September

19Sep(Sep 19)12:0014Oct(Oct 14)18:00"Stories Untold II"Art from Syria12:00 - (October 14) 18:00 GLASS PAVILION OF THE AFTERNOON SUN

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

An exhibition by Syrian artists who are inspired and create, despite the war they are experiencing in their country, is returning to Thessaloniki, enriched with new pieces. Pieces that carry messages of hope, peace, and love; Inner strength that is a life lesson for us all. These people are happy, they love, they live, and they see the bright side of life. The “light” of the Syrian people is what makes love and hope overcome pain and loss.
‘Stories Untold II’ is a creation of the Manas Art Platform and its cooperation with friends from Greece, Syria, and London. It is being held under the Auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO.

Duration 19.9 – 14.10
Opening 20:00

Time

September 19 (Wednsday) 12:00 - October 14 (Sunday) 18:00

Location

GLASS PAVILION OF THE AFTERNOON SUN

Mon24Sep20:00Unseen limits / Makeshift constructionsPetros Efstathiadis Photobiennale Exhibition20:00 CASA BIANCA

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

The up-and-coming Greek photographer graduated from Farnham University for the Creative Arts and soon started collecting international distinctions, receiving high profile awards, participating in exhibitions in Europe and the USA, publications in magazines and newspapers such as Wallpaper*, Monocle, Guardian, and Jeu de Paume.

The ‘Unseen limits / Makeshift constructions’ series presented at this year’s Photobiennale is curated by Iraklis Papaioanou. As the curator himself noted, in Petros Efstathiadis’ photographs “constructed themes mix in enchanting fashion with the natural background, raw reality turns into a crafted creation, everyday spaces are temporarily transformed into a track for artistic acts, shortening distances that have been set out in welcome and unexpected ways”.

Collaboration
Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki, Directorate of Libraries and Museums – Department of the Municipal Gallery

Duration 24.9-30.11

Working hours
Tue.–Sat. 10.00-16.00
Sun.–Mon. Closed

Time

(Monday) 20:00

Location

CASA BIANCA

180 Vas. Olgas Avenue Τ: 2313 318538, 2310 427555

Sat29Sep08:00Opening of the 53rd Dimitria Festival08:00 Thessaloniki Port Authority

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

‘Life is a sea’ Ports of the World

On an opening night that will live up to the event, an emblematic space both for the city and for southeastern Europe, the Port of Thessaloniki, will be hosting an event full of music, flavours and colours, that will unfold through events that will last more than three hours and with guests from all over the world.

The ports of the Mediterranean, hubs for the region’s history, places where ideas, cultures and populations were exchanged, celebrate in a venue the specifically designed by visual artist Marios Teriade – Eleftheriadis.

The S.O.M.TH. will participate in the opening ceremony with a concert. Participants include soloists Natasha Mare Moumtzidou (singing), Kostas Tsougras (accordion), and Panagiotis Kountouris (electone). They will present Greek and international songs on the theme of the sea and its ports, in covers and orchestrations by Panagiotis Dimopoulos. Next up in the first part of the event will be one of the main soloists of the concert, renowned Palestinian pianist and composer Farag Suleiman, who will accompany and improvise on the music of Manos Hadjidakis. The orchestra will then perform with the composer and his quartet. Faraj will adapt his compositions for the S.O.M.TH., inspired by Arabic culture and jazz tradition.
The next performance will be by Tarabband, a six-member group that was created by the Egyptian-Iraqi Nadin Al Khalidi and Swede Gabriel Hermansson. Their sound symbolically starts from the European North to end in the musical womb o the eastern Mediterranean.
There will also be a touch of gastronomy at the event through street food culture, as producers from Central Macedonia with the collaboration of the Region of Central Macedonia will offer local dishes, which the public will have the opportunity to enjoy with wine or beer. The DJ sets will provide the event with its multicultural, celebratory rhythm.

Programme:
Jacques Brel: Dans le port d’ Amsterdam – adapted for accordion and orchestra
Eric Serra: The Big Blue Overture – adapted for electone and orchestra (theme from the film The Big Blue)
Manos Hadjidakis: The sea is deep – adapted for voice and orchestra
Traditional: My little sea – adapted for voice and orchestra
Nino Rota: Amara me – adapted for voice, piano and orchestra
Manos Hadjidakis: Wide open sea – adapted for voice, piano and orchestra
Faraj Suleiman: Four compositions adapted for piano and symphony orchestra
Three Steps
A boy on a bicycle, 7pm
The Trickster Dance
Beneath The Walnut Tree

Performers:
Part 1
Natasha Mare Moumtzidou: Singing
Panagiotis Kountouris: Εlectone – adapted musical theme
Kostas Tsougras: Accordion
Manolis Koutsounanos: Drums
Panagiotis Dimopoulos: Piano – orchestrations of part 1
Faraj Suleiman: Piano
Part 2
Faraj Suleiman: piano – compositions
Faraj Suleiman Quartet
Conductor: Charis Iliadis

Starting time 20.00

Co-organised by TH.P.A.

