In 24-25 November 2023, FIABCN returns to the Museu Maritim de Barcelona for it’s 8th edition. An array of local, national and international exhibitors will showcase a hand-picked selection of original contemporary artworks.
FIABCN is a public sales and trade fair. The annual art fair offers exhibition space and is a meeting point for gallery owners, collectors, artists and the public interested in art.
FIABCN shows an exciting selection of emerging and established contemporary artists and galleries from all around the world.
Committed to engaging its visitors and exhibitors FIABCN is part of the European art calendar, and recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. FIABCN offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art.
FIABCN features newly created pieces by emerging artists and young galleries established two years ago, as well as commercial galleries working in the primary market and established for at least four years.
FIABCN is the definitive initiative that aims to highlight the city’s global credentials in the art scene and brings together artists from around the world for an unmatched celebration of talent, creativity, innovation and cultural diversity.
This fair offers a wide space for individual communication between exhibitors and customers.
I don´t usually connect my surrealistic timeless paintings to certain time or moment in ordinary life.
As most of the time, I paint joy, freedom, and solidarity. I paint people working together. I paint equality. I paint utopist visions of peace. I paint peace of mind.
I welcome You to the Wind Factory where people are working equally for sustainable future. People are also taking care of nature along taking care of each other.
I started to paint this imaginary Wind Factory in spring 2022. My goal was to paint the Wind Factory where people are doing things together since covid time separated people widely. It looked like that finally our lives are getting back to normal. I wanted to reflect the opening of society also on this painting.
Almost immediately in early state of this process it happened that Russian attack to Ukraine started. Since that, I was in the middle of very personal painting process and hearing and seeing the unexpected acts of war on European soil. The fact that our country and Russia have 1343 km common boarder, and many confluences in history, makes situation even more multidimensional. This painting process was totally something else I planned. However, the actions in Ukraine and the fact how fast this war united the Europe and other nations, gave me some extra strength to create and work. So, I think it is ok to say that eventually this painting is my requiem, this is my Via Dolorosa, this is where I hide and where I partly reborn when awful things started to happen in spring 2022. For me this painting represents peace, freedom, and equality.
We can turn the nightmares to daydreams
I think that modern people recognize too easily the act of war, the signs of tyranny and the endless appetite of the greed ruler.
People recognize the faces of forgotten, hated and discriminated people. The facades of chaos. Destroyed cities and discarded villages are too familiar for people. The ruthless images of suffering society and lost individuals are just an inevitable part of our empty scrolling routine.
Modern people don´t see the empathy, tolerance, or forgiveness. They don´t recognize the acts of respect, love, acceptance, or empathy. The peace around us is too obvious for people to stop and give a moment to uphold humanity and actions based on pure values.
People who have no experience of lasting peace in their life, don´t understand the talk of peace and the talk of working for peace.
What is our role in work for peace? Our responsibility is to create the conditions for uprise of GOOD. We have knowledge. We have will and in modern society we have tools to create chances for the sprout. We can seed, scatter, and feed the small actions to spring the unlimited future expectations for those who can´t see the hope by they own eyes. We can educate. We should support. Especially we must show that we care.
We know what we are capable, but we don´t yet know that we are even more capable. The sustainable development and increase of solidarity help us to work. Helps us to work based on real values.
By supporting the education and motivation of minorities and outsiders we can create base and spread the seed of the construction of the tomorrow´s humankind. Tomorrow humankind is facing the same challenges and questions than we, but it’s our task to make them more prepared and capable to face these challenges. By giving them a chance today, we give a chance for humankind tomorrow.
By taking care of our own minorities, we show the important example for those who don´t take care of theirs. They need example and tools not just finger pointing.
We can constructively and lovingly make them recognize the act of peace, the signs of forgiveness, the hospitality of the modern leaders and people. We can educate them to recognize the faces of humans with right values, realistic future expectations, and equal opportunities.
Instead of empty scrolling, we can use our capacity to build the hopes and dreams, picture by picture, act by act, day by day. We can turn the nightmares to daydreams, we can turn focus on good and justice instead of feeding the terror.
If you are too small, too weak, or just inhibited to create peace, you can still nurture the seeds of peace by creating the conditions for hopes, dreams, and motivation. Show the example of life based on education, right values, equality and understanding. Small things matters when it´s about humanity and the future of humankind.
Working for peace – picture by picture, painting by painting.
