Helsinki Biennial 2023 opens to the public on 11 June. Media representatives are welcome to the biennial’s preview on Thursday 8 June. The preview begins at 10 am at HAM Helsinki Art Museum, and continues on Vallisaari Island.
PRESS DAY PROGRAMME
10 a.m. Press briefing begins at HAM Helsinki Art Museum
When arriving at the press event, media representatives will be given ferry passes to access Vallisaari.
- 10.15–10.30 Speeches and biennial introduction
- 10.45–11.30 Media representatives are free to explore HAM Helsinki Art Museum’s biennial exhibition.
The media event will continue on Vallisaari in the Helsinki Archipelago
- 11.30 The first bus leaves from in front of HAM (Eteläinen Rautatiekatu) for the Vallisaari ferry (Lyypekinlaituri by the biennial pavilion, next to the Vanha Kauppahalli / Old Market Hall) leaving at 12.00.
- 12.00 The second bus leaves from in front HAM (Eteläinen Rautatiekatu) for the Vallisaari ferry (Lyypekinlaituri by the biennial pavilion, next to the Vanha Kauppahalli / Old Market Hall) leaving at 12.30.
- Media representatives are free to explore Helsinki Biennial’s Vallisaari exhibition until 18.00.
- Helsinki Biennial representatives, event staff, and a great number of biennial artists will be present on Vallisaari.
- Please submit interview requests in connection with the accreditation.
- On Vallisaari, you can move freely on marked paths. Please note that the complete biennial route is approximately three kilometres long, and the route is not entirely accessible.
Media representatives will return from Vallisaari to Kauppatori (Market Square) independently.
- Return transports to the mainland leave from the Torpedolahti pier according to regular services. Check the ferry schedule here.
- Trip duration is approximately 20 minutes.
You can also accreditate to visit the biennial at a later date.