Maanantai Collective is formed by a group of eight artists from Helsinki.
"Catalyzing the group’s initial formation in 2011 was the shared experience of a joint trip to the Lofoten Islands in Norway; its aim being “to escape North”. Whether in connection with the sailing trips or the nightly wanderings which followed, the poetic and absurdist exploration of natural topographies, scale, and distance, and with this, the condition of human relationality and the self as a terrain of both known and unknown environments, prevails as a theme in the works that have evolved since 2011. Investigating the very idea of travel and navigation itself, the reassurance of secured routes and fixed destinations is deliberately discarded by the group—crystalising an itinerary of escape into the wild."
Text by Gallery Taik Persons
Maanantai Collective has exhibited widely in Europe, latest in following venues:
2016 Fotografia Europea, Italy
2015 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2015 Institut Finlandais, Paris, France
2015 Galerie Van der Mieden, Brussels, Belgium
2014 Gallery Taik Persons, Germany
2014 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland

Maanantai Collective has also published a book, Nine Nameless Mountains with Kehrer Verlag, 2013
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