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EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions list

Resilient Futures

Dates happen: 2018-06-27 ... 2018-09-27

Resilient Futures

June 5, 2018 | PCAI Piraeus, 24 Dervenakion str.

June 27 - September 23, 2018 | Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center (Warehouse B1, Harbor)

A co-production of the Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI) and the Center for Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki

Curator: Syrago Tsiara

Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI) collaborates with the Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, co-organizing the exhibition "Resilient Futures". An exhibition focusing on the concept of durability that brings together the ports of Piraeus and of Thessaloniki; two of the most important ports of our country will be united through contemporary art in a symbolic manner.

From June 5th to September 23rd 2018, the two cities are bridged together on the occasion of a unique venture dedicated to video art and environmental awareness, through works of prominent international artists.

In regards to resilience, we refer to the means and strategies by which people, communities and institutions adapt to changing circumstances and seek imaginative ways to survive and cope with the consequences of natural and man-made disruptions and to support weak populations.

As a concept, resilience refers primarily to the principles of flexibility, inclusiveness, consistency and robustness, that is to say, the values ​​on which a city must invest in order to enhance the sense of belonging amongst its citizens and of joint responsibility in managing the public sphere and to ensure its future sustainability.

 

Piraeus

The launch of this co-operation will take place on the World Environment Day on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 19:30, at the PCAI headquarters in Piraeus (Dervenakion 24, 185 45) through an art event, a unique prelude to the Thessaloniki exhibition.

During the PCAI event Athanasios Polychronopoulos, director of the organization and Syrago Tsiara, curator and director of the Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, will talk about this cooperation. Visitors will also be able to enjoy video art works and installations from the PCAI exhibited at the headquarters of the organization in Piraeus in the 24 Dervenakion building.

* PCAI Event Attendance by Reservation Only at +302104060088, 6948500531

Thessaloniki

Next stop will be the Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center in the Port’s Warehouse B1 with the "Resilient Futures" exhibition hosted from 27 June to 23 September 2018 (Opening: Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 20:00. opening hours: Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-22:00).

Syrago Tsiara states about the exhibition: "How do visual artists visualize the future of the planet, and how do they critisize people's relationships in regards to nature, economic systems, development policies and natural resources exploitation and public space? The Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center of the State Museum of Contemporary Art organizes an international exhibition of contemporary art in collaboration with Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI), bringing together artists of different origins, expressing mainly through video art, and directly or suggestively, refer to urban, environmental and social resilience and sustainability."

A bilingual catalogue (Greek-English) published by CACT Editions in collaboration with PCAI accompanies the show.

Participating artists: Loukia Alavanou, George Drivas, Mairi Zigouri,  Hertog and Nadler, Vassilis Karouk, Eva Kotakova, Oliver Ressler – Janny Begg, Mika Rottenberg, Stafanos Tsivopoulos, Saskia Olde Wolbers


Relevant links:

www.pcai.gr | www.greekstatemuseum.com  | www.cact.gr

 

More about Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI)


Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Executive Director of Polyeco Group, aiming to inform and raise awareness of environmental and social issues through contemporary art. The transition to moving image in the last decades as a dominant expressive medium is the main reason for PCAI primary focus on video and film.

PCAI directly commissions international and Greek artists to create artworks on environmental issues while also feeding on issues of artistic practice.

Up to today, PCAI has commissioned 14 moving image projects by renowned Greek and international artists, amongst which are Wu Tsang (nominated for Guggenheim Hugo Boss Prize 2018), Eva Kotatkova (Metropolitan Museum 2018) and George Drivas (57th Venice Biennale). Eleven of these works were originally presented in the context of PCAI’s, Paradoxic Paradoxes exhibition at the Benaki Museum in 2017.

PCAI collaborates and supports organizations and artists through a wide range of activities. With commitment and sensitivity to its role in society, PCAI also organizes and implements PCAI Junior, a series of educational programs for children designed to increase environmental awareness through digital art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Start
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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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