53 Dimitria Festival Opening sponsors

Time

(Saturday) 08:00

Location

Thessaloniki Port Authority

Navarchou Votsi 4, Thessaloniki 546 25

October

19Sep(Sep 19)12:0014Oct(Oct 14)18:00"Stories Untold II"Art from Syria(September 19) 12:00 - (October 14) 18:00 GLASS PAVILION OF THE AFTERNOON SUN

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

An exhibition by Syrian artists who are inspired and create, despite the war they are experiencing in their country, is returning to Thessaloniki, enriched with new pieces. Pieces that carry messages of hope, peace, and love; Inner strength that is a life lesson for us all. These people are happy, they love, they live, and they see the bright side of life. The “light” of the Syrian people is what makes love and hope overcome pain and loss.
‘Stories Untold II’ is a creation of the Manas Art Platform and its cooperation with friends from Greece, Syria, and London. It is being held under the Auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO.

Duration 19.9 – 14.10
Opening 20:00

Time

September 19 (Wednsday) 12:00 - October 14 (Sunday) 18:00

Location

GLASS PAVILION OF THE AFTERNOON SUN

01Oct10:0006(Oct 6)23:007ply ProjectContemporary urban culture festival10:00 - 23:00 (6) Various locations

Price

Free admission

Event Details

Multi-theme festival

The 7PLY PROJECT / seven sheets of wood, a.k.a the skateboard, is returning for its thirteenth year, focusing on young people and their aesthetic codes.

The event is the largest street culture celebration in Thessaloniki and it will hold seven days of events focused on the new Olympic sport of skateboarding, culture, sports, and urban culture.

More than one thousand pieces by Greek and international artists have been presented since 7Ply Project was first held in 2006, while the festival has hosted a number of skateboard competitions and shows, skateboard lessons, colloquiums and workshops, guided by modern art, street dance, screenings, graffiti on walls and specially designed surfaces, concerts and DJ sets, all kinds of events focused on street culture and the interests of young audiences.

Keeping skateboarding at the core of its themes once again, this year’s 7Ply Project presents a group exhibition at the French Institute of Thessaloniki, in the framework of which artists are invited to transform skateboards, each artist using their own perspective and technique, with absolute aesthetic freedom.

Collaboration: French Institute of Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art

Duration: 1.10 – 07.10  Opening hours: 10:00 – 23:00

01.10-06.10 French Institute of Thessaloniki and outdoor areas
6.10 Outdoor Amphitheatre of the New City Hall Courtyard
7.10 Municipality of Pylea-Chortiatis skate park

Time

1 (Monday) 10:00 - 6 (Saturday) 23:00

Location

Various locations

01Oct11:0003Nov(Nov 3)18:00Attention: Works AheadBy Manolis Babousis, curated by Emmanouil Mavrommatis11:00 - (November 3) 18:00 ALACA IMARET

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

Visual Arts / Video Installation

The visual artist and Professor Emeritus at the Fine Arts School is opening his solo exhibition titled, ‘Attention Works Ahead’, curated by art historian Emmanouil Mavrommatis, Professor Emeritus AUTh.

Manolis Babousis exhibits a composite installation of a 4×9 metre Totem accompanied by 9 video projections of photographs and texts. The surface of human skin is pulled back like a theatre curtain, which accurately reveals the anatomy of the human body, while his texts poetically juxtapose the counterpoints and interactions between life and art. At the same time, he presents 6 video projections with sound as a flux of the image of the world.

