September 2013 - January 2014
The Mediterranean sea, as a geographical space, in which the current cultural and social reality is researched and studied, although yet vague and still extremely interesting due to the constant dramatic changes in recent years, with its traditional elements along with influence and impact of the global model indicated, will be again this year’s thematic of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, to be hosted from September 2013 until January 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Under the general title “New Intersections-Make it New”the Thessaloniki Biennale retains, for the second time, the same spatial and cultural focus, under the strategic decision taken by the State Museum of Contemporary Art, organizer of the Biennale, on 2010 to turn its audience’s attention towards the Mediterranean Sea until 2015.
The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is funded under the Operational Programme Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, is implemented by the State Museum of Contemporary Art and is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).
Chief Curator of the main exhibition of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is Αdelina von Fürstenberg, Independent Curator and Film Producer, President of ART for The World. The title and the full program of her curatorship will be announced shortly.
As in the previous years, this year’s organization will be also hosted in museums, exhibition spaces and monuments and will be realized with the collaboration of the “5 Museums’ Movement in Thessaloniki” (namely, apart from the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the Teloglion Foundation of Art of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art). The City of Thessaloniki along with a number of other cultural and educational agencies and institutions will be also involved.
Members of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art International Advisory Committee are the following prominent art professionals: Katerina Gregos (Curator, Writer), Marieke Van Hal (Director of the Biennial Foundation), Beral Madra (Art Historian-Curator), Jan-Erik Lundström (Art Historian, Co-curator of the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art) Gabriela Salgado (Art Historian, Co-curator of the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art), Thierry Ollat (Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Marseille), Thierry Raspail (Artistic Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon).
The Director of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is Katerina Koskina, President of the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Historian & Curator, who developed the Mediterranean focus of the 2011-2015 Thessaloniki Biennials.
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