This year is Thessaloniki’s 4th Bienniale. Every other year this event is hosted in Thessaloniki. It was first initiated by the Museum of Contemporary art in 2007 with the aim to encourage artistic exchange with art institutions across Europe and beyond.
The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is currently focusing on international current affairs, global restructuring, and the crises and how all these influences affect humans and their environment. It also helps provide publicity for up and coming artists around Europe. The art that is being displayed is both bold and daring, with the intention of boosting aesthetic and social dialogue. The exhibitions range from art installations, performances, workshops, conferences, educational programs, and interventions in public spaces. Guided tours are taking place across the city until January 31, 2014. One of the events we visited was an art exhibition at the Goethe Institute.
This exhibition is called Re-Art. Re-Cycle where all of the artists made art pieces out of recycled and reused materials. They range from paintings, sculptures, to installations. The pieces were interesting and dynamic and worth seeing up-close.
The Goethe Institut, or German Institute, where the art was displayed, was equally interesting to visit. When you first enter there is a beautiful little courtyard that is very inviting and the gallery space has a very cozy ambiance. It is the second German Institute in Greece and it exists to provide Germany language lessons, cultural exchange between Greece and Germany and to enhance and strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
German Institute Goethe
15.10.13 – 14.11.13
Monday – Friday: 10.00-14.00 & 17.00-21.00