Opening hours
Tue.–Sat. 11.00-18.00
Opening 20.00

Collaboration
Directorate of Libraries and Museums – Department of the Municipal Gallery

Photo credit
Untitled, photograph of the installation of Manolis Babousis, Attention Works Ahead

Time

October 1 (Monday) 11:00 - November 3 (Saturday) 18:00

Location

ALACA IMARET

91-93 Kassandrou Street Τ: 2310 278 587

02Oct(Oct 2)10:0013Nov(Nov 13)15:00The European Endemic SpeciesExhibition curation: Thalia Stefanidou, Nikos Mykoniatis10:00 - (November 13) 15:00 YENI CAMI

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

In the most dominant mythological version, Europa fertilises the cultural pre-Hellenic era of the Minoan Kingdom. Plato in ‘Phaedo’ refers to the well-known world of his era as neither large, nor small. It is the geographic region that extends from the Pillars of Hercules to the Rioni River, the absolute limit to the east.
Our recent experience of Europe as a City/Continent that is searching for a collective identity, through multiple experimentations, in a framework that supports Schuman’s basic declarations regarding equality and true solidarity between the member-states of an enlarged family.
The awkwardness of present-day Europeans in dealing with ideological fluidity in every important sector of cultural development dictates expectations in order to create internal cohesion, while the artistic community itself activates systems of thought, making use of timeless symbols. Inventions, even paradoxes, decisively incorporate randomness into the visual adventure , as a catalyst of the creative process and act.

Participants:
Arbit City Group (Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Krini Dimopoulou, Natasa Efstathiadi, Giannis Mouravas), Dimitris Dimitriadis, Nandia Kalara, PieTa Group (Eleftheria Stoikou-Venetia Koutsou), Christina Sarantopoulou, Alexis Fidetzis.

Architectural Posters: Elina Aggeli, Katerina Kotzia, Christina Matika, Isidoros Plakotaris, Nikos Chatzidakis.

Exhibition curation: Thalia Stefanidou, Nikos Mykoniatis

Collaboration Directorate of Libraries and Museums – Department of the Municipal Gallery

*The exhibition complements the ‘Europe, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Rioni River. 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage’ colloquium.

Duration 2.10–13.10

Working hours
Tue.–Fri. 10.00-16.00
Sat. 11.00-15.00
Sun.–Mon. Closed
Opening 20.00

Time

October 2 (Tuesday) 10:00 - November 13 (Tuesday) 15:00

Location

YENI CAMI

30 Archeologikou Mousiou Street, Thessaloniki 54641 Τ: 2310 857 978

Tue02Oct21:00Is Art Lonely?By Philippos Tsitsipoulos21:00 ‘ANETON’ MUNICIPAL THEATRE

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

The artist who splits his time between London and Madrid, with internationally distinguished installations and visual theatrical performances, is coming to Thessaloniki with ‘Is Art Lonely?’, a collection of works that discuss the condition of loneliness in the creative context.

Philippos Tsitsopoulos’ new work draws on interactive experiential theatre, video-theatre, and visual theatrical performance, in order to explore the correlation between them by adopting video, live performance, vocals and body language, and exploring the limits of theatre and painting since 1990.

A performance and four screenings compose the ‘Is Art Lonely’ collection, which was shaped through actions held at various venues – among them TATE Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Wallace Collection, and FACT in Liverpool. The collection was recently completed with the work ‘The Raft – Art is (not) Lonely’, which was presented in Ostend, Belgium, in the context of ‘The Raft’ exhibition, curated by Jan Fabre and Johanna De Vos.

CAST AND CREW
Production video and masks: ‘Is art Lonely?’ Filippos Tsitsopoulos from Sonia Arias Valtuille/ For the Raft/ Art is not Lonely by Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos
Production for the performance in Belgium: Mirthe Demaerel, Dagmar Dirkx
Photographer: Alpay Beler
Production and support for the performance and exhibition in Athens: Elefhteria Tseliou Gallery
Support for the performance at the 53rd Dimitria: Lola Nikolaou Gallery

Thanks:: Katerina Zacharopoulou, Time of Images, Lois Keidan, Live art Development agency LADA London

Time

(Tuesday) 21:00

Location

‘ANETON’ MUNICIPAL THEATRE

Corner of 42 Paraskevopoulou Street & Konstantinoupoleos Street Τ: 2310 869 869

Sat06Octallday3rd Kapani ProjectMulti-themed festival(All Day: Saturday) KAPANI MARKET

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

The event that takes us on a tour around the historic central market of the city and offers us unique experiences focused on culture, social contact, becoming acquainted with one of the most singular nooks and aspects of the culture of Thessaloniki, is returning.

This year’s Kapani Project has something for everyone. Live acts, DJ sets, performances, visual arts. Noise Figures, Seahorse, Gangsters of Love and BNC – The Disco Vampire will create a concert-like atmosphere on the market streets. Larry SKG and Pale Penguin will take to the decks in the DJ sets, in a promising showcase by Shango Records, while the draw style stage will be staffed by Mister T, Phon, and Stelio gala. On the alternative stage, PRISM will initiate the audience into the joys of minimalist sound, while the line-up will also consist of Thomas Numan, Jiles John, and Tikis a.k.a. 9west.

