Los moimoi de Fuengirola

Riiko Sakkinen

245 x 310 mm, hard cover
180 pages
Writers Pauli Sivonen, Riiko Sakkinen
Layout Ville Karppanen
Finnish, English
ISBN 978-952-7441-79-4
Serlachius Museums
54 €

Los moimoi de Fuengirola is an exhibition and research project through which artist Riiko Sakkinen (b. 1976) explores notions of Finnish identity. Located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Fuengirola is home to a community of around 30,000 Finns, the majority of whom never bother to learn the local language or customs. They live their own semi-isolated lives, spending their time comfortably in Finnish bars and relying on the services of their own Finnish shops and institutions. The Fuengirola local government has gone so far as to name itself  “Finland’s southernmost town”. The research project is a meditation on the essence of Finnishness presented in the guise of an anthropological study. The book’s editor is Pauli Sivonen, Director of the Serlachius Museums.