A Rock and a Hard Place
3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2011
18 September–18 December 2011
Curators: Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Marina Fokidis
The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, under the general title “Old Intersections-Make it New”, is focused on the Mediterranean region, the culture and its people, viewed through a contemporary visual outlook. This year’s Biennale comprises a main and a parallel programme including exhibitions, an international young artists’ workshop, a performance festival, a symposium and a variety of artistic events, building up in every part of the city.
This Biennale is the first joint venture of the “5 Museums’ Movement in Thessaloniki”(5M) consisted of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Teloglion Foundation of Art AUTh and the leader of the project, the State Museum of Contemporary Art-Costakis Collection. It is also part of the “Thessaloniki: Cultural Crossroads” programme of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, focussing this year on the Middle East, and running under the City of Thessaloniki, Department of Culture, Education and Tourism, 9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, and other cultural and educational partners jointly.