There will be performances (‘The Exchange’ by the triplx group, ‘Slip’ by Olina Ikonomidou – Marianna Leptokaropoulou, and ‘Kinonia’ by Virginia Mastrogiannaki), playback theatre by Playback Theatre Thessaloniki, as well as the Balkan Route interactive installation by Asklepieion, a multicultural visual journey through the Balkans with installations, photos, and videos. Culture, and “urban culture” in particular, are celebrated at the 3rd Kapani Project.

Opening hours 00:01 – 23:59

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

KAPANI MARKET

Menexe 25, Thessaloniki

06Oct(Oct 6)10:0020Jan(Jan 20)13:00Alexander Iolas: The Heritage Curated by: Thouli Misirloglou, Director MMCA10:00 - (January 20) 13:00 MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Price

Admission €4 Regular €2 Concessions, Free (for special groups)

Event Details

He has been characterised as one of the most influential people of the visual arts from 1950 onwards; however, he has not been duly recognised in Greece, in contrast to the recognition he receives abroad.
His significant contribution to international art can be briefly summarised by the number of galleries he founded, his promotion of artists all over the world, the unstoppable momentum of his activities, his crucial role in the establishment of the European Surrealists in America, as well as that of many other young artists. A close friend of his until the very end, Andy Warhol, was discovered by Iolas.

Thirty years after his death, the exhibition-tribute to Alexander Iolas, the largest that has been organised to date in honour of this patron of the arts, is being held at the ideal time and in the ideal place: in Thessaloniki. This is where traces of his benefaction survive through his contribution to the foundation of the first centre for contemporary art in Greece, which then evolved into the first museum of contemporary art, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.

Duration 6.10.18 – 20.01.19

Opening hours
Thursday 10:00 – 22:00,
Friday 10:00 – 19:00,
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00,
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00

Collaboration Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

Time

October 6 (Saturday) 10:00 - January 20 (Sunday) 13:00

Location

MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Egnatias 154 (TIF-Helexpo) T: +30 2310 240002

Sat13Oct09:00Anavlastisi (Revegetation) By the Eordaiart visual arts team09:00 Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

When does one reside in a space? When creativity and the volume of discovery and search for the unknown seem endless. With the ‘Anavlastisi’ action an effort is made to take over and reside in the space through the use of mobile visual plant pots, while how densely or sparsely they are placed in the space will converse with the crowd and the residents of the area.

Eordaiart visual team harmoniously combines art and activism, believing in a functional and flexible environment, the type of environment that, according to its members, “activates experiential interaction with the persons who are active and who work in a space. An environment that is beautified, pretty and groomed, is a space of care. Caring is an ontological condition of the space, and its content concerns persons – entities residing there”.

The original action will be held in the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, with countless empty plant pots presented already prepared, while others will be completed on-site as a painting performance.

Collaboration
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki – Municipality of Thessaloniki Department of Groves, Tree Lines and Nurseries

Duration: 09:00 – 17:00

Time

(Saturday) 09:00

Location

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

6, Manoli Andronikou Street 2313 310 201

17Oct(Oct 17)08:0031Dec(Dec 31)14:00Giorgos Tougias (invoking and recalling subtraction) Curated by: Nikos Mykoniatis08:00 - (December 31) 14:00 Vafopoulio Cultural Centre

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

“Works of abstractive painting create reductions without strict cultural formations, creating images in fluidity and gradually cancelling the rationalised perspective. Thus, “episodes” of spiritual awakening occur, which are caused by an exceptionally nuclear, even primitive, calling. Incomprehensible whispers “invoking the gods” (Thucydides, History 7.71.3) transform into phonetic images, which are produced using colours with painting as a base, delivering art to untamed fingers, like erratic writing. A type of painting similar to addressing the divine, which resides deep inside, in an eternal effort to calm the inner restlessness, so as to provide an extension to moments of peace, as space expands into the endless, the incomplete. However, gradually, as though due to some need, the fullness of time arrives for images to take on dimensions. So the unformed is recalled for the sake of normalcy and structures are produced, either from the relationship of points, or because of the way in which they are juxtaposed. This new way is defined by principles and the person applying them becomes a constructor, a mason, and a creator.

Giorgos Tougias, in the 60s, created works that produce a unique and essential personal idiom of abstraction, the result of an inner expression, in the shape of the shape of an open invocation. Tougias then recalled this artistic practice, deciding to design his painting world according to architectural terms, critically and with a delicate irony. The works produced are strictly geometrical. They have clear outlines and their straight and narrow paths describe exactly the design event of absolute tranquility and stillness. In the 70s, during a period of intense experimentation regarding the relationship of the artist and his media, Tougias left behind the canvas, which meant “designing” the work directly in three-dimensional space.

