12 Jun - 18 Sep, 2023
Helsinki Biennial 2023 reveals "New Directions May Emerge" as the title of its second edition, which will bring together around 30 established and emerging artists and collectives from Finland and across the world. Curated by Joasia Krysa, the biennial reflects on some of the major issues of our time that appear irresolvable, such as environmental damage, political conflict and the effects of technology.
New Directions May Emerge adopts its title from a quote by anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, who proposes learning from (the art of) “noticing.” With close attention to other people, animals, plants, environment, data, and other entities around us, the biennial explores how we might find new ways of living in, and understanding, the world.
For 2023, the biennial expands beyond the island of Vallisaari to the city of Helsinki—the world’s northern-most metropolitan area—to embrace its position in the Gulf of Finland. Other biennial locations include HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Cultural Centres across the city, and online.