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  End of the exhibition ''Other Places''  
 
Today on Octomber 12th the exhibition ''Other Places'' at the Old-ice Chambers of the Thessaloniki Harbor, were closed.
 
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  Screening of "In the name of" and "Public Screen"  
 
We would like to inform our visitors that the screenings ''In the name of'' of Leda Papaconstantinou and the ''Public Screen'' are taking place at the Port of Thessaloniki, at the Warehouse B1, untill November 11th
 
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  Duration of screenings "In the name of" and "Public Screen"  
 

We would like to inform our visitors that the screenings "In the name of", of our guest artist Leda Papaconstantinou, that are taking place infront of the Warehouse B1 and "Public Screen" infront of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, will continue up to Sunday October 7th, from 20:00-02:00.
The screenings will continue showing at the Port's Warehouse B1 from October 11th to November 11th, from 10:00-14:00 and 18:00-22:00.   

 
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  "Journeys" Exhibition in Kavala  
 
The State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Visual Artists Association of Northern Greece, the Graduates of the School of Fine Arts (Thessaloniki) and the Archaeological Museum of Kavala would like to invite you to the opening of the exhibition "Journeys", with works of painting, sculpture and engravings from 51 contemporary Greek artists, on Friday October 5th, at 20:30 at the Arcaeological Museum of Kavala.
The exhibition is part of the parallel programme of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, organized by the State Museum of Contemporary Museum, under the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. 
 
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  Ånd of the exhibitions, Warehouse B1 - C  
 
We would like to inform our visitors that the exhibitions at Thessaloniki Port will close on 28/09 at Warehouse C and 29/09 at Warehouse B1
 
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  End of the Tango Festival  
 
 
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  Opening of the exhibition "Remezzo"  
 
 
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  Art Group event - "The Snake"  
 
On the 22nd and 23rd of September 2007, the Art Group event "THE SNAKE" is going to take place at the Port of Thessaloniki, by the Scientific Non for Profit Organization "Psychology and Art", which is part of the closing Multi-Disciplinary Conference "HETEROTOPIAS".

Curated by: Gianna Kilimi, Elena Tonikidi.
Time: 10:00 am
 
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  Closing Multi-Disciplinary Conference "HETEROTOPIAS" of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale.  
 
On Saturday the 22nd of September 2007 we would like to invite you to the Closing Multi-Disciplinary Conference "HETEROTOPIAS" of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale (Warehouse C, Seminar Room, Thessaloniki Port Area)
 
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  Happening "The concept of Symposium"  
 

Under the framework of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, on 20-21 of September, the work " The Concept of Symposium" is going to take place in: Navarino Square (20:00) - Warehouse C, Thessaloniki Port (21:30)
Play-writing, direction: Isavella Martzopoulou.

 
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  "Guest Artist" Leda Papaconstantinou  
 
We would like to invite you at the opening of the work "IN THE NAME OF" by Leda Papaconstantinou who is the guest artist of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. The artist is going to present her innovative work of art to the public on September 22nd.

Venue: Warehouse B1, Port of Thessaloniki

Time: 21:00 - 00:00
 
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  Screening of the project "Public Screen".  
 

Today on 17/9 the project "Public Screen" on selected places in the town (Airport of Thessaloniki, Museum of Photography).

Organization: Center of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki

Curated by: Sirago Tsiara 

 
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  End of the "Action Field Kodra"  
 
 
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  1st Screening of the "Public Screen" project  
 
We would like to inform you that the 1st screening of the Public Screen Project will start today Septenber September 14th, 2007, in the area of Action Field Kodra, Municipality of Kalamaria.
The screening will take place inside the theater.
The duration of the video is 4 hours nad 30 minutes and it starts at 20:30.
 
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  Opening of the axhibition "JOURNEYS", (SKETVE-EETE) Kavala.  
 

Today on 13/9 the opening of the exhibition "JOURNEYS", (Visual Artists Association of Northern Greece) Kavala. The exhibition is a part of the parallel programme : Thessaloniki Biennale:1st of Contemporary Art.

 
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  End of the exhibition "Recreation-main in Greece" at the Alatza Imaret.  
 

Today on 12/9 the exhibition "Recreation - maid in Greece", curated by Thalia Stefanidou and Nikos Mykoniatis, at the Alatza Imaret, were closed.

 
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  End of the exhibition - "Heterotopias: Di/Visions: from here and elsewhere"  
 
Today on 12/9 the exhibition "Heterotopias: Di/Visions: from here and elsewhere", curated by Catherine David at the Yeni Tzami, were closed.
 
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  Opening of the exhibition "Other Spaces"  
 
Today, on September 11th at 20:30, the exhibition "Other Spaces" is going to open to the public at the Old-Ice Chambers of the Thessaloniki Harbor.

