Marx