COMING UP/ Ars Fennica 2021
15 October 2021–3 April 2022
ARS FENNICA, Finland’s most prestigious art prize, is awarded by the Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the prize in 2021, an exhibition at Hämeenlinna Art Museum will showcase a selection of works by the nominees from across the decades. The exhibition will run from 15October 2021 until 3 April 2022.
ARS FENNICA is presented every two years, with the winner receiving EUR 40,000. Over the past 30 years, 151 artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries and the St Petersburg region have been shortlisted for the prize. The latest shortlist, chosen by the foundation’s award panel, will be announced in spring 2021. An international expert will select the ARS FENNICA winner in spring 2022.
Henna and Pertti Niemistö donated their considerable art collection to Hämeenlinna Art Museum in 1995. The collection now continues to be expanded by Leena and Kari Niemistö. “With the 30th anniversary exhibition, we wanted to return to our roots and bring the ARS FENNICA exhibition back to Hämeenlinna,” said Leena Niemistö, Chairman of the Award Panel.
Find out more at arsfennica.fi