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Helsinki Biennial 2023 is delighted to share the 29 international artists and collectives participating in its second edition, New Directions May Emerge, curated by Joasia Krysa and produced by HAM Helsinki Art Museum. Opening to the public on 12 June, an annual Helsinki Day celebration in in the Finnish capital, the biennial comprises around 50% new commissions and site-specific works which engage with some of the pressing issues of our time, encompassing environmental damage, political conflict and the impact of technology.

This year, the biennial’s central location of Vallisaari Island in the Helsinki archipelago will have a particular emphasis on outdoor artworks which subtly operate in dialogue with the surrounding environment and its unique ecosystem. In addition, a 20-minute ferry ride away, artworks and the wider biennial programme sprawl across mainland venues including HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Stoa and Caisa Cultural Centers, other public spaces in the city, and online, accessible via helsinkibiennial.fi.

Metsähallitus is the main partner of the Helsinki Biennial. Cooperation with the HAM Helsinki Art Museum Foundation and the bienniale's 2023 theme New directions can be born brings opportunities for Metsähallitus to guide visitors to a nature experience in addition to art. Metsähallitus Nature Services develops Vallisaari as a responsible, versatile and easily accessible nature destination. The goal is to bring out diverse nature and history in a modern and inclusive way.

Luontoon.fi 30.3.2023

helsinkibiennaali.fi 30.3.2023