The idea for the exhibition belongs to the curator of the exhibition, Apostolos Kalfopoulos, architect and professor in the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and will be followed by a two-day intensive workshop (March 19-20) with discussions, presentations, on-site visits, actions. During the workshop two groups of people were formed (1 architect + 1 artist) and each group was assigned one of the ten heterotopias, while the members of the group chose the medium they would work with.

The exhibition is going to last until October 11th.
 
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  Opening of the photography exhibition with the title "CROSSROADS"  
 

On Monday September 10th at 20:30, the TETTIX gallery (Tsimiski & Dialepi 3) is going to open it's doors to the public with the group photography exhibition titled "CROSSROADS".
This exhibition is part of the concurrent programme of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Participating artists: Zacharias Avgerinos, Thanassis Raptis, Euthimis Mouratidis, Ismini Goula, Vassilis Karkatselis, Yiorgos Papacharalabous, Tassos Deyiannis, Stavros Dagtzidis, Achilleas Savopoulos

For more info: 
www.fkth.gr   

tel.6942860890                                          

 
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  Openig of the exhibition "Thessaloniki – Buenos Aires"  
 

We would like to inform you that the exhibition "Thessaloniki - Buenos Aires" is going to open on Thursday, September 6th at 20:30 at the exhibition space Remezzo Palace. 

Therteen artists are participating in this show presenting works of art, photography and costumes inspired by the theme of tango

After the opening a milonga dance party is going to take place. Presented by the Greek instructors Konstantinos Bagropoulos, Giorgia Proiskou, Pavlos Mavromatis, Anastasia Damoulianou.

Duration of the exhibition: September 6th - 23th

 
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  Opening of the Art Festival ¨Action Field Kodra 2007¨, Kalamaria  
 

Tomorrow, 1st of September, the opening of the Art Festival ¨Action Field Kodra 2007¨. In specific, SMCA has proposed that Action Field Kodra 2007 to be a parallel event, part of the concurrent programme of the 1st Biennale of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.
At the Former Millitary Barracks KODRA, Kalamaria.
Opening: 19:00

 
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  Project PPC_T/Farkadona  
 
 
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  Ïpening of the exhibition "JOURNEYS" (SKETVE-EETE) Naousa  
 
The State Museum of Contemporary Art with the support of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Naousa, invites you today on Monday 27 August (20:30)at the opening of the exhibition "JOURNEYS" at the Artistic Center "NAYAS", Naoysa.
 
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  August, cinema under the moon "City lights"  
 
Today, on Monday 27/8 at the open-air cinema , at the Moni Lazariston, the film "City lights", Charles Chaplin (USA 1931). The film will be presented untill 30/8/07, (end of the Cinema Festival Thessaloniki).
 
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  August, cinema under the moon - "A night in Casablanca"  
 

Today, on Friday 24/8 at the open-air cinema, at the Moni Lazariston, the film "A night in Casablanca" , Archie Mayo, 1946. The film will be presented untill 8/26/07.

Screenings: 21:00 & 23:00

Ticket price: 5 euro per screening

 
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  Opening of the exhibition "JOURNEYS" (SKETVE - EETE) Naousa  
 
The State Museum of Contemporary Art with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the municipality of Naousa and the Cultural Organisation of Naousa, inaugurates on Monday 27th of August at 20:30 the exhibition with the title ¨JOURNEYS¨at the Artistic Center, ¨Nayas¨ , Naousa. The exhibition will be presented until the 9th of September.
 
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  August, cinema under the moon - "Amici miei atto II"  
 

Today, Tuesday 21-8 at the open-air cinema, at the Moni Lazariston the show of the film "Amici miei atto II", Mario Monicelli 1982. The film will be continued, on Wednesday 22-8 and Thursday 23-8.

Screenings: 21:00 & 23:00

Ticket price: 5 euro per screening    

 
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  End of the Exhibition at the basement of Teloglion Foundation of Arts  
 

Today part of the exhibition "Heterotopias: The Society Must be Defended" by Jan Erik Lundstrom that was presented in the ground floor of the Teloglion Foundation of Art is coming to an end.

 
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  End of the Exhibition at the Museum of Photography  
 
Today, on Monday 20/8 the exhibitions of Photography, "A place without a place", (Lynne Cohen and Lucinda Devlin), and the "Secret Gardens" (Giannis Theodoropoulos and Dimitra Lazaridou) at the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki were closed.
 
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  August, Cinema under the Moon  
 


We would like to invite you to the openings of the open-air cinema,

August, Cinema under the Moon
on Thursday, August 2nd, at 21:00, at the Moni Lazariston


A cocktail party with live music and a movie screening of Jason Reitman’s film Thank you for smoking are going to take place at the same night. 

