The Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki is an independent part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art.
It supports all forms and kinds of innovative artistic activity. It does not function merely as an intermediary along the linear progression of artist – work of art – public, but serves as an active enabler, facilitating and encouraging communication between the artist and the public.
The staff of the Centre pay close attention to social realities and stay abreast of international trends in contemporary art. We share the hopes and concerns of the artist; we participate in networks exchanging cultural products and experience; we seek to support young artists in their first professional endeavours, offering a platform to showcase their work and back it up with theoretical documentation. We plan and implement our own in-house productions, undertaken in a generous, open-minded spirit without a priori exclusions or exclusivities; we seek productive collaborations which will serve the shared objective of a multi-faceted support for, and promotion of, the arts.
The central philosophy behind the planning of our exhibitions reflects a desire to expand the range of systems of arts education, to present themed exhibitions which will reflect the spirit of the time, along with special tributes to established artists.
Among the key priorities of the Centre are to enlarge the public audience for the arts, to support conventional exhibitions with a variety of parallel actions and educational programmes, to network and collaborate with our counterparts in other countries, to enhance communication through use of the internet, and to stage artistic actions in the public space.