Happy New Year 2018!
The year 2017 has come to it’s end, and we would like to thank you all for a wonderful year! Much has happened, and looking back makes us extremely happy and excited about what we achieved, and all that is to come in the following year.
During this past year, Lokal has curated and executed eight exhibitions. As a new concept, we had several solo exhibitions, as well as our trademark group exhibitions. In these exhibitions, we proudly presented some of the most talented local artists and designers. We thank all the artists who participated – much of our work is possible purely thanks to the gifted and skilled people who surround us. In addition to our exhibitions, Lokal collaborated with several different parties to make the year even more exciting. We joined Institut Finlandais in the wonderful KOTI sleepover project, and had the wonderful opportunity of having a pop up shop during the installation at Tori Korttelit. In creating TypoCraftHelsinki’17, Lokal collaborated with Gallery Factory and invited ten South Korean artist to join the exhibition. Lokal also participated in the Habitare 2017 Design fair with interior architect and designer Hanni Koroma, and in our pursuit of spreading the joy of the Lokal artists and creators, we joined the international art platform Artsy.
Lokal celebrated it’s 5 year anniversary and was honoured by the state with the State Design Award 2017. As a goal for the coming year, we hope to expand our international collaborations, as well as host exciting exhibitions and events here in Helsinki.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year, and thanking you for all the beautiful experiences of 2017!