 
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  Announcement of the participants for the "Public Screen" project  
 

“PUBLIC SCREEN”: 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

PARTICIPATIONS


1. Aggelidi Antouanetta (1950, Athens )- Rea Wallden(1976, Paris)
2. Metallinou Aggelou Vivianna (1955, Thessaloniki)
3. Athanasopoulou Zefi- Alaveras Christos- Drosos Giorgos- Kapsouli Chrysa- Paliatsos Giorgos- Petropoulos Giorgos- Tsiouras Alexandros- Chatzi Vicky-
4. Alexandridis Alexandros (1979, Cavala)
5. Alexopoulou Olga (1980, Athens)
6. Alfaro Greta (1977, Pamplona, Spain)
7. Ambavi Andriani (1978, Athens)
8. Anastasakos Manolis (1977, Athens)
9. Vavilousakis Giorgos (1970, Chios)
10.  Verwee Andriaan (1975, Gent, Belgium)
11. Vrantzas Panagiotis (1973, Trikala)
12. Bürner Susanne (1970, Ellwagen, Jagst)
13. Chatzivasileiadi Georgia(1976, Athens)
14. Giambouldaki Zoe (1982, Alexandroupoli)
15. Gonzalez Pedro (1976, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
16. Goutos Konstantinos Antonios (1973, Larissa)
17. Grammenou Eugenia (1970, Chalkidiki)
18. Group okko- Koskina Marilena (1963, Corfu), Kokkalis Nikos( 1966, Corfu)
19. Dagtzidis Nikos (Comotini)
20. Damopoulou Georgia (1969, Athens)
21. Dikas Nikos (1979, Thessaloniki)
22. Efeoglou Elena (1978, Drama)
23. Zika Alex (1975, Munich, Germany), Cottino Gian Paolo (1972, Zambia), Mariani Christina (1973, Limbiate, Italy)
24. Theonas Giorgos (1979, Kos)
25. Ioannidou Yiota (1976, Athens)- Sarri Maria (1975, Athens)
26. Kalliga Lizy (1943, Athens)
27. Kaltsa Marianna (1948, Larissa)
28. Kapokaki Niki (Athens)- Halyvopoulou Vanda (Athens)
29. Karaindros Jason(1963, Athens)
30. Karaoglani Christina Euanthia(1980, Thessaloniki)- Kodonidou Eugenia(1980, Attiki)- Mourgia Euthimia (1981, Chalkida)
31. Casavetes Ursula (1980, Athens)
32. Katonas Asimis (1974, Athens)
33. Kefalos Andromahi (1951, Athens)
34. Kissas Konstantinos (1972, Thessaloniki)
35. Kokkinaki Katerina (1977, Athens)
36. Kolokotroni Foteini (1981, Attiki)
37. Konstanda Danai (1973, Athens)
38. Konstantinou Ioannis(1963, Paros, Cyclades)
39. Cotsi Tina (1975, Athens)
40. Lianou Maria (1976, Cyprus)
41. Louzikiotis G. Dimitris (1964, Stratoniki, Chalkidiki)
42. Luigi Caroline (1970, Bastia, France)
43. Lyntzeris Giorgos (1966, Athens)
44. Makri Teta (Thessaloniki)
45. Marketou Jenny (Athens)
46. May Caroline (1975, Arhens)
47. Meimaroglou Despoina (1944, Alexandria, Egypt)
48. Melanitis Giannis (1967, Athens)
49. Meyer Patrick (1956, Strasburg, France)
50. Michael Theo (1978, Thessaloniki)
51. Milstein Ohad (1973, Israel)
52. Balou Vasso (1985, Chicago)
53. Baboussis Manolis (1950, Athens)
54. Bechrakis Venia (Athens)
55. Bliatkas Nikolaos (1962, Naoussa)
56. Botsford Eileen (U.K.)
57. Boukla Eirini(1967, Korinos, Pierias)
58. Mylona Eleni (1944, Athens)
59. Dexis Stilianos (1961, Thessaloniki)- Vounatsou Myrsini (1968, Athens)
60. Pallas Thanasis (Thessaloniki)
61. Pallas Harris (1978, Germany)
62. Papadimou Maria (1976, Larissa)
63. Papadopoulos Giannis (1975, Patra)
64. Papadopoulos Stavros (1966, Thessaloniki)
65. Paraphernalia Art
66. Paschalidou Maria (1966, Peireus)
67. Petrou Lea (1978, Crete)
68. Prehn Seeler Christiane (1960, Flensburg, Germany)
69. Protopsaltou Tassos (1980, Veria)
70. Roumelioti Natalia (1980, Ioannina)
71. Sevasti Despoina (1977, Athens)
72. Simopoulos Alexandros (1977, Greece)
73. Siomou Nikolina (1978, Thessaloniki)
74. Scarlatou Anna (1958, Orologion Kymis, Euboia)
75. Skoufias Manolis (1965, Veria)
76. Sofokleous Konstantina (1974, Lemessos, Cyprus)
77. Stefopoulos Konstantinos (1977, Thessaloniki)
78. Tzirtzilaki Eleni (Athens)
79. Tolika Sofia (1978, Thessaloniki)
80. Toptsidou Olympia (1977, Drama)
81. Touliatou Georgia (1971, Athens)
82. Triantafyllou Nikos (1959, Thessaloniki)
83. Tsaknias Giorgos (1968, Athens)
84. Tsalamanis Giorgos (1981, Cavala)
85. Tsiaras Philip (1952, Nashua, New Hampshire)
86. Tsitouri Alkistis (1982, Athens)- Mylionis Fotis (1981, Athens)
87. Farmaka Ero (1973, Leucosis, Cyprus)
88. Faros Makis (1967, Athens)
89. Ferrando Giraut David (1978, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
90. Flemming Alex (1954, Säo Paolo)
91. Halyvopoulou Effie (1959, Thessaloniki)
92. Hatzaras Panos (1962, Athens)
93. Chatzigeorgiou Gioula (1968, Pafos, Cyprus)
94. Chira Vili (1977, Thessaloniki)
95. Hondros Konstantinos (1992, Thessaloniki)
96. Psoma Evangelia (1978, Thessaloniki)












