EXHIBITION

8th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

From 10 December to 21 May 2023 · THESSALONIKI

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Central areas of Thessaloniki



The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, directed by Thouli Misirloglou, will take place from December 10, 2022 until May 21, 2023 in museums and other venues across the city of Thessaloniki.

Geocultura is the broad theme running through the programme of the 8th edition of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. The concept of geocultura associates the cultivation of land and culture, as a set of resources, texts, and practices available to humankind, that allow us to understand the world and act in it.

The pairing of the terms "geo-" and "culture" evokes the Latin origin of the word, cultura, which derives from the verb colere ("to cultivate"), as well as the original semantic connection between the cultivation of land and the cultivation of the mind, i.e., education and culture. Perhaps the demands of the modern world are urging us to rediscover that lost thread connecting land and culture.

Due to the state of permanent precariousness, we experience, we have come to consider this succession of crises that we have to adapt to in order to survive, as the new normal. The climate crisis, combined with the economic and refugee crises, turn our attention to that original connection with the land, the management of natural resources and the economic systems we use to organize production, distribution, consumption, and profitability. The recent shift from conventional to organic farming, aimed at protecting biodiversity and the ecological balance, offers hope for the future, as well as an extremely promising reservoir of principles and practices that could allow the radical transformation of the relationships among the species coexisting on our planet.

Athens-based contemporary art curator Maria-Thalia Karra will curate the main exhibition of the 8th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, titled "Being as Communion".

More information here. The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, directed by Thouli Misirloglou, will take place from December 10, 2022 until May 21, 2023.

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From 10 December to 21 May 2023
Main exhibition of the Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art "Being as Communion"

Main exhibition of the Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art "Being as Communion"

4
Mar
Exhibition "Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: 60 years |60 moments"

Exhibition "Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: 60 years |60 moments"

27
Oct
Thessaloniki State Symphony Concert "Carl Orff: Carmina Burana"

Thessaloniki State Symphony Concert "Carl Orff: Carmina Burana"

1
Jan
Giorgos Chatzipieris: The Lazy Dragon

Giorgos Chatzipieris: The Lazy Dragon

20
Dec
Exhibition of Contemporary Art "In Memory Land"

Exhibition of Contemporary Art "In Memory Land"

10
Oct
Sto 'pa kai sto ksanaleo: Takim – Eleni Vitali

Sto 'pa kai sto ksanaleo: Takim – Eleni Vitali

17
Dec
Temporary exhibition: "Smyrna in the early 20th century. Through the eyes of the Byzantinist Georgios Lampakis"

Temporary exhibition: "Smyrna in the early 20th century. Through the eyes of the Byzantinist Georgios Lampakis"

22
Dec
"Light Negative Positive - The Greekness of Chrysa"

"Light Negative Positive - The Greekness of Chrysa"

14
Oct
Main exhibition of the Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art "Being as Communion"

Main exhibition of the Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art "Being as Communion"

4
Mar
Exhibition "Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: 60 years |60 moments"

Exhibition "Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: 60 years |60 moments"

27
Oct
Group Exhibition "Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)"

Group Exhibition "Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)"

15
Dec