The Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale addresses topical issues in contemporary art, design, and architecture, making room for something new and surprising. Its exhibitions invite artists, designers, architects, the public, and the regional community to participate, encouraging open-ended questions.
The Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale is organized by Luovi Productions in collaboration with the artists cooperative Onoma. Fiskars is the main partner of the event.
The three main exhibitions are:
Knots & Knits, a part of the U-JOINTS design research project by Anniina Koivu and Andrea Caputo
Knots & Knits is the fourth part of the U-JOINTS research project and exhibition series by Andrea Caputo and Anniina Koivu. Seen for the first time at Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2018, U-JOINTS highlights the joints and connections used in design and architecture. Joints are rarely paid attention to as they are mostly invisible, hidden inside objects. The exhibition reveals these hidden details and invites visitors to appreciate their beauty and quality in objects and structures.
House by an Architect, a collection of six wooden mini houses built on a meadow by an oak forest
NB! This part of the exhibition opens on May 26th!
Light-structured, ecological mini houses are becoming increasingly popular. One of the special features of the Biennale is the House by an Architect exhibition, which consists of six wooden mini houses in which people can also stay the night. The houses designed by top architects are up to 30 square meters in size and located on a sunny meadow by an oak forest. They are built responsibly following the off-grid principle, that is, utilizing renewable energy produced by, among other things, house-specific solar panels. The houses’ interiors have been curated by Ulla Koskinen, the founder and editor-in-chief of Asun magazine.
HIDDEN – “Forms of the Senses” by the Onoma artist cooperative, which explores multi-sensory experiences through arts, crafts and design.
Defined by their materials, artists and creatives function intensively in the world of the senses. At Onoma’s summer exhibition Hidden, the makers of works and objects discuss the importance and potential of the various senses in their work. What about those who interpret art and use objects? The way a work of art or an object is experienced and felt depends on many factors. Often, however, the interpreter is very much guided by the maker of the work or object.
Fiskars Greenhouses – a call to conversation about biodiversity
Our own installation is a call to conversation about the immeasurable value of biodiversity. Consisting of ten custom-made greenhouses, the piece reminds us of the importance of nature in its natural state. Not everything should be used.
Fiskars Greenhouses presents raw materials used in Fiskars products next to living plants, encouraging the viewer to think about the relationship between cyclical and growing.
The Greenhouses are located in pairs within the main Biennale area.
Opening hours at the Main Exhibitions
22 May – 4 September 2022
11am-6pm U-Joints: Knots&Knits
11am-6pm Hidden – Forms of the senses
26 May – 4 September 2022
12pm-5pm House by An Architect
The opening hours and additional details can be found here.
Kuparivasarantie 5, Fiskars.
All main exhibitions are located within a short walking distance from each other, so please leave your car at one of the designated parking areas. Fiskars is located in the town of Raseborg about one hour’s drive west of Helsinki. You can take a bus from Helsinki to Fiskars Village or a train from Helsinki to Karjaa, which will take about one hour plus about 15 km by taxi, local bus or bicycle.
For more information and interviews, please contact:
Programme Director Anni Korkman
+358 40 846 5576
Hidden – “Forms of the Senses” Exhibition Manager Susanna Louneva
+358 44 7588203