 

 
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  Extension of the exhibition at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography  
 

We would like to inform you that the duration of the exhibitions “A place without a place” and “Secret Gardens” that are currently hosted at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, is extended until the 20th of August.  


 
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  Invitation to an artistic multidisciplinary and interactive workshop  
 

An artistic multidisciplinary and interactive workshop based on the concept of entrapment and lost time: July, 1-14 2007,
Eptapyrgio, Yenti Koule 

INVITATION
Open meeting: Friday, July 13th 2007, 21:00, Yenti Koule

The Macedonian Museum of Contrempoprary Art,
the Summer Academy of the National Theater of Greece
and the 9th Ephoratie of Byzantine Antiquities
would like to invite you on Friday, July 13th at 21:00,

in a journey through works of art and interventions of the visual and theatrical workshop which is going to take place at Yenti Koule (Epatpyrgio), where the theatrical, visual, literature and historic dimensions are discovering their meeting point.     

 
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  Concert by Galina Chistiakova at the Museum of Byzantine Culture  
 

A programme with the works by Russian composers of the 20th century (Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Sedrin, Scriabin, Stravinsky) is going to be presented in one’s person concert on July 12th at 21:00, by the piano artist Galina Chistiakova.

The concert is organized under the framework of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and is going to take place in the atrium of the Museum of Byzantine Culture in an aesthetic dialogue with Vadim Zakharov’s installation “Black Birds”.
The young pianist from Russia is going to present to the public of Thessaloniki few of the most important masterpieces of the piano artistry of the 20th century, exploiting the variety of each of the composers’ style that she has chose to present. Her concert will cover works that Shostakovich and Sedrin have dedicated to children and works that reached the climax of the music revolution that was presented at the end of the 20th century by Sergey Dyagilev in Paris, as well as the celebrated ‘Petrouska’ by Stravinsky. Moreover, the concert will cover the ‘dark’ “Illusions” by Prokofiev, as well as his renowned masterpiece “Montecchi i Capuleti”.  In addition, this concert wouldn’t be as magnificent if it wasn’t presenting the work of A. Scriabin, one of the most eminent Russian composers whose work gave the signal to the repertoire of music for piano. 
Galina Chistiakova was born in Moscow and since she was eleven years old, she started playing the piano on several stages of the most significant concert halls of the world.  She has performed as a soloist (solo or with an orchestra) in France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Finland, Czech Republic, Munich, Japan and many more.  She is the student of the distinguished Russian piano player Mikhail Voskresensky and she has received several distinctions in national competitions in Russia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ukraine and many more. 
This is going to be Galina Chistiakova’s first appearance in Thessaloniki, which is considered to be an important event for her, a personal and spiritual exploitation, a return to her roots in a way, since her ancestors had migrated from Thessaloniki to Russia, relatively recently, during the Interwar period.
                                   
 

 
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  Invitation to the openings of the installation "Pila" (Saw)  
 

Filippov has created a giant saw that slices the earth from within - an image of unappeasable fate inflicting wounds on humanity, like geological faults. Only here the hand of fate does not strike from above, where people are used to expecting it, but from the depths, from the "roots" - a dangerous concept that can lead to political earthquakes.

Curated by: Maria Tsantsanoglou

July 10th, 20:30
Openings of the installation at the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki  
 
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  Invitation to the openings of the exhibition "Tout doit disparaître! (Everything must go!)  
 

