Kauko Räsänen FIDEM XXII, 1990
Kauko Räsänen, Tampere Art Museum, 2001
Kari Juva, FIDEM XV, 1973
The congress exhibition Art Medal in a Global World at Tampere Art Museum is open to the public between June 17th and August 29th 2010. The art medals displayed at the exhibition have been made after FIDEM XXX Colorado Springs 2007 and thus they represent the latest medals of the FIDEM member countries. The exhibition gives an excellent view of what is going on globally in medallic art today. This time the visitor will see both art medals and works of sculpture by Finnish sculptors at the same time – for the very first time on these occasions. The title of the parallel exhibition is Talking Substance - Nearby Sculpture.
The total number of art medals is near 1,000 – the number of sides of medals about 1,200. The national quotas of each country were confirmed by the delegates’ meeting in Tampere in June 2009. The exhibition has no particular theme, which means that the artists have choosen their motifs freely.
For the first time in the history of FIDEM congress exhibitions it has been it has been decided that only a FIDEM artist or an artist whose exhibition fee has been taken care of otherwise may have his/her medals displayed in this exhibition. The exhibition fee including the catalogue is € 40 and without the catalogue € 20. Further information on how to pay is avalaible at www.fidem-medals.org.
Submission form (pdf)
Inventory form (pdf)
Proforma invoice (pdf)
Tampere Art Museum will publish the FIDEM XXXI exhibition catalogue in four colours, which contains a complete list of the medals displayed and one photo per medal per artist. The catalogue will be mainly in Finnish and English, but e.g. the introductions of each participating country covering the latest national events will be in English and in French. The information package will be most updated and circumstantial.
Since the number of pictures published is limited, every catalogue will contain a DVD diskette with a complete gallery of the medals displayed.
About Tampere Art Museum -
the Scene of FIDEM XXXI Exhibition
Tampere Art Museum was founded in 1931 and is maintained by the City of Tampere. Its collections consist of about 14,000 works of art, an important part of which is the collection of art medals perpetually deposited in the museum by the Guild of Medallic Art of Finland. This collection gives a representative picture of modern Finnish medallic art. The museum was originally designed by C.L.Engel, the architect, as a granary at Pyynikki Square. The museum is well within a walking distance from Tampere Hall, but bus transport will be arranged when needed.
Coinciding with the exhibition at Tampere Art Museum art medals as well as Finnish works of sculpture are being displayed at Gallery Saskia. The exhibition has been compiled by the Guild of Medallic Art in Finland.
“The Capercaillie” i.e. is the City Library of Tampere will exhibit art medals on Finnish authors, the Lenin Museum will show sovjet medals and decorations and Hiekka Art Museum medals from it's own collection. Helsinki Post Museum, in Helsinki, will exhibit art medals that have stamps as their theme. Information on all the other exhibitions in Tampere in summer 2010 can be found at www.tampere.fi/english/tourism.