Art Fair Suomi Goes Galleries turns the spotlight on galleries, artists, art communities and the public. A joint effort by more than 20 Helsinki-based art galleries, the festival features work by nearly 100 artists. Customarily held at the Cable Factory, the international event responds to the pandemic by presenting itself in the participating galleries and art spaces themselves, offering a safe and convenient way to enjoy contemporary art.
The festival will spread across galleries and exhibition spaces in Helsinki from 8 – 13.6.2021.
For more information on Art Fair Suomi, please visit their website.
- One of the selected venues will be Vargas Print Studio, run by Catalysti member Rita Vargas.
All of the information found below can also be found on the studio’s website.
The studio will be open during these days with discussions, art selling events, and workshops for everyone who is interested in learning a bit about printing silkscreen print!
The opening hours will be:
- 8. – 9.6. 10am – 12am / 1pm – 8pm
- 10. – 13.6. 10am – 6pm
Vargas Print Studio is an artist-run studio/workshop space located in Vallila, Helsinki. It provides courses, master support and individual tuition access to printmaking facilities: silkscreen, intaglio, relief printing, cyanotype, collagraph, monotypia, paper lithograph and photopolymer gravure. We do original prints and the aim is to evolve new projects to the wider fine art editioning.
Fine art editioning is created with slow traditional methods of printing and high-quality inks on a variety of archival fine papers. The studio wishes to maintain awareness of the qualities of traditional printing on contemporary art and its rules of conduct, such as honouring a hand pulled print, limited edition and personal hand touch on the artwork aesthetic qualities. Exclusive, limited fine art editions on paper, photography, ceramics and sculptures from selected artists are available for purchase and can be taken away on the same day.
Vargas Print Studio has been a stage for artistic creation, not only for transcultural artists, but also for Finnish artists. It is a place that has specific technical machinery for printing, where professional artists can work in a daily basis, according to their own possibility or project. As a fine artist, teacher and expert in printing methods, Rita Vargas has done her best to support the creation of art, promote other artists’ creative processes and discuss ideas about the current situation of art in Finland. From 2019 until the present moment, she was able to help about 34 artists, and held about 15 courses on various printmaking techniques.
Vargas Print Studio has also supported 3 internships from Omnia School and Fine Arts University of Helsinki. It is fantastic that the studio can participate in Art Fair Suomi this year, and be part of the selected Art Galleries and artist’s studios. I am very grateful for this acknowledgement and hopeful that this will support the studio’s continuation.
The studio accepts card payments.
Welcome! Tervetuloa! Välkommen!
Art gallery Myymälä2 has also been selected for Art Fair Suomi. For the events taking place, their opening hours, and other information, please check this Event page.
For the opening of Art Fair Suomi, member Parsa Kamehkhosh will do a performance outside nearby the gallery.