The Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art opens to the public 19 September under the thought provoking title, Everywhere But Now. Relating to the questions of space and time, the exhibition brings together various artists including, Marina Abramović (Serbia), Khaled Jarrar (Palestine), Haris Epaminonda (Cyprus), Peter Wüthrich (Switzerland) and many more. Everywhere But Now will be both powerful and personal as audiences are offered the opportunity to speak to the artists directly.
Over 50 artists from 25 countries – from Brazil and Cuba to Iran and India, as well as many Mediterranean countries, including 11 artists from Greece – will present their works utilising various media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, video installation and performance. The fourth Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art also includes parallel exhibitions by the 5 Museums’ Movement in Thessaloniki. Meanwhile, other events (performances and workshops), as well as presentations of the collections of the State Museum of Contemporary Art will be inaugurated during the following months by Katerina Koskina, Director of the Thessaloniki Biennale and the President of the State Museum of Contemporary Art.
1. Marina Abramovic,Dangerous Games, 2008, Video projection, color, sound, 3 min. 34 sec.Segment of the long feature film Stories on Human Rights, produced by ART for The World on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2008, Courtesy Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva.