Thursday, 9 May 2013

Save the date 4. Biennial of Thessaloniki, September 18, 2013

Central Exhibition

Opening Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Mediterranean is the central thematic of the 4.Biennial of Thessaloniki of Contemporary Art, hosted from September 18, 2013 until January 2014.  EVERYWHERE BUT NOW is the Central Exhibition, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, displayed in various venues of the city of Thessaloniki, such as the Ottoman monuments Alatza Imaret and Geni Tzami, the Periptero 6, spaces at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture and the Makedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. The Florentine Architect Uliva Velo is the Exhibition Designer of EVERYWHERE BUT NOW.

The participating artists are :

Marina Abramović Ghada Amer ● John Armleder
Maja Bajević ● Bill Balaskas ● Lenora de Barros
Beforelight ● Jacques Berthet ● Nigol Bezjian 
Mohamed Bourouissa ● Marie Bovo ● David Casini
Sheba Chhachhi ● Claire Fontaine ● Jordi Colomer
Marta Dell’Angelo ● Desertmed Collective
Haris Epaminonda ● Inci Eviner ● Ymane Fakhir
Parastou Forouhar ● Apostolos Georgiou
Khaled Jarrar
Hüseyin Karabey Gülsün Karamustafa
Iseult Labote
Ange Leccia ● Los Carpinteros 
DeAnna Maganias
Marcello Maloberti  Miltos Manetas 
Mark Mangion
Liliana Moro ● Adrian Paci 
Rosana Palazyan ● Jafar Panahi
Maria Papadimitriou
Dan & Lia Perjovschi
Paris Petridis  ● Ivan Petrović
Khalil Rabah
Philip Rantzer ● Zineb Sedira
Veronica Smirnoff
Priscilla Tea ● Panos Tsagaris
Maria Tsagkari
Gal Weinstein ● Peter Wüthrich
Raed Yassin
Yiorgis Yerolymbos ● Vasilis Zografos

EVERYWHERE BUT NOW closely relates the question of space (Everywhere) of different genius loci in the Mediterranean area with the question of time (now) of creation in our contemporary world. It’s in fact, Ernst Jungers’s Hic et nunc that in the "Treaty of Rebel" describes the rebel as an independent and free man of action, very similar to the artist’s condition. EVERYWHERE BUT NOW broadens also the concept of hic (space) and nunc (time) by giving a wider significant: a vision that adheres to the ideals of existentialism and recognizes man’s fragility in his condition over: the Being there, Dasein of Heidegger. In addition, we can perceive in the title the fundamental character of Dasein as Being-in-the-world, in taking the world as horizon of the project.

The Director of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is Katerina Koskina, President of the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, who developed the Mediterranean focus of the 2011-2015 Thessaloniki Biennials. The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is funded under the Operational Programme Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, implemented by the State Museum of Contemporary Art and  co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).