ARCO Madrid, Focus on Finland

Finnish artist Heta Kuchka in front of his video «The Sky's A Falling And We Better Hurry Up Or The Both Of Us Are Dead»

Finnish artist Hetta Kuchka in front of the video «The Sky’s A Falling And We Better Hurry Up Or The Both Of Us Are Dead»


Madrid hosted the ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair between 19 and 23 February. This event has become a firm fixture on the calendar, and in 2014 around 150 curators and directors from special guest museums celebrate its 33rd edition. The over 200 participating galleries from all over the world exhibit paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, video, new media, drawing and prints.  Finland being the guest of honour at the ARCO Madrid Contemporary Art Fair and the Helsinki Sanomat gave me an assignment to cover the event. In the picture my favorite work: a video installation by Hetta Kutchka.

A House of Concrete I-Beams and Steel Girders

Anton García, an Madrid architect shares the house with his partner, Débora Mesa, an architect who worked on the design, and his children, Antón, 8, and Alejandro, 1. Anton has designed his place that is built out of infrastructure pieces. See the slideshow on the Nytimes: