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Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

22 April 2009 / 17:04:49  GRReporter
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With the current economic crisis, times are hard. The goal of the 2nd Contemporary Art Biennale is to research how our insecure life influences art.

Form May 24th until September 27th, more than 150 artists from 39 countries will present their creations in 28 different places around the city. This event will be under the biennale name “Praxis: Art in time of uncertainty.” “Is it possible in such time of uncertainty, to review and reevaluate the value of art?,” note the directors of the Contemporary Art Center in Thessaloniki Mrs. Sigaro Tsiara, the Contemporary Art Center in Lagos, Nigeria Mrs. Bissi Silva and the manager of “Tate Modern” programs Mrs. Gabriela Saldago from Argentina.

Greek and foreign artists will presents their works in the port halls and in other Thessaloniki galleries.

The program includes:

-      e-MobiLArt” (B1 Warehouse at the Thessaloniki port, from May 20th until June 10th) with 13 interactive works, which go under the “European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists” – program, which is financed by the EU and it coordinated by the New Technologies Lab in the Mass Communication Department of the Athens University.

-      “Performance” festival (24-30 May) – 30 artists from 14 countries will present happenings at monuments, squares and other places around the city.

-      “PAINT-ID” (May 24-July 31) at the Macedonian Contemporary Art Museum

-      “Disclosure/Underlined Memory” (May 27- Аugust 31, Byzantium Culture Museum): 11 contemporary Serbian painters will try to define their identity and to express the dilemmas they feel.

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