During September 2012, Galleria Huuto will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Jätkäsaari Makasiini L3, Helsinki. The AAARGH! – 10 years later exhibition features some 70 Huuto artists’ works and performances that will take over a thousand square meters inside an old warehouse. The exhibition will also offer other activities, such as Satamadantsut which combines music, performance art and video works from Finland, Estonia and Mongolia.
The artists contributing to the anniversary exhibition are: Pasi Autio, Maija Blåfield, Ulu Braun, Marina Ciglar, Eeva-Leena Eklund, Kaisa Eriksson, Erika Erre, Kaarina Haka, Eija Hakkola, Kaisaleena Halinen, Terhi Heino, Anja Helminen, Vesa Hjort, Antti Hämäläinen, Beata Joutsen, Salla Järvinen,Jussi Karhunkorva, Elina Katara, Mauri Kuitula, Kimmo Kumela, Johanna Lecklin, Niina Lehtonen-Braun, Mari Leskinen,Marjo Levlin, Virve Lukka, Maija Luutonen, Sampo Malin, Paula Martikainen & Heli Hietala, Tiia Matikainen, Tiina Mielonen, Juhana Moisander, Kasper Muttonen, Pasi Mälkiä, Pilvi Ojala, Essi Ojanperä, Kaarina Ormio, Reija Palo-Oja,Sari Palosaari, Sami Pennanen, Outi Pieski, Pink Twins, Laura Pohjonen, Vesa Puhakka, Paula Puoskari, Tuomo Rainio,Mirka Raito, Satu Rautiainen, Miia Rinne, Jaakko Rustanius, Hanna Saarikoski, Maiju Salmenkivi, Katariina Salmijärvi,Hans-Peter Schütt, Elina Strandberg, Minna Suoniemi, Aleksi Tolonen, Tapio Tuominen, Tatu Tuominen, Markus Tuormaa, Kalle Turakka Purhonen, Ilona Valkonen, Marja Viitahuhta, Thomas Westphal, Annu Wilenius & Oula Salokannel, Dominik Wlodarek, Heli Änkö and Charlotta Östlund.
Huuto was created as an answer to the need for space to display contemporary art. Galleria Huuto was originally established in 2002 as a one-year project by a group of young artists. There was a need for an artist-run gallery that was separate from cultural institutions and independent of the art market hierarchies. Huuto was, therefore, also about the professional preconditions for operating in the expanding field of visual arts. Since then, 35–50 exhibitions have been held annually at the two Huuto galleries. In addition, the gallery has taken part in various international projects from touring exhibitions to exchange exhibitions. In ten years, the group committed to running the gallery has grown into an artist initiative with 90 members.
Characteristic of the gallery, AAARGH! – 10 years later is a versatile and proud demonstration of the importance of the artist-run Galleria Huuto for Finnish visual arts.
The anniversary exhibition has been supported by the Finnish Art Association and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.