INSTALLATION ‘TOUT DOIT DISPARAITRE’
The work of the French artist Jean-François Boclé “Tout doit disparaître” and ‘Tu me copieras’ is presented in the French Institute, under the framework of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. It is an installation consisting of a hundreds of plastic blue bags and a videoprojection.

The work of Jean-François Boclé is polysemic – one might even say polyphonic. The installation Tout doit disparaître! (Everything must go!) evokes the memory of millions of human beings cast into the depths during the long transatlantic voyage, or sold as commodities and now erased from history. The immediacy of this evocation coincides with a highly contemporary image of our own societies.  These plastic bags, ‘objects evoking both exchange and loss, form the archaeology of a mercantile present, summoning up those herded together in sorting centres, tied to airplane seats in planes about to take off, clandestine and erased, defeated by voyages and shipwrecks’.
Jean-François Boclé
 

Curated by: Jan-Erik Lundström

In cooperation with the French Institute of Thessaloniki.
From July 11 till September 30th at the French Institute exhibition venue.

Opening July 11, 20.30

 
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  Performance by Narine Zolyan with the title "Eternal Return" or "dèjá vue"  
 
1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art
Performance by Narine Zolyan with the title
"Eternal Return" or "dèjá vue"

Wednsday, July 4th at 20:30
Warehouse C, Thessaloniki Port

After the performance, a documentary short film by Narine Zolyan with the title Mandan
is going to be presented.

Wednsday, July 4th at 21:30
Seminar Room-Warehouse C, Thessaloniki Port
 
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  Invitation to the openings of the exhibitions at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography  
 

The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography and the State Museum of Contemporary Art cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibitions, which are part of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and fall under the topic of Heterotopia.

On Friday the 22nd of June at 20.30 at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

A Place Without a Place with works by Lucinda Devlin (USA) and Lynne Cohen (CAN).
Curated by: Hercules Papaioannou

Secret Gardens with works by Yiannis Theodoropoulos (GR) and Dimitra Lazaridou (GR)
Curated by: Vangelis Ioakimidis
 

 
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  Performance "Ouf!"  
 
Today the performance “Ouf!”, by the artist-ceramist Hector Mavridis, curated by Dorothea Konteletzidou, is going to take place at the Warehouse C, at 20:00.  During the performance the artist will be handing out objects that are going to be created in situ.
 
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  Performance "Ouf!"  
 

We would like to inform you that due to the weather conditions, the performance piece “Ouf!” by the artist - ceramist Hector Mavridis, curated by Dorothea Kontelegidou which is part of the Parallel Programme of the 1st Biennale of Contemporary Art and that was scheduled for the 6th of June at 20:00, in front of the Warehouse C at the Port Area, it is postponed and it has been rescheduled for Wednesday June 13th, same time and same place as it was planned.    
 
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  Invitation to the Opening Round Table: "Developing the Potential"  
 

Round Table - ‘Developing the potential’
23 May 2007
12.30 - 6.30
Port - Warehouse C


Programme

Session A
12.30 - 12.50     George Tsaras - ‘Thessaloniki. One more Biennial’.
12.50 - 1.10        Maria Tsantsanoglou - ‘Presentation of the 1st Biennial of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki’.
1.10 - 1.30         Syrago Tsiara - ‘Parallel events’.
1.30 - 1.50         Catherine David (curator of the 1st Biennial of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki)
1.50 - 2.10         Jan- Erik Lundström (curator of the 1st Biennial of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki)
2.10 - 2.30          Discussion
2.30 - 2.45          Break


Session B
2.50 - 3.10         Beral Madra - ‘The Istanbul Biennial’.
3.10 - 3.30         Vazgen Pahlavuni Tadevosyan - ‘The Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary art, Armenia’.
3.30 - 3.50         Iara  Bubnova - ‘Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art’.
3.50 - 4.10         S. Khakhanashvili - ‘The Caravansarai programme & the 1st Festival of actual photo and video art in Tashkent’
4.10 - 4.30         Discussion               
4.30 - 5.00         Break
       
Session C
5.00-   5.20        Marieke van Hal - Augustine Zenakos (Athens Biennial) - ‘Greek Biennials’
5.20 – 5.40        Paul Domela (Liverpool Biennial) - ‘Engaging art, people and place’
5.40 – 6.00        Carolyn Cristov - Bakargiev (Sidney Biennial) - ‘The Biennale Syndrome’
6.00 – 6.20        Discussion
 


 
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  Concert by the Cladestinos Group  
 

May 21st, 21:00
Exterior Space of the Warehouse C, Thessaloniki Port Area
Open Concert: Cladestinos: The Illegal Immigrants of the Rhythms

CLANDESTINOS...the foreigners in a country that cannot be assimilated...in depth. The blending, the generations, the people, the dens, the soil, the cells of the earth. The flow of time is engraved, without changing any of its definitive faces. People. Whirlpool or mixing from the soul of Earth. Rhythms are never the same, sounds are never predictable, the lyrics are pointing or daring or...real. Which soul ever stopped to feel?


