The event will be held on the island of Vallisaari close to the Finnish capital

Tourism map of Vallisaari. Source: Artguide

The first Helsinki Biennial will take place in June 2020. The island of Vallisaari off the coast of the Finnish capital is chosen as the place to host the exhibition presented by the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM), Artguide reports.

The project’s aim is to “communicate the diverse and dynamic nature of the contemporary Finnish art scene”, and engender “links and collaborations with the wider global artistic landscape.” The official curatorial concept of the event will be announced in autumn 2019

The exhibition will be curated by Pirkko Siitari and Taru Tappola, chief curators at the Helsinki Art Museum. Both will work under supervision of HAM’s director Maija Tanninen-Mattila

The biennial will present plenty of new site-specific installations commissioned by HAM and created by local and international artists. Installations will be placed on the island, in the city and in the museum

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