Jean Francois Bocle
Daniel & Geo Fuchs
Curated by Jan-Erik Lundstrom
The State Museum of Contemporary Art with the support of the Ministry of Culture is organizing the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (May 21st – September 30th). The title is borrowed from Michel Foucault’s lecture on real spaces-islands where man follows a certain set of rules, which distract him from his daily functions. We interpret Foucault’s text based on new conditions which prove its timelessness. We detect contemporary “heterotopias”, counterpoising real spaces with imaginary ones and we imagine new spaces of the future. As the Biennale’s city, Thessaloniki reevaluates the notions of centre and periphery and brings the periphery to the centre by abolishing the established borders. This way, art is liberated from the restricting walls of a Museum which, regardless, is a “heterotopia” in itself.
The Biennale’s website www.thessalonikibiennale.gr contains the complete program of exhibitions and events (with exact dates of openings and durations) which will take place throughout the city in collaboration with many cultural institutions.
82 artists from Greece and abroad are presenting their works of art within the main programme of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, with the general title of “Heterotopias”. The exhibition is curated by Catherine David, Jan-Erik Lundström and Maria Tsantsanoglou. The openings for each venue are going to take place on 21/22/24 of May.
HETEROTOPIAS: BEHOLDERS OF OTHER PLACES
Curated by Maria Tsantsanoglou
Moni Lazariston / Bazaar Hamam / Thessaloniki's Port Warehouse C / Museum of Byzantine Culture
Isaac Mathes, Andreas Angelidakis, Andrei Roiter, Andrei Filippov, Arpine Tokmajyan, Ahmet Ögüt, Sener Özmen, Vadim Zakharov, Vahram Aghasian, Yuri Albert, Giorgos Golfinos, Giorgos Katsagelos, Ganjina Sharipova, Alexis Dallas, Georgii Litichevskii, Guram Tsibakhashvili, Danae Stratou, Yelena Kambina, Tursun Ali, Viktor An, Imogen Stidworthy, Ira Waldron, Kalin Serapionov, Lydia Dambassina, Babi Badalov, Nikita Alexeyev, Omid Salehi, Richard Whitlock, Shalva Khakhanashvili, Sabine Réthoré, Solmaz Shahbazi, Teymur Daimi, Frederick William Ayer, Luis Nobre
HETEROTOPIAS: DI/VISIONS: HERE AND ELSEWHERE
Curated by: Catherine David
Thessaloniki's Port Warehouse C & B1 / Yeni Tzami / Moni Lazariston / Museum of Byzantine Culture
Anna Barseghian and Stefan Kristensen, Taysir Batniji, Anna Boghiguian,
Lukas Einsele, Wafa Hourani, Alexei Kallima, Hassan Khan, Joachim Koester,
Maria Papadimitriou, Hany Rashed, Pedro G. Romero, Alexander Schellow,
HETEROTOPIAS: SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED
Curated by: Jan-Erik Lundstrom
Adel Abdessemed, Rosa Barba, Ursula Biemann-Armin Linke, Jean Francois Bocle, Marcelo Brodsky, Francois Bucher, Claudia Cristovão, Jonas Dahlberg, Latifa Echakhch, Daniel & Geo Fuchs, Nikos Giavropoulos, Ivan Grubanov, Rula Halawani, Maria Hedlund, Maryam Jafri, Runo Lagomarsino, Churchill Madikida, Zanele Muholi, Oscar Munoz, Oliver Musovik, Eleni Mouzakiti, Camille Norment, Tracey Rose, Zineb Sedira, Barthelemy Toguo, Evanthia Tsantila, Stephan US, Zafos Xagoraris, Paola Yacoub-Michel Lasserre, Akram Zaatari
Yiota Sotiropoulou / 6972336261 [t] 2310- 589152 [f] 2310- 589210, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teloglion Institute of the Arts / Thessaloniki French Institute / Museum of Byzantine Culture