As a part of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, the Centre of Contemporary Art of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki Pride and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, raise the issue of gender. This is an attempt to detect and present various different visual formulations of an issue which has been transformed once again into a contested and contentious arena at a time which has witnessed a rise of neo-conservative, racist, homophobic, lesbiophobic and transphobic behaviour, a time when women’s rights are under attack and discrimination based on race, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity is soaring. Ident-alter-ity is the product of collaboration, fermentation and open consultation. The goal of this broad collaboration is to forge ties among various communities, formal and informal institutions of the city, and to activate participation by public space interventions and utilizing volunteers and creative clusters.
Participating artists: Lynda Benglis, Ursula Biemann, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Marianne Darlen Solhaugstrand, Yevgeniy Fiks, Kostis Fokas, Hector de Gregorio, Igor Grubic, David Hockney, Deborah Kelly & Tina Fiveash, Majida Khattari, Slava Mogutin, Carlos Motta, Natasha Papadopoulou, Antonis Protopatsis, Boryana Rossa & Oleg Mavromatti, Wolfgang Tillmans, Milica Tomic
IDENT-ALTER-ITY – BUT STILL IN ONE PIECE
Exhibition of artworks following the international open call addressed by Action Field Kodra
Participating artists: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Marilena Aligizaki, Angeliki Avgitidou, Chiara Bertin, Eva Vei Geromichalou, Marina Genadieve, Fred Koenig, George Petrou, Trix Rosen, Kelly Skoularioti, Manuel Vason
SYMPOSIUM: IDENT-ALTER-ITY. GENDER ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ART
June 18, multi-use hall, Thessaloniki City Hall, 16:00-21:00
17.06.15 – 31.07.15
THESSALONIKI CITY HALL FOYER AND WATER HALL
1 V. Georgiou Av.
Τ: +30 2310 589141 & 143
Curators of Ident-alter-ity: Thodoris Markoglou,Syrago Tsiara
Curators of Ident-alter-ity – But still in one piece: Dimitris Michalaros, Anthi Argyriou, Panagis Koutsokostas
Collaborating institutions: State Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Pride, Action Field Kodra-Municipality of Kalamaria