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Ambiguous bodies - timeless interpretations

Dates happen: 27/01/2018 ... 24/03/2018

Ambiguous bodies - timeless interpretations – Part Β’

Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (Warehouse B1, port area)
January 27 - March 24, 2018

From the vague representations of antiquity and up to present time, gender, body and its ambiguous or clarified identity, remain fundamental issues, constantly revolving their interpretive and sociological strategies.

Using as an inspirational foundation the Cypriot prehistoric figurines, and in particular the notable lack of clarity regarding their gender indications, artists from Cyprus and Greece, assuming the role of “creative archaeologists”- are invited to creatively approach this major interpretive issue, which today employs to a large extent, post-cultural theory: gender, the body and its sex, the ambiguity (or refusal) of gender, as it has been shaped and formed for centuries. The artists are invited to construct (or de-construct) stereotypes, to shape their own fertile arguments on controversial gender identities.

 

Participating artists:

Yiannis Avramides, John Bardakos, Evangelia Basdeki, Lizzie Calligas, Kyriacos Cabadakis, Kostis Fokas, Elina Ioannou, Niki Kanagini, Anneta Kapon, Akis Karanos, Maria Lianou, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Natasha Papadopoulou, Michalis Papamichael, Charalambos Sergiou, Vaso Hadjoulli Sergiou, Panicos Tembriotis

Glitch Artists Collective (onlineweb project)

Alexandros Plomaritis (opening performance, 27/01/2018)

Hector Mavridis – Anat Pick – Costis Drygianakis (closing performance 24/03/2018)

Curator: Areti Leopoulou, Art historian - curator CACT/SMCA

Co- production:
- NeMe Arts Center, Limassol (20 May-3 June, 2017, Part A of the exhibition)
- Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki - State Museum of Contemporary Art (Part B of the exhibition)

Coordination in Cyprus: NeMe | Coordination in Greece: CACT

 

~~~ PARALLE EVENTS ~~~

From February 8th and on every Thursday afternoon at 20:00 at the Center for Contemporary Art - Warehouse B1, with the entrance ticket (for details about tickets see also here)

In the frame of the parallel events of the exhibition Ambiguous bodies - timeless interpretations, a documentary film is presented about a different perspective of the body, as a carrier of political choices and of its own social self-significance.

My Name Is Janez Janša is a 2012 documentary film about three contemporary artists, one of them the film director, who in 2007 all changed their name to that of Janez Janša, the then Prime Minister of Slovenia.

Signified as an artistic gesture this particular name change provoked a wide range of interpretations in art circles in Slovenia and abroad as well as among journalists and the general public. From banter to conspiracy. In the documentary individuals, artists and academics from all over the world share their thoughts about the meaning and purpose of one’s name from both private and public perspectives. Reasons for changing one's name are explored as the film draws references from history, popular culture and individual experiences.

In Slovenia the film has been labelled as pornographic and as degenerate artby some of the press close to the government. On the other hand, the director of Slovenian Film Centre in his analysis said that the film is not to be judged by politicians, but by film critics and the audience.

http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/

Exhibition Start
6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art 30-09-2017
John Berger: A Radical Humanist 04-03-2017
The Right To Be Human 19-01-2017
STERGIOS DELIALIS DESIGNER. 55 YEARS GRAPHICS - SPACES - CONSTRUCTIONS - AND A DESIGN MUSEUM 08-07-2016
ENIGAMI 01-04-2016
Images of Our Other Self 12-03-2016
Occupy, Resist, Produce 12-03-2016
Flying over the Abyss 07-11-2015
7Ply Project 09-10-2015
5TH THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 23-06-2015
THE BODY AND OTHER SMALL TALES: PERFORMANCE AT THE STATE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTIONS 21-03-2015
Theodoros Zafeiropoulos. Quest of Query. Interpretations of the Actual 23-01-2015
Stefanos Tsivopoulos: History Zero 03-10-2014
Exhibition "TEMPUS RITUALIS " 27-06-2014
"It is all lies – Museum of self-esteem" Natassa Poulantza – Giorgos Tserionis 10-05-2014
Body Memory 29-03-2014
16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 15-03-2014
4th THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART Mediterranean temperament? Regional stereotypes and other myths Young Artists' Workshop 24-01-2014
4TH THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART MAIN PROGRAMME Exhibition “Tradition-Reversal 18-09-2013
1, 2, 3, b4 18-06-2013
I Have a Dream 29-03-2013
15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival "Thessaloniki 101" 16-03-2013
Places of memory – Fields of vision 21-12-2012
Samkura: A Journey 23-10-2012
It' s the Political Economy, Stupid 27-06-2012
Caroline May | Photini Papahatzi| Maria Paschalidou 11-05-2012
?MYSTERIA? exhibition / Chryse Tsiota, Vasilis Zografos 27-03-2012
?Urban Survivors? - 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century 11-03-2012
?Party?s over-Starts over? | Lydia Dambassina 13-01-2012
Disquieting Muses 05-07-2011
PETRONELLA OORTMAN by Katerina Zacharopoulou 26-05-2011
Animacall: The animation project 2011 at the CACT 17-03-2011
Photography Exhibition 11-03-2011
Domestic Scene. Niki Kanagini 20-12-2010
Lizzie Calligas / Metoikesis 13-12-2010
AIKATERINI GEGISIAN, DIEGO GARCIA (2010) 03-12-2010
?ISOLE MAI TROVATE ? ISLANDS NEVER FOUND? 28-06-2010
Athena Tacha: from the Public to the Private 22-10-2010
Lizzie Calligas. Metoikesis. 24-04-2010
Athena Tacha: from the Public to the Private 16-01-2010
Joan Miró?s printmaking workshops. Editions and Projects of Contemporary Art 07-10-2009
2nd THESSALONKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 24-05-2009
I create therefore I am 19-12-2008
Tribute to the European Interwar Cinema 15-11-2008
NO BORDERS, JUST N.E.W.S. (NORTH, EAST, WEST, SOUTH) 19-06-2008
REVOLUTION I LOVE YOU 05-05-2008
GENIUS SECULI_Despina Meimaroglou & Deimantas Narkevicius ENGLISH INFO 06-03-2008
THE SILENCE - Evanthia Tsantila 17-11-2007
ΙΝ ΤΗΕ ΝΑΜΕ ΟF by Leda Papaconstantinou 22-09-2007
PUBLIC SCREEN Project 17-09-2007
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP OF YOUNG ARTISTS 22-05-2007
I'M ONLY HUMAN Contemporary video art 19-01-2007
Eve Sussman & the Rufus Corporation 19-11-2006
WOMAN AND TRADITION 28-08-2006

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