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7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. TAKING A STANCE

Dates happen: 11/10/2019 ... 16/02/2020

STASIS is a term with multiple connotations in Greek: depending on the context, it can refer to stillness, to a person’s standpoint or stance, or simply to making a stop. In this case, the audience is invited to make a stop at the 7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art; a stop at the first Biennale organized by the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki-MOMus; a stop at the artworks contributed by more than 50 international and Greek artists; a stop at the perspective proposed by Biennale’s 11 curators; finally, a stop at the seven different locations hosting the exhibition, six in Thessaloniki and one in Athens.

STASIS is the core theme of this year’s edition of the Biennale, which celebrates twelve years of active involvement in the Greek and international art scene. The Biennale is ready to welcome everyone interested in its proposition, which is summarized by its curators thus: “a historical overview of the self, the world and life through art stances and artworks. With their questioning or enthusiasm, resistance or subversion, poeticness or realism, imagination or critical approach of reality, their probing or inventiveness, artists seek alternative viewpoints of the past, present and future world, reconstructing it in the process”.

True to its long-established international character with artists originating from Brazil to Australia, and to its extrovert philosophy and belief in the value of joining forces, “engrafting” its own team with outside curators, determined to expand its geographical horizons by going beyond Thessaloniki with one section travelling to Athens and the MOMus- Museum Alex Mylona, the 7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art proves it does not fear experimentation and has not been dispirited by obstacles, boldly undertaking new paths, always ready to face novel challenges.

The 7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, titled “Stasis / Taking a Stance”, is organized by MOMus and implemented by MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections. It will be held from 12 October 2019 until 16 February 2020.

The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

Director: Syrago Tsiara

Curatorial Team: Louisa Avgita, Domna Gounari, Panagis Koutsokostas, Areti Leopoulou, Theodore Markoglou, Thouli Misirloglou, Hercules Papaioannou, Eirini Papakonstantinou, Katerina Syroglou, Maria Tsantsanoglou, Syrago Tsiara

Program

For the whole length of the exhibition, the 7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art will be comprised of a main exhibition, the Thessaloniki Performance Festival, complemented by a rich parallel program that includes lectures, conferences and seminars, as well as projects, masterclasses, guided tours for the audience and educational programs for children.

Main exhibition ǀ ‘STASIS / Taking a stance’

October 12, 2019-February 16, 2020

Artists (in alphabetical order): Αljoscha, Jonathas de Andrade, Art Workers’ Coalition, Helene Black, micha cárdenas, Pantelis Chandris, Maria Choulaki, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Yiorgos Depollas, Diohandi, Ioannis (Yannis) Faitakis, Harun Farocki, Joan Fontcuberta, Thalia Gatzouli, Jakob Gautel & Jason Karaϊndros, Julian Germain - Ashington District Star editorial team, Julian Germain - Patricia Azevedo - Murilo Godoy - street dwellers of Belo Horizonte, Johan Grimonprez, Minna Henriksson, Hypercomf, Athina Ioannou, Kalos&Klio, Aris Katsilakis, Gustav Klutsis, Jannis Kounellis, Nicolas Kozakis & Raoul Vaneigem, Maria Loizidou, Zois Loumakis, Christien Meindertsma, Petros Moris, Paola Palavidi, Apostolos Palavrakis, Yiannis Pantelidis, Irene Pȁtzug - Valentin Hertweck, Claudio Pérez, Vangelis Pliarides, Vassilis Salpistis, Kyrillos Sarris, Jonas Staal, Stelarc, SUPERFLEX, A. Tassos, Tania Tsiridou, Vangelis Vlahos, Dimitris Zouroudis

Venues

MOMus-Museum of Modern Art-Costakis collection (Moni Lazariston)

MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art collections (TIF-HELEXPO premises)

MOMus-Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (Warehouse A’, port)

MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts  (Warehouse B1, port)

MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona (Agion Asomaton Square, Thissio, Athens)

Alatza Imaret (Thessaloniki)

Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Thessaloniki)

 

Artist at MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts
Stelarc

 

Tours open to the public
(visitors have to present their tickets of the entrance)
On the following Sundays at 13:00 
3, 10, 24 November • 8, 15 December • 12, 26 January •  9, 16 February  
MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts 

The full program at the Biennale’s website: www.thessalonikibiennale.gr.
Exhibition Start
‘Overview Effect’ exhibition. A production by the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival 02-11-2019
All That We Have in Common 09-07-2019
Visual Symphonies-Labor Beethoven 2020 15-05-2019
The Alpha Bank Collection. Greek art from 1960 until today 11-12-2018
Resilient Futures 27-06-2018
IRA WALDRON. INTERSTICES 08-05-2018
Ambiguous bodies - timeless interpretations 27-01-2018
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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