The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art under the title "Old Intersection-Make it New", introduces itself to the public from September 18 to December 18, 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The Biennale of 2011 differs from the previous ones, not only in the area of interest and its realization time, but in its collaborating institutions as well. The State Museum of Contemporary Art is the leader of the team which is comprised by museums-members of the "Thessaloniki – 5 Museums Movement" (5M): Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Teloglion Foundation of Art AUTH.
The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art under the general title "Old Intersection-Make it New" focuses on the Mediterranean region and is framed by a main and aparallel programme of artistic events, such as exhibitions by the "5M", the International Workshop of Young Artists "Domino", the Performance Festival, and a symposium.
The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is funded under the Operational Programme Macedonia - Thrace 2007–2013, implemented by the SMCA and co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).
The Biennale 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 Municipality of Thessaloniki, Department of Culture, Education and Tourism, the 9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities and other cultural and educational partners jointly.
Director: Katerina Koskina, SMCA President
International Advisory Committee:
Maria Rosa Girace Pieralisi
Main programme curators: Paolo Colombo, Marina Fokidis, Mahita El Bacha Urieta
Katerina Koskina, Art Historian-Museologist, is the President of the Board of Trustees of the SMCA & the Director of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and Athina Ioannou is the Project Manager..
The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale will take place in cooperation, at promotion and communication level, with the 11th Lyon Biennale (15.09 – 31.12.2011, http://www.biennaledelyon.com ) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (17.09-13.11.2011, http://bienal.oksv.org).