Giorgos Tougias was without a doubt a pioneer, fully comprehending abstraction as a process of recalling and he remained a pioneer, as by recalling his artistic practices he served creation and not the avant-garde”. Nikos Mykoniatis, September 2018

Collaboration
Directorate of Vafopoulio & Cultural Foundations, Department of Vafopoulio Cultural Centre

Duration 17.10–31.12

Opening hours
Weekdays 08.00–20.00
Sat. 08.00-14.00

Time

October 17 (Wednsday) 08:00 - December 31 (Monday) 14:00

Location

Vafopoulio Cultural Centre

5, Vafopoulou Street 2310 424 132

17Oct(Oct 17)10:0003Nov(Nov 3)15:00My city: EuropeOrganised – Curated by: Alexandra Marati (visual artist), Thomas Mark (Artmark Gallery, Vienna)10:00 - (November 3) 15:00 YENI CAMI

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

European Artists, each representing their country, take a look at Europe today from their own perspective.
A continent with enormous contrasts, unexpected dark sides, many different conflicts that have tried it over recent years, which, however, has not ceased to search for its new face, through the values, treasured principles, and historic memories that connect its people.
What could be more appropriate than art, with its own sensitive markers, to present the multiformity and the scope of European ideals in all its nuances? And what city could be more appropriate than Thessaloniki, with its rich historical, multicultural, and religious background to host such an exhibition?
All the countries of the European Union will be represented by one or two visual artists, in this Greek-Austrian project being held under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy to Athens.

Duration 17.10 – 3.11
Opening hours
Tue. – Fri. 10:00 – 16:00
Sat. 11:00 – 15:00
Opening 19.30

Time

October 17 (Wednsday) 10:00 - November 3 (Saturday) 15:00

Location

YENI CAMI

30 Archeologikou Mousiou Street, Thessaloniki 54641 Τ: 2310 857 978

18Oct(Oct 18)18:0019(Oct 19)18:00Art Night18:00 - 18:00 (19) Museums and Galleries of Thessaloniki

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

Thessaloniki’s great art walk returns. This year the action of the Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki will be held over two days, on the 18th and 19th of October.
Art critics, curators, and artists undertake the role of tour guide through the contemporary visual landscape. The audience will have the opportunity to be informed on exhibitions, visual projects, and installations, hosted in museums and art venues in the city.
The concept for audience participation is still the same: Interested parties may sign up for the organised tours or create their own personal tour, taking into account tour times at various museums, if they want to take a tour. Participation in the tours is free. Admission to museums is free on the specific day of their participation in the Art Night.

Collaboration
Directorate of Libraries and Museums – Department of the Municipal Gallery

PARTICIPATING
Thursday 18 October
Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki – Casa Bianca 180, Vas. Olgas Avenue – Them. Sofouli, tel. no 2310 427555
ΜΙΕΤ Cultural Centre of Thessaloniki – Vila Kapantzi 108, Vassilisis Olgas Avenue, tel. no 2310 295 170
Museum of Byzantine Culture 2, Stratou Avenue, tel. no 2313 306400
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki 6, M. Andronikou Street, tel. no 2313 310201
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art 154, Egnatia Street (TIF – HELEXPO), tel. no 2310 240002

Friday 19 October
Contemporary Art Centre (Warehouse B1, Port) – State Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse B1, Thessaloniki Port, tel. no 2310-593270
Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki Warehouse A, Port, 3, Navarchou Votsi Street, tel. no 2310 566716
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, AUTH, 159Α, Agiou Dimitriou Street, tel. no 2310 247111
MIET bookshop, 11, Tsimiski Street, tel. no 2310 288036
Artforum Gallery 113, Tsimiski Street, tel. no 2310 257552
Donopoulos International Fine Arts 3, Agias Theodoras Street, tel. no 2310 552633
Eirmos Gallery Corner of 17, Nikis Avenue & Karolou Ntil Street, tel. no 2310 278868
Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery 52, Tsimiski Street, tel. no 2310 240416
Nitra Gallery 51, Philippou Street, tel. no 2310 285890
ArtNoise – Vlassis Art Gallery 6, Verias Street, Ano Ladadika, tel. no 6972 282438
Zina Athanassiadou Gallery 5, P.P. Germanou Street, tel. no 2310 275 985

