Everywhere but Now
4th THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Concept and Curatorship Adelina von Fürstenberg
Exhibition Designer Arch. Uliva Velo
Opening Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Mediterranean is the central thematic of the 4. Biennial of Thessaloniki of Contemporary Art, hosted from September 18, 2013 until January 2014. EVERYWHERE BUT NOW was the Central Exhibition, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, displayed in various venues of the city of Thessaloniki, such as the Ottoman monuments Alatza Imaret and Geni Tzami, the Periptero 6, spaces at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Cultureand the Makedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. The Florentine Architect Uliva Velo is the exhibition designer of EVERYWHERE BUT NOW.
The participating artists were:
Marina Abramović, Ghada Amer, John Armleder, Maja Bajević, Bill Balaskas, Lenora de Barros, Beforelight, Jacques Berthet, Nigol Bezjian, Mohamed Bourouissa, Marie Bovo, David Casini, Sheba Chhachhi, Claire Fontaine, Jordi Colomer, Marta Dell’Angelo, Desertmed Collective, Haris Epaminonda, Inci Eviner, Ymane Fakhir, Parastou Forouhar, Apostolos Georgiou, Khaled Jarrar, Hüseyin Karabey, Gülsün Karamustafa, Iseult Labote, Ange Leccia, Los Carpinteros, DeAnna Maganias, Marcello Maloberti, Miltos Manetas, Mark Mangion, Liliana Moro, Adrian Paci, Rosana Palazyan, Jafar Panahi, Maria Papadimitriou, Dan & Lia Perjovschi, Paris Petridis, Ivan Petrović, Khalil Rabah, Philip Rantzer, Zineb Sedira, Veronica Smirnoff, Priscilla Tea, Panos Tsagaris, Maria Tsagkari, Gal Weinstein, Peter Wüthrich, Raed Yassin, Yiorgis Yerolymbos, Vasilis Zografos.
EVERYWHERE BUT NOW closely relates the question of space (Everywhere) of different genius loci in the Mediterranean area with the question of time (now) of creation in our contemporary world. It’s in fact, Ernst Jungers’s Hic et nunc that in the "Treaty of Rebel" describes the rebel as an independent and free man of action, very similar to the artist’s condition. EVERYWHERE BUT NOW broadens also the concept of hic (space) and nunc (time) by giving a wider significant: a vision that adheres to the ideals of existentialism and recognizes man’s fragility in his condition over: the Being there, Dasein of Heidegger. In addition, we can perceive in the title the fundamental character of Dasein as Being-in-the-world, in taking the world as horizon of the project.
The Director of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is Katerina Koskina, President of the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, who developed the Mediterranean focus of the 2011-2015 Thessaloniki Biennials. The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is funded under the Operational Programme Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, implemented by the State Museum of Contemporary Art and co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).