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5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

Bienalle-thessalonikiThe 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art has promised an entertaining and educative summer to the public, filled with exhibitions in various cultural venues across the northern Greek city.
The Biennale opened on June 24 and will continue through the summer until September 30. The organization aspires to be a dynamic meeting between the artists and the public that will give the latter the opportunity to discover the modern, complex artistic reality of the Mediterranean and the rest of the world.
For 100 days, Thessaloniki will host 14 contemporary art exhibitions with works by over 100 artists from across the globe, three symposiums, a performance festival, workshops, screenings, guided tours and educational programs at museums, exhibition venues, galleries and monuments, structured in the Biennale’s main and parallel program.
The exhibitions, tours and educational activities will take place in venues across the city, such as the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pavilion 6, the Thessaloniki City Hall and the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Admission is free to all events, exhibition and tours.
The director of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and responsible for the overall concept is art historian and curator Katerina Koskina. Chief curator of the main exhibition “Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will” is art historian and independent curator Katerina Gregos.

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