Converters - TAMK Fine Art students at Stockfors Art Fair

By Laura Laukkanen
Stockfors Art Fair

Stockfors, Harjuntie 111, Pyhtää
Open:  June 14 - August 31 Tue-Sun 11 am to 5 pm (Closed June 21 - 23)

Stockfors Art Fair will again showcase young art in the coarse historic ground wood mill environment in  Pyhtää!

The Smoke Bass by Ismo Torvinen. Photo: Laura Laukkanen
In 2013, the theme is "Converters". The exhibitors are fine degree programmes of Saimaa, Tampere, Lahti and Tartu universities of applied sciences and Pyhtää Art Association.

The unique collaboration which started last year will continue this year broader. This year also Lahti UAS and Tartu Art College fine art students join.

Stockfors factory area offers a versatile and inspiring environment for the large team of students. What is the impact of the frothy rapids, ferns growing through the floor or the factory halls on  the experience of the art works?

This year's theme, "converters" refers to the chameleon way art participates in the society.   Art converts, but does not get transparent.

Tampere fine art students were praised last year for showing video art at the Stockfors Art Fair.  This year the setting will be broader.  The exhibition team will travelled to Pyhtää for the joint installation on June 6. The vernissage is tonight and the exhibition open as of tomorrow, Friday..

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