The Book Fair opens on Wednesday 8 October, with the opening ceremony on Tuesday evening. Our speakers at the opening ceremony are author Sofi Oksanen, PhD Pasi Sahlberg and Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö. That is when Finland’s pavilion will be officially opened. Finland’s Minister of Culture and Housing, Pia Viitanen, will cut the ribbon, andTango Orchestra Unto will play Finnish tango music for the guests.
Finland’s presence is also visible elsewhere around Frankfurt, including in the form of art exhibition publications. The opening of the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition on 1 October attracted a sizeable crowd. Friday 3 October was the Potretti exhibition opened at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, featuring works by seven contemporary Finnish art photographers: Elina Brotherus, Ulla Jokisalo, Harri Pälviranta, Nelli Palomäki, Raakel Kuukka, Iiu Susiraja and Santeri Tuori.
The Frankfurt Book Fair, which begins for industry insiders on October 8, is the world’s largest literary event. It attracts some 300,000 people, including about 9,000 media representatives.
Program is here.
More materials on Finnland Cool website here.