The mixture of the people in todays world occurrence has influenced the music. People's mood to get together and work together within a common communication frame, does not leave us unaffected. From the emitting messages of the people's movement, Clandestinos were born.

Clandestinos is an evolutionary project and its purpose is the colaboration of people from different cultures .This motivated us to create “Mixed Race” the first alboum that was released from the independed label music works in 2002 .In 2005 the song ¨S’ agapo giati se orea ¨ was released with the ¨Ethnic Odyssey 2006 ¨ from sony bmg music Greece. Now a new project is in progress with the collaboration of musicians from Pakistan.
Ethnobeat-World music blended with anything that can motivate us to create a universal language.


The Cladestinos are:
Stratman(keyboards.vocals,programming)- Dimitris Kafousias(bass,vocals,guitar)-
John Kousis(guitars)
Kiriakos Karaberopoulos(clarinet,sax,flutes)
George Hidirakis(percussion,drums)
Mohmmad Baqar Chughtai(vocals,bansur)
Amjad Javed(vocals, chimtah).

 

 
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  INVITATION TO A PRESS CONFERENCE  
 
Invitation to a Press Conference
Wednsday, May 16th 2006, 12:00
Warehouse C- Seminar Room, Thessaloniki Port Area



The President of the Board of Directors of the Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, George Tsaras and the Director of the Museum, Maria Tsantsanoglou would like to invite you to a Press Conference with the title
“1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art”
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, Christos Zahopoulos is going to attend the Press Conference. Catherine David and Jan Erik Lundström are as well going to attend the Press Conference.
 
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  PROGRAMME OF OPENINGS OF THE 1st THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART  
 

The Minister of Culture Mr. GEORGE A. VOULGARAKIS, the president mr. GEORGE V. TSARAS the Board of Trustees and the Director of the State Museum of Contemporary Art mrs. MARIA TSANTSANOGLOU cordially invite you to the opening of the 1ST THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART on Monday MAY 21ST AT 20:00 in Warehouse C, Thessaloniki Port Area.

A RECEPTION AND A CONCERT BY THE “CLADESTINOS” GROUP WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER THE OPENING

PROGRAMME OF OPENINGS

MONDAY MAY 21

PORT, WAREHOUSE B1 & WAREHOUSE C 20:00
EXHIBITION “HETEROTOPIAS: DI/VISIONS: HERE AND ELSEWHERE” CURATED BY CATHERINE DAVID

PORT, WAREHOUSE C 20:00
EXHIBITION “HETEROTOPIAS: BEHOLDERS OF OTHER PLACES” CURATED BY MARIA TSANTSANOGLOU

PORT, CONTAINER: “FARKADONA PROJECT” 20:00

OPEN AIR CONCERT: “CLADESTINOS” GROUP 21:00


TUERSDAY MAY 22

TELOGLIO FOUNDATION OF ARTS 19:00
EXHIBITION “HETEROTOPIAS: THE SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED” CURATED BY JAN-ERIK LUNDSTRÖM
PERFORMANCE BY BARTHÉLÉMY TOGUO, “BITTER DESTINY”

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF THESSALONIKI 20:30
EXHIBITION “INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP OF YOUNG ARTISTS” CURATED BY SYRAGO TSIARA AND ARETI LEOPOULOU

MUSEUM OF BYZANTINE CULTURE 21:30
EXHIBITION “HETEROTOPIAS: MEETING POINT”
CURATED BY CATHERINE DAVID, JAN-ERIK LUNDSTRÖM, MARIA TSANTSANOGLOU

THE EXHIBITIONS WILL BE INAUGURATED BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE mr. CHRISTOS ZACHOPOULOS

WEDNESDAY MAY 23

PORT, WAREHOUSE C-SEMINAR ROOM 11:00 – 15:00
ROUND TABLE-MEETING “CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNALE: DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL”
COORDINATOR: KATERINA MAVROMICHALI

BAZAAR HAMAM 19:00
INSTALLATION BY RICHARD WHITLOCK IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EXHIBITION “BEHOLDERS OF OTHER PLACES”

PRINTMAKING CENTRE “HELIOS”, MUNICIPALITY OF NEAPOLI 20:30
EXHIBITION “HETEROTYPIAS-HETEROTYPIES”
CURATED BY XENIS SACHINIS