18.10
Casa Bianca, Villa Kapantzi, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

19.10
State Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki, Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery, Nitra Gallery, ArtNoise – Vlassis Art Gallery, Zina Athanasiadou Gallery, Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation AUTh, MIET (National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation) Bookshop, Artforum Gallery, Donopoulos International Fine Arts, Eirmos Gallery

Duration 18.10-19.10

Starting time 18:00

More information will be posted soon on the Art Night 2018 Facebook event  Contact tel. no: Municipal Gallery 2310 427555

Time

18 (Thursday) 18:00 - 19 (Friday) 18:00

Location

Museums and Galleries of Thessaloniki

19Oct(Oct 19)09:0030Dec(Dec 30)14:00CABADAKIS: honoris causaA retrospective of Kyriakos Cabadakis, curated by Alexandros Cabadakis, Yolanda Papanikolaou09:00 - (December 30) 14:00 CULTURAL MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACE OF THE FORMER HAMIDIYE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS –ISLAHANE

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

One of the most important sculptors of the younger generation in post-war Greece, internationally recognised with a rich catalogue of work, Kyriakos Cabadakis is among the most prolific artists in Greece, with compositions that adorn outdoor spaces, and public and private collections, in Greece and abroad.
The exhibition will include famous and unknown works from all of the artist’s periods, as well as the sculptor’s workshop. An art workshop will find a hospitable home in the former Workshops of the Arts and Crafts School. Sculpting wood and casting metals, at some point in the past, in the same space, the boarders of the School learned a craft. Sculpting wood and casting metals, Cabadakis, in his workshop, created Art. The moulds, the dies, and the tools of the School will coexist both with the corresponding early creations of the artist, as well as with his completed pieces. An exhibition that initiates you to the materials, before their final form, the process, before the result, the quest and the destination of a piece of art.

Kyriakos Cabadakis (1938-2003) was born in Drama and raised in Thessaloniki. He studied sculpting and engraving at the Fine Arts School at the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Berlin, where he lived and worked for fourteen years. In 1975 he relocated to Thessaloniki permanently. Influenced by German expressionism, he created sculptures, engravings, and woodcuts, which he presented at a number of solo and group exhibitions.
The human form was a dominant theme in his work, while his attempt to create visual-painting impressions was evident. In his last works, the form is somewhat lighter and characterised by a significant reduction in mass, in order to develop new relationships between the piece and the surrounding space.
In the context of the exhibition a specially designed educational programme will operate for pupils. Communication: 2310.206.910 or 2310.213.800. Head of Education: Areti Kondylidou

Duration 19.10-30.12

Opening hours
Mon.–Fri. 09.00-14.00
Opening 20.00

In cooperation with the Modern Monuments & Technical Works Service of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

Time

October 19 (Friday) 09:00 - December 30 (Sunday) 14:00

Location

CULTURAL MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACE OF THE FORMER HAMIDIYE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS –ISLAHANE

3 Elenis Zografou Street, Evangelistria

November

01Oct11:0003Nov(Nov 3)18:00Attention: Works AheadBy Manolis Babousis, curated by Emmanouil Mavrommatis(October 1) 11:00 - (November 3) 18:00 ALACA IMARET

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

Visual Arts / Video Installation

The visual artist and Professor Emeritus at the Fine Arts School is opening his solo exhibition titled, ‘Attention Works Ahead’, curated by art historian Emmanouil Mavrommatis, Professor Emeritus AUTh.

Manolis Babousis exhibits a composite installation of a 4×9 metre Totem accompanied by 9 video projections of photographs and texts. The surface of human skin is pulled back like a theatre curtain, which accurately reveals the anatomy of the human body, while his texts poetically juxtapose the counterpoints and interactions between life and art. At the same time, he presents 6 video projections with sound as a flux of the image of the world.

Opening hours
Tue.–Sat. 11.00-18.00
Opening 20.00

Collaboration
Directorate of Libraries and Museums – Department of the Municipal Gallery

Photo credit
Untitled, photograph of the installation of Manolis Babousis, Attention Works Ahead

Time

October 1 (Monday) 11:00 - November 3 (Saturday) 18:00

Location

ALACA IMARET

91-93 Kassandrou Street Τ: 2310 278 587

02Oct(Oct 2)10:0013Nov(Nov 13)15:00The European Endemic SpeciesExhibition curation: Thalia Stefanidou, Nikos Mykoniatis(October 2) 10:00 - (November 13) 15:00 YENI CAMI

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

In the most dominant mythological version, Europa fertilises the cultural pre-Hellenic era of the Minoan Kingdom. Plato in ‘Phaedo’ refers to the well-known world of his era as neither large, nor small. It is the geographic region that extends from the Pillars of Hercules to the Rioni River, the absolute limit to the east.
Our recent experience of Europe as a City/Continent that is searching for a collective identity, through multiple experimentations, in a framework that supports Schuman’s basic declarations regarding equality and true solidarity between the member-states of an enlarged family.
The awkwardness of present-day Europeans in dealing with ideological fluidity in every important sector of cultural development dictates expectations in order to create internal cohesion, while the artistic community itself activates systems of thought, making use of timeless symbols. Inventions, even paradoxes, decisively incorporate randomness into the visual adventure , as a catalyst of the creative process and act.

