HAM will re-open to the public in a limited capacity on 8 June
HAM Helsinki Art Museum will re-open to the public in a limited capacity on Tuesday 8 June 2021. The re-opening will coincide with the opening of German artist Katharina Grosse’s exhibition Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us at Tennispalatsi. Grosse is internationally renowned for her large spatial paintings that she spray-paints over objects, architecture and landscape. In her first private exhibition in Finland, she will be taking over both of the arched halls on the upper floor of HAM. On display will be two new pieces for which the artist will transform the exhibition spaces into massive, all-encompassing spatial works of art. Grosse will be painting one of the two pieces on-site, using the bright and vibrant colours characteristic of her art. Defying the conventions of two-dimensionality, Grosse’s paintings can be considered a form of intervention, painting as she does over architecture and surfaces while paying no heed to boundaries, or as a membrane between different realities.
Continuing in Tennispalatsi are the Lallukka – Life in the Home of Artists exhibition examining the colourful past and present of the cultural monument, and Perttu Saksa’s White Arch, in which the works were inspired by sculptor Laila Pullinen’s estate, especially the tools she used. Visitors can also enjoy the Tove Jansson exhibition, and Inka Bell’s Passage exhibition at the HAM Gallery focused on new modern art.
HAM will be opened 8.6. to a restricted number of customers so that visitors are genuinely able to keep a safe distance of two metres from each other. Up to ten people are permitted in one space at a time and a maximum of 50 people will be permitted in the museum at a time. Museum staff will monitor the situation and instruct visitors so that we are able to maintain sufficient distances. The re-opening will be supported with advance ticket sales and registration, where possible.
HAM’s opening hours are changing
From 8 June onwards, HAM Helsinki Art Museum in Tennispalatsi will have the following opening hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 11:30–19:00
The museum is closed on Mondays
HAM continues to offer plenty of art online
In addition to indoor exhibitions, HAM also continues to offer plenty of art on its website. The photographs and video pieces in the Everyday Strangeness online exhibition challenge viewers to look beyond routines. The exhibition is produced by HAM and Helsinki City Museum. During the spring, HAM is also offering a wide variety of digital content on its website and social media channels, such as peeks into the exhibitions and behind the scenes of museum work.