THURSDAY MAY 24

YENI TZAMI 19:30
EXHIBITION “HETEROTOPIAS: DI/VISIONS: HERE AND ELSEWHERE” CURATED BY CATHERINE DAVID

S.M.C.A., MONI LAZARISTON 21:00
EXHIBITION “HETEROTOPIAS: DI/VISIONS: HERE AND ELSEWHERE” CURATED BY CATHERINE DAVID
EXHIBITION “HETEROTOPIAS: BEHOLDERS OF OTHER PLACES” CURATED BY MARIA TSANTSANOGLOU

THE EXHIBITIONS WILL BE INAUGURATED BY THE MINISTER OF MACEDONIA AND THRACE Mr. GEORGE KALANTZIS

FRIDAY MAY 25

PORT, WAREHOUSE C
OPEN AIR INSTALLATION OF THE WORK “SAW” BY ANDREI FILIPPOV

ALATZA IMARET, EXHIBITION “RECREATION-‘MAID’ IN GREECE” 20:00
CURATED BY THALEA STEFANIDOU

MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 21:00
EXHIBITION “WHO IS THERE?”
CURATED BY DENIS ZACHAROPOULOS

THE EXHIBITIONS WILL BE INAUGURATED BY THE MAYOR OF THESSALONIKI Mr. VASSILIOS PAPAGEORGOPOULOS

 
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  Opening of the 3rd Children's Biennale  
 

Opening: 24th April, 20:30
Venue: Gallery of the Society of Macedonian Studies
Duration of Exhibition: 25th April-17th June 2007

The State Museum of Contemporary Art certainly would never intend to leave out from its programme our ‘little friends’ and within this framework it embraces the 3rd Children’s Biennale within the parallel programme of the Biennale. The opening is planed for Wednesday, April 25th, at 20:30, in the gallery of the Society of Macedonian Studies (Nik. Germanou 4 Str.) and the event will last until the 17th of June. Since 2000 and every 2 years, the Museum and the Academy of Children’s Art in Xanthi have been organizing and presenting the International Biennale of Children’s Art.  On behalf of this year’s Biennale, children from 4-17 years-old from all around the world were invited to create works of art based on the theme of ancient Greek philosophy and geometry.  This initiative for children’s creativity was inspired by a reference that Plato once made on real art.  More precisely, Plato stated that “real art is created by geometrical shapes and lucid colors”.  Therefore, based on this concept and guided by their love and the capacity of their imagination, the children of the world created masterpieces. Through geometrical shapes and lines, abstract and symbolical images, in tones of two or three basic colors, the children’s works of art render concepts that can be found in every model of creativity, writing and numbers.  Consequently, without their parents’ or teachers’ guidance, the children depicted a part of the reality that surrounds them in order to share it with us. This genuine artistic activity is embraced by the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale which places it among its parallel program of activities of the 3rd Children’s Biennale.

Secretary’s Office of the S.M.C.A.: Tel:2310 589 140-142, Fax:2310 600 123
Email: info@greekstatemuseum.com
Gallery of the Society of the Macedonian Studies: Tel:2310 238 601
Museum and Academy of Children’s Art: Tel:25410 78109                                
 

 
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  Opening of the "Mystery Festival"  
 

Opening: 26th April
Venue: University of Macedonia
Duration of the Festival: 26th-30 April 2007
 

“The Mystery Festival” is a ‘conspiracy’ among the students of the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia and the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as some ‘special guests’.  The Festival is part of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art scheduled for April 26th-30th, at the University of Macedonia.
 

 
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  Public Screen - Call for Artists  
 

 

Public Screen - Call for Artists  
 
  In the need to address the concept of “heterotopias” under today’s terms within contemporary societies, the Public Screen project attempts to redefine the relationship between contemporary art and the public-urban space. Does contemporary art presuppose particular codes of communication and access? Does it constitute an heterotopia which is limited to the restricted space of museums and galleries? Is it possible for a creative dialogue to emerge between the work of art that is presented in a public screen and the resident/visitor/wayfarer of a modern metropolis to be produced? How can the terms of such an encounter be modified when the work of art has lost its initial physical form and exists as a representation, depiction, notion, or a reminder? In the modern globalized market, the manner in which works of art are produced and distributed has certainly changed, nevertheless, it has never stopped being a process of an economic nature in which the artists and the consumers have diverse potentials of access. The introduction of the work of art into a public space redefines the terms of communion between the artist, the work of art and the audience. In an era in which the image is the primary means of communication and transmission of ideas, the Public Screen project provides the artists from all around the world the chance to present their work to a wide range of social groups, in addition to the limited number of museum and gallery visitors.

The Public Screen program originates from and ends up in a specific area – in Thessaloniki – in the framework of an international event -of the first Biennale of Thessaloniki- with the intention of bringing together and presenting works of art, in selected, outdoor spaces throughout the city, which utilize the mediums of photography or video.

