5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art: Parallel Exhibitions.

5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

Old Intersections -Make it New III

Main Exhibition:

Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will

June 23 – September 30, 2015

General Directorship: Katerina Koskina
Curator of the main exhibition: Katerina Gregos

The Biennale will be inaugurated on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 20:00, at the Pavilion 6 (Leof Stratou & 3rd Septemvriou St, TIF-HELEXPO premises).

Parallel exhibitions:

Exhibition on the issue of gender and self-determination.
Participating artists: Lynda Benglis (USA), Ursula Biemann (CH), Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz (CH-DE / DE), Marianne Darlen Solhaugstrand (NO), Yevgeniy Fiks (RU / USA), Kostis Fokas (GR / UK, Hector de Gregorio (UK), Igor Grubic (HR), David Hockney (UK), Deborah Kelly & Tina Fiveash (AU), Majida Khattari (MA/FR), Carlos Motta (CO / USA), Slava Mogutin (RU/USA), Natasha Papadopoulou (GR), Antonis Protopatsis (GR), Wolfgang Tillmans (DE/UK), Boryana Rossa – Oleg Mavromatti (BG / USA-RU), Milica Tomic (RS)

Duration: 17.06 – 31.07.2015
Venue: Thessaloniki City Hall
Curators “Ident-alter-ity”: Theodore Markoglou, Syrago Tsiara

Also, in the framework of the exhibition “Ident-alter-ity”:
A) “Identalterity – But still in one piece”
Exhibition in the frame of the international open call by Action Field Kodra.
Participating artists: Katerina Athanasopoulou (GR), Marilena Aligizaki (GR), Angeliki Avgitidou (GR), Chiara Bertin (IT), Eva Vei Geromichalou (GR), Marina Genadieve (GR), Fred Koenig (GR), George Petrou (CY), Trix Rosen (USA), Kelly Skoularioti (GR), Manuel Vason (IT)
Curators “Ident-alter-ity – But still in one piece”: Dimitris Michalaros, Chief Director of Action Field Kodra, Anthi Argyriou-Panagis Koutsokostas, Curators of Action Field Kodra

B) Ident-alter-ity. Gender trouble in contemporary art
A symposium which draws its central keys of reference from the politics of gender representation in art, contemporary theory and activist experience.
Symposium date: June 18, 2015, 16.00 – 21.00,
Venue: multiple uses conference room, Thessaloniki City Hall
Speakers: Yevgeniy Fiks, Marina Galanou, David Getsy, Dimitris Michalaros, Slava Mogutin, Boryana Rossa, Jules Rosskam, Syrago Tsiara, Kostas Yannakopoulos.

ollaborating Institutions: State Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, City of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Pride, Action Field Kodra-Municipality of Kalamaria

“HEL(L)AS! Everywhere!”
Exhibition of works by Konstantinos Xenakis in a “silent dialogue” with the antiquities in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

Duration: 23.06 – 30.09.2015
Place: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

4th Thessaloniki Performance Festival
11 performances from Greek and international artists, two tributes and exhibitions, video performances, workshop, one-day conference and an opening concert.

Duration: 29.06-9.07.2015
Venue: various public and private spaces in the city
Curator – Coordinator: Eirini Papakonstantinou

Artists / Participations: Giorgos Bakalos (workshop, GR), Márcio Carvalho (PT), Harry Elektron & Rosita (concert, GR), Victoria Gray (UK), Leda Papaconstantinou (tribute-GR), Jonas Kocher – Dafni Stefanou – Janosch Perler- Ruedy Schwyn (CH/GR), Mischa Kuball (DE), Carlos Martiel (CU), Medie Megas (GR), Rhiannon Morgan (GR/UK), Surabhi Saraf (IN/USA), SUKA OFF (PL), Ulay (tribute & performance, DE), Cyprus International Performance Art Festival (CY), Videoplay (AR)

Kazimir Malevich and his students. 100 years after the Black Square. Russian avant garde works from the Costakis collection of the SMCA”
Taking as its point of departure the 100th anniversary of the creation of Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square”, the most emblematic artwork in the history of the Russian avant garde movement, and the appearance of Suprematism, the State Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits artworks and archival material from the Costakis collection, which refer to the historic “Last Futurist Exhibition 0,10”, Suprematism itself, Malevich’s students and the educational role of the artist.

Duration: 19.05 – 10.10.2015
Venue: State Museum of Contemporary Art
Curator: Maria Tsantsanoglou