The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, under the general title “Old Intersections-Make it New”, which is at the same time the thematic keystone of the three consecutive biennial organisations initiating from 2011 until 2015, will take place from September 18 till December 18, 2011. It is the first joint venture of the “5 Museums’ Movement in Thessaloniki”(5M)consisted of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Teloglion Foundation of Art AUTh and the leader of the project, the State Museum of Contemporary Art-Costakis Collection.

Focused on the Mediterranean region, the culture and the people, viewed through a contemporary visual outlook, this year’s organisation comprises a main and a parallel programmeincluding exhibitions, an international young artists’ workshop, a performance festival, a symposium and a variety of artistic events, building up in every part of the city.

The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is funded under the Operational Programme Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, and is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund), with the SMCA as the lawful beneficiary.

It is also part of the “Thessaloniki: Cultural Crossroads” programme of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which focuses on the Middle East this year, as well, and is supported by the City of Thessaloniki and the Department of Culture, Education and Tourism, the 9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, and other cultural and educational partners jointly.

Director of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art :Katerina Koskina President of the Board of Trustees of the SMCA

Project Manager : Athina Ioannou, SMCA

The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art will take place in cooperation, at promotion and communication level, with the11th Lyon Biennale (15.09-31.12.2011, ) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial(17.09-13.11.2011,

Kalfayan Galleries are pleased to announce the participation of Hrair Sarkissian and Constantin Xenakisas well as the presentation of works by Vlassis Caniaris and Yiannoulis Halepasin the 3rdThessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art“A Rock and a Hard Place”Curators: Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Marina FokidisOpening: Sunday 18 September 2011SMCA, Moni Lazariston, 19:30 Xenakis – NEWSPAPER ‘TO VIMA’Κυριακή 18 Σεπτεµβρίου, 12:00 – 14:00Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art (Warehouse Β1, Port)For the 3rd Biennale of Thessaloniki Constantin Xenakis is re-staging an action he first presented in Zagreb, back in 1971: An “alternative” newspaper, which is inserted in the Sunday edition of the newspaper To Vima. The artist will sign copies of the newspaper at the CACT (Thesssaloniki) on Sunday 18thSeptember from 12:00 to 14:00


MAIN programme:

PARALLEL programme:

Guest Events:

18th September – 18th December, Thessaloniki

Opening: Sunday September 18, 2011

SMCA, Moni Lazariston, 19:30

(The Biennale venues will open to the public

on Sunday 18.09 and Monday 19.09, 12:00-20:00)

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