The invitation to those who are interested to participate, does not have a specific thematic limitation. The locations which are defined by Foucault as heterotopias have the potential to function as a thematic inspiration, without taking away each artist’s personal interpretation/statement of heterotopias. In the text titled “Des Espaces Autres-Heterotopies” Michel Foucault identifies heterotopias as real places as opposed to utopias that constitute locations without an actual place, an ideal version of society or a reversal of actual places. The heterotopias are functional places, within the societies, with explicit, established principles as well as rules for access and transit. As examples of such spaces, the author uses cemeteries, psychiatric institutions, prisons, nursing homes, gardens, museums, libraries, record offices, as well as festivals, Turkish baths, cinemas, brothels, colonies and ships; according to the author, the later ones are considered as the major aspects of heterotopias. Heterotopias are associated with the concept of time in complicated ways. In certain cases, such as in museums and libraries, time is accumulated endlessly, while in festivals, time has a recursive appearance.

Using the Internet, the Public Screen program appeals to the universal artistic community.

The invitation to those who are interested in participating in the event will be posted on the Biennale’s web site in Greek and in English at the. It will also appear on international network hubs. The proposals must be submited through mail until the 30th of May 2007. You may send photographs through email.

Terms of Participation
Each artist can participate in the project with a video work (maximum duration 5’ - without sound) or with a series of photos (maximum of 10). Curator Syrago Tsiara will select the works that are going to be presented.


Contact – Proposal Submission:
State Museum Of Contemporary Art
21
Kolokotroni Str.
Moni Lazariston
56430 Thessaloniki
Greece
For the Public Screen
Curator: Syrago Tsiara
Tel +2310 – 589140, 589155
Fax +2310 – 600123
Ε-mail for Photo Submission: publicscreen@cact.gr
 

Submission Deadline: May 30th, 2007


The works are going to be presented in September of 2007. The screens will be placed at Moni Lazariston, the Port and the Thessaloniki airport. Possible additional exhibition spaces, such as squares, university campuses, malls and public transportation means, are being examined and will be announced.

After the end of the Biennale all of the participants will receive the event’s catalogue by mail. The organizers of this project are not obliged to return the material that will not be selected for the project.

Each of the portfolios must include the following material:
-One piece (for video works) or several pieces (up to 10 photos) in digital form, in two copies. For technical requirements see appendix.
-Name, surname, address, telephone number, fax (if applicable), email address
-Title of the work
-Short description of the work (up to 100 words)
-Short biographical note (up to 150 words) which should include place and date of birth, education, group or solo exhibitions, prefered medium.
-An authorization, signed by the artist and written as follows: 1. I grant the State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki the right of projection, publication and reproduction of my work in digital or printed form with the intention of presenting contemporary art in various libraries, museums, galleries and educational institutions of Greece and abroad as well.
2. My portfolio of participation will remain in the archives of the State Museum of Contemporary Art.

After the completion of the program a catalogue will be published and distributed in printed or digital form to all the participants of the Public Screen program. The State Museum of Contemporary Art will arrange for the distribution of the catalogue in Greece and abroad.
Technical Requirements
1. For Video Works
Digital carriers:
CD, DVD, miniDV, DV-CAM, S-VHS, VHS, 8mm, Hi8, Digi-8 (lower quality)Systems: for best quality PAL 25 frames per second or NTSC 29.97 frames per second (all will be converted to PAL).Description: · PAL 4:3Frame size: 720h, 576vPixel aspect ratio: D1/DV PAL (1,067)48 or 32 KHZ
· PAL 16:9Frame size: 720h, 576vPixel aspect ratio: D1/DV PAL Widescreen 16:9 (1,422)48 or 32 KHZ
· NTSC 4:3Frame size: 720h, 480vPixel aspect ratio: D1/DV NTSC (0,9)48 or 32 KHZ
· NTSC 16:9Frame size: 720h, 480vPixel aspect ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1,200)48 or 32 KHZ
· SD or HDV accepted Accepted file format: · Uncompressed
· Mpeg2
· Microsoft avi, codec avi DV for best quality, or in any codec you want, should be included in your package. Please prefer popular codec with standard frame per second and pixel aspect ratio.
· Quick Time, same as Microsoft avi
Note: please choose codec DV for best quality, in all other formats unaccepted errors or artifacts may occur. 2. For Photographs
Image files
Your images should have the maximum characteristics:
Width:2500pixels X Height 1800pixels (approximately)Resolution=300pixels/inch
Color Mode=RGB 8bit/channel
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square
The image format should be:
Tiff (for maximum quality) or JPEG (compressed)Please do not convert JPEG files into Tiff format (there are no quality benefits because although the file size increases there isn’t any image quality improvement).
 
 
 
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