In addition to the VIP events Helsinki Biennial is free to experience for VIP guests. Ferry ticket to Vallisaari costs 8,49 €
Opening hours during 2.9.-4.9. as follows:
Wed–Fri 11–20, Sat–Sun 11–18
More information about the ferries:
Online ticket purchases:
Helsinki Biennial presents 41 artists or collectives from Finland and around the world. You can spot artworks on Vallisaari along a marked trail both outdoors and inside historical buildings, gunpowder cellars, and empty residential buildings. The trail is about three kilometres long, and the artworks are marked on informational maps along the trail. The maps also have information about Vallisaari’s cafés and services as well as Helsinki Biennial’s info desk and shop.
More information: https://helsinkibiennaali.fi/en/for-visitors/
Events on the island 4.9:
Meiju Niskala: It Occurred to Me, But a Bit Too Late
Meiju Niskala has created a participatory work in which visitors roam the island’s rocky shores and meadows following instructions they hear via a headset. This public art happening is informed by Niskala’s background as a performance artist and writer. The work can also be described as a poetic and participatory audio work revolving around various types of encounters, with people encountering themselves, other people, nonhuman species and the environment. Niskala describes her practice as one of radical empathy. She believes that empathy should play a bigger role in society, especially in today’s troubled times: now more than ever, we need the desire and ability to understand each other better.
No pre-registration required.
Performance times: 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17.00
Length: about 30 minutes
Hanna Tuulikki: Under Forest Cover
Drawing on the themes of Hanna Tuulikki’s installation, the live performance will take the audience on a physical and metaphorical journey into-and-out-of metsänpeitto (forest cover), animating the Vallisaari woodland with gesture and song.
Length: 30 minutes