Taiko, the marketplace for Finnish art, and Kesko have entered into an agreement regarding the art project at Kesko's new headquarter K-kampus. The cooperation consists of planning and executing the art experience at K-kampus.
Initially, Kesko acquires curator services from Taiko. The curator will among other things go through Kesko's art collection and give suggestions on how to complement it with art from Taiko.
"For the art project we chose a partner who, in addition to art, can provide services that support the different aspects of the project as well as curator expertise", says Kesko's Visual Manager Päivi Laitinen-Slotte.
Art curator Susanne Procopé Ilmonen, who has been involved in for instance the art reform at Hanasaari cultural centre, began working on the K-kampus project during the summer.
"It has been very interesting to go through Kesko's broad and valuable art collection and to combine it with contemporary art", Susanne says.
Kesko's Visual Manager Päivi Laitinen-Slotte and curator Susanne Procopé Ilmonen.
According to Taiko's CEO Patrik Edman, the cooperation shows the need among companies for a versatile art partner.
"It is very positive that a company such as Kesko invests in art through which to provide experiences to its personnel, visitors as well as its partners."
Visual artist Pasi Rauhala is one of the artists, whose art could fit in Kesko's new headquarters, according to Taiko's curator. In the pictures Pasi Rauhala's and Petri Eskelinen's public video relief Finding and the Cave, 2017, in a school in Outokumpu.
K-kampus, built in the Kalasatama district of Helsinki, will after its completion in 2019 house around 1700 employees.
Taiko is an online marketplace, providing unique art to both consumers and companies. In addition to art, Taiko provides versatile services to companies, such as curator services, alternating exhibitions as well as planning and execution of art competitions.
Taiko offers more than 4000 artworks by over 400 artists. Taiko is owned by limited company Demosarte Oy Ab, situated in Turku.