The 7th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, organized by the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki (MOMus) will open in Thessaloniki (Greece) on October 5, 2019 and will take place until mid February 2020 in several venues of the city, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Experimental Center for the Arts, the Museum of Photography and the Museum of Modern Art in Thessaloniki, along with the Museum Alex Mylona in Athens. The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, which was first introduced to the public in June of 2007, is operating under a new structure, with updated goals and an emphasis on a collaborative curatorial scheme.
Under the title Stasis the 7th Thessaloniki Biennale aspires to serve as a field for redefining values and priorities, more likely to happen if one sees things from a critical distance. It suggests a historical overview of the self, the world and life, through artistic standpoints and creations. The Thessaloniki Biennale’s proposal for Stasis involves pausing for reflection, detachment, silence not for the sake of complacency and isolation, but in order to pick a standpoint, get actively involved and join voices, in order to chart courses that require effort, thought and consistency. For Stasis to become a requirement of picking a standpoint, the contemporary must be placed in the field of the questions of history and discourse, in the arena of conflict and ideological struggle.
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