Participants:
Arbit City Group (Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Krini Dimopoulou, Natasa Efstathiadi, Giannis Mouravas), Dimitris Dimitriadis, Nandia Kalara, PieTa Group (Eleftheria Stoikou-Venetia Koutsou), Christina Sarantopoulou, Alexis Fidetzis.

Architectural Posters: Elina Aggeli, Katerina Kotzia, Christina Matika, Isidoros Plakotaris, Nikos Chatzidakis.

Exhibition curation: Thalia Stefanidou, Nikos Mykoniatis

Collaboration Directorate of Libraries and Museums – Department of the Municipal Gallery

*The exhibition complements the ‘Europe, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Rioni River. 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage’ colloquium.

Duration 2.10–13.10

Working hours
Tue.–Fri. 10.00-16.00
Sat. 11.00-15.00
Sun.–Mon. Closed
Opening 20.00

Time

October 2 (Tuesday) 10:00 - November 13 (Tuesday) 15:00

Location

YENI CAMI

30 Archeologikou Mousiou Street, Thessaloniki 54641 Τ: 2310 857 978

06Oct(Oct 6)10:0020Jan(Jan 20)13:00Alexander Iolas: The Heritage Curated by: Thouli Misirloglou, Director MMCA(October 6) 10:00 - (January 20) 13:00 MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Price

Admission €4 Regular €2 Concessions, Free (for special groups)

Event Details

He has been characterised as one of the most influential people of the visual arts from 1950 onwards; however, he has not been duly recognised in Greece, in contrast to the recognition he receives abroad.
His significant contribution to international art can be briefly summarised by the number of galleries he founded, his promotion of artists all over the world, the unstoppable momentum of his activities, his crucial role in the establishment of the European Surrealists in America, as well as that of many other young artists. A close friend of his until the very end, Andy Warhol, was discovered by Iolas.

Thirty years after his death, the exhibition-tribute to Alexander Iolas, the largest that has been organised to date in honour of this patron of the arts, is being held at the ideal time and in the ideal place: in Thessaloniki. This is where traces of his benefaction survive through his contribution to the foundation of the first centre for contemporary art in Greece, which then evolved into the first museum of contemporary art, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.

Duration 6.10.18 – 20.01.19

Opening hours
Thursday 10:00 – 22:00,
Friday 10:00 – 19:00,
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00,
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00

Collaboration Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

Time

October 6 (Saturday) 10:00 - January 20 (Sunday) 13:00

Location

MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Egnatias 154 (TIF-Helexpo) T: +30 2310 240002

17Oct(Oct 17)08:0031Dec(Dec 31)14:00Giorgos Tougias (invoking and recalling subtraction) Curated by: Nikos Mykoniatis(October 17) 08:00 - (December 31) 14:00 Vafopoulio Cultural Centre

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

“Works of abstractive painting create reductions without strict cultural formations, creating images in fluidity and gradually cancelling the rationalised perspective. Thus, “episodes” of spiritual awakening occur, which are caused by an exceptionally nuclear, even primitive, calling. Incomprehensible whispers “invoking the gods” (Thucydides, History 7.71.3) transform into phonetic images, which are produced using colours with painting as a base, delivering art to untamed fingers, like erratic writing. A type of painting similar to addressing the divine, which resides deep inside, in an eternal effort to calm the inner restlessness, so as to provide an extension to moments of peace, as space expands into the endless, the incomplete. However, gradually, as though due to some need, the fullness of time arrives for images to take on dimensions. So the unformed is recalled for the sake of normalcy and structures are produced, either from the relationship of points, or because of the way in which they are juxtaposed. This new way is defined by principles and the person applying them becomes a constructor, a mason, and a creator.