What is art? Where is it heading? Is art still in the hands of artists and art dealers or it has become a tool for the crypto speculators? The world is changing, everything becomes more virtual including art and in the process a lot of speculators are trying to twist things in their own interest like in the case of NFT. The crypto speculators are trying to make this the new “COOL” but what is so cool about it? Art is food for our souls, If they want this to be the new truth then they should start doing everything virtually, for example start eating virtual food or maybe get drunk with virtual alcohol, if they do this then by all means we will start to believe in their vision. As for us- galleries, artists, collectors… should we let hundreds of years of artistic refinement in the hands of the crypto speculators that don’t even know the difference between renaissance and contemporary? What about the painters, photographers, print makers, sculptors, performers and all the other artists who create real work, work that we can touch, smell, feel… should we give up on them for the sake of a speculative game? No thanks!!! NFT should be embraced as a new medium/tool like we always did along the way with a lot of other things but it shouldn’t be allowed to take over! If it does take over then an entire generation of artists and their works will vanish in thin air making way for the crypto speculators and their pyramid. Should we allow this to happen on our watch? The aim of this exhibition is to promote real art made by real artists!
The ‘Butterfly Effect’ idea shines a light on how a simple action, such as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in one part of the planet, can spark a cascade of events around the globe. The ‘Butterfly Effect’ concept originated from Edward Lorenz’s Chaos Theory, which explored the idea that no matter who you are, you can significantly impact the world. Art impacts society by altering people’s opinions, instilling ideals, and transferring experiences across place and time. Art can affect social change; it can provide people with a voice. Art has the power to arouse emotions in those who see it, leading them to rally for change.
Vanha-Koskipään kartanon entinen päärakennus on toiminut Maila Talvio -salonki taidenäyttelyn estradina vuodesta 1983. 1980-luvun alussa Maila Talvio -salonki kuvataidenäyttelyyn kelpuutettiin ainoastaan naistaiteilijoiden teoksia, mutta nykyisin näyttelyyn voivat tulla kutsutuiksi kaikki ammatillisesti pätevöityneet taiteilijat ja nuoret uraansa alkuvaiheissa olevat, tulevat mestarit.
Näyttelyn järjestäjänä toimii Hartolan kunnan kulttuuritoimi.
Taidemaalari Zamuel Huben maalauksia Technpoliksessa.
Viime vuosina Hube on tehnyt maalauksia Tuulitehdas -teemalla ja jatkaa osin samalla linjalla. Osassa näyttelyn teoksia Tuulitehtaiden läsnäolo on konkreettisempaa ja osassa Hube kokeilee siipiensä kantavuutta ilman Tuulitehtaiden purjeiden tuomaa nostetta. Osassa maalauksia painottomuus on itsestäänselvyys.
Huben tuotantoon tutustuneille näyttelyn yllättävimmät avaukset ovat todennäköisesti avaruusaiheiset teokset ”Elon tie” tai ”Aurinkotuulten tutkimista Tuulitehtaalla”.
Yllättävänä avauksena voi myös pitää abstraktia maalausta ”Konversion kaiku”, joka poikkeaa muusta teoskokonaisuudesta silmiin pistävästi.
Näyttelyn kuraattorina toimi taidemaalari Ville Räty
32 artists has been selected for the group exhibition.
Taiteilijat/artists: Riikka Ahlfors, Soili Arha, Mikael Asikainen, Rasmus Förster, Anssi Hanhela, Mollu Heino, Mari Isotalo, Alma Jantunen, Leena Juvonen, Keanne van de Kreeke, Tiina Laitanen, Samuel Lehikoinen, Maria Leppänen, Zamuel Hube, Sanna Majander, Seppo Manninen, Tiina Marjeta, Jaana Mattsson, Tiina Nevalainen, Suvi Nurmi, Pirjo Nykänen, Matti Närekangas, Eljas Perheentupa, Johanna Pöykkö, Anna Reivilä, Seppo Renvall, Simo Rouhiainen, Outi Savolainen, Pertti Toikkanen, Hanna Varis, Jari Vesterinen, Tiina Wallius
Viljamakasiinin yläkerrassa tunnelma vaihtuu unenomaiseksi tavalla, jossa miehinen muuttuu herkäksi ja utuiseksi. Zamuel Huben painovoimaa uhmaava fiktiivinen Tuulitehtaiden maailma kylpee auringonvalossa ja hyvässä tuulessa. Reippaat ja notkeat merimiehet reivaavat purjeita surrealistisissa ja kitsintarkoissa rakennelmissa väsymättä kiipeillen. Nämä arjen sankarit kääntävät sosialistisen realismin urotyöt meri-ilman tuoksuiseksi kiiltokuvamaailmaksi, toiveikkaaksi utopiaksi.