History

The first Fiskars Village Art took place in summer 2019. Then, too, the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale consisted of three main exhibitions. Those were Social Seating, curated by Jasper Morrison that exhibited benches designed by 18 international designers such as Martino Gamper, Hugo Passos, Wataru Kumano, and Maria Jeglinska.

Factory exhibition, curated by Anniina Koivu, looked into design and new and traditional manufacturing processes, and the contemporary art exhibition Beings with by Jenni Nurmenniemi explored togetherness and coexistence.

The parallel programme included, for example, a culture sauna, art and yoga sessions, children’s events, concerts, and a series of open studios as well as unique performances by remarkable artists of the likes of Dambi Kim and Elina Minn. The makers of art and design were handpicked by the curators, introducing the visitors to nearly 100 artists and designers from around the world.