Giorgos Tougias, in the 60s, created works that produce a unique and essential personal idiom of abstraction, the result of an inner expression, in the shape of the shape of an open invocation. Tougias then recalled this artistic practice, deciding to design his painting world according to architectural terms, critically and with a delicate irony. The works produced are strictly geometrical. They have clear outlines and their straight and narrow paths describe exactly the design event of absolute tranquility and stillness. In the 70s, during a period of intense experimentation regarding the relationship of the artist and his media, Tougias left behind the canvas, which meant “designing” the work directly in three-dimensional space.

Giorgos Tougias was without a doubt a pioneer, fully comprehending abstraction as a process of recalling and he remained a pioneer, as by recalling his artistic practices he served creation and not the avant-garde”. Nikos Mykoniatis, September 2018

Collaboration
Directorate of Vafopoulio & Cultural Foundations, Department of Vafopoulio Cultural Centre

Duration 17.10–31.12

Opening hours
Weekdays 08.00–20.00
Sat. 08.00-14.00

Time

October 17 (Wednsday) 08:00 - December 31 (Monday) 14:00

Location

Vafopoulio Cultural Centre

5, Vafopoulou Street 2310 424 132

17Oct(Oct 17)10:0003Nov(Nov 3)15:00My city: EuropeOrganised – Curated by: Alexandra Marati (visual artist), Thomas Mark (Artmark Gallery, Vienna)(October 17) 10:00 - (November 3) 15:00 YENI CAMI

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

European Artists, each representing their country, take a look at Europe today from their own perspective.
A continent with enormous contrasts, unexpected dark sides, many different conflicts that have tried it over recent years, which, however, has not ceased to search for its new face, through the values, treasured principles, and historic memories that connect its people.
What could be more appropriate than art, with its own sensitive markers, to present the multiformity and the scope of European ideals in all its nuances? And what city could be more appropriate than Thessaloniki, with its rich historical, multicultural, and religious background to host such an exhibition?
All the countries of the European Union will be represented by one or two visual artists, in this Greek-Austrian project being held under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy to Athens.

Duration 17.10 – 3.11
Opening hours
Tue. – Fri. 10:00 – 16:00
Sat. 11:00 – 15:00
Opening 19.30

Time

October 17 (Wednsday) 10:00 - November 3 (Saturday) 15:00

Location

YENI CAMI

30 Archeologikou Mousiou Street, Thessaloniki 54641 Τ: 2310 857 978

19Oct(Oct 19)09:0030Dec(Dec 30)14:00CABADAKIS: honoris causaA retrospective of Kyriakos Cabadakis, curated by Alexandros Cabadakis, Yolanda Papanikolaou(October 19) 09:00 - (December 30) 14:00 CULTURAL MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACE OF THE FORMER HAMIDIYE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS –ISLAHANE

Price

Free Admission

Event Details

One of the most important sculptors of the younger generation in post-war Greece, internationally recognised with a rich catalogue of work, Kyriakos Cabadakis is among the most prolific artists in Greece, with compositions that adorn outdoor spaces, and public and private collections, in Greece and abroad.
The exhibition will include famous and unknown works from all of the artist’s periods, as well as the sculptor’s workshop. An art workshop will find a hospitable home in the former Workshops of the Arts and Crafts School. Sculpting wood and casting metals, at some point in the past, in the same space, the boarders of the School learned a craft. Sculpting wood and casting metals, Cabadakis, in his workshop, created Art. The moulds, the dies, and the tools of the School will coexist both with the corresponding early creations of the artist, as well as with his completed pieces. An exhibition that initiates you to the materials, before their final form, the process, before the result, the quest and the destination of a piece of art.

Kyriakos Cabadakis (1938-2003) was born in Drama and raised in Thessaloniki. He studied sculpting and engraving at the Fine Arts School at the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Berlin, where he lived and worked for fourteen years. In 1975 he relocated to Thessaloniki permanently. Influenced by German expressionism, he created sculptures, engravings, and woodcuts, which he presented at a number of solo and group exhibitions.
The human form was a dominant theme in his work, while his attempt to create visual-painting impressions was evident. In his last works, the form is somewhat lighter and characterised by a significant reduction in mass, in order to develop new relationships between the piece and the surrounding space.
In the context of the exhibition a specially designed educational programme will operate for pupils. Communication: 2310.206.910 or 2310.213.800. Head of Education: Areti Kondylidou

Duration 19.10-30.12

Opening hours
Mon.–Fri. 09.00-14.00
Opening 20.00

In cooperation with the Modern Monuments & Technical Works Service of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

Time

October 19 (Friday) 09:00 - December 30 (Sunday) 14:00

Location

CULTURAL MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACE OF THE FORMER HAMIDIYE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS –ISLAHANE

3 Elenis